On Father's Day 2011, which falls on June 19, take your dad out for a uniquely Austin meal, whether brunch, lunch or dinner. And of course, reservations are strongly recommended as tables tend to fill up quickly. Contact the restaurant (or food trailer) for more information.
If brunch is your dad's thing, Sagra (1610 San Antonio St.) in downtown Austin will be hosting a buffet on June 19. The trattoria -- known for its seasonally-driven fare -- offers a brunch menu for $24 ($12 for children) and $8 for bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.
In West Austin, families can enjoy casual dining and seasonal Mediterranean-inspired food at the bistro Cipollina (1213 W. Lynn).
In Central Austin, for dads who might like a side of history along with their main course, Judges' Hill Restaurant (1900 Rio Grande St.) will serve all-you-can-eat prime rib for $20 in the historic Goodall Wooten House near the University of Texas campus.
In North Austin, for those looking for ethnic fare, La Sombra (4800 Burnet Road) will serve Central and South American specialties and $3 cava mimosas, pisco belinis, and Bloody Marys.
In East Austin, for fathers who love their smoked meat and want to take a break from manning the grill, Franklin Barbecue (900 E. 11th St.) would be an excellent choice for its Angus brisket, pulled pork, spareribs and sausage.
In South Austin, for a taste of the unusual (like alligator), consider Green Pastures Restaurant (811 W. Live Oak St.). The eatery's planning a Father's Day brunch for $50 a person.