This Father's Day, tell Pops to put down the tongs, step away from the grill and let one of DC's finest chefs do the cooking instead. To honor DC dads, many local restaurants have created special menus and slashed prices. Here's the Daddy Day dish:
- Asia Nine (915 E St. NW) will have a $29 two-course menu featuring dishes such as coconut lime shrimp, warm spinach salad, grilled pork chop and Korean sizzling beef. If your family would rather eat at home, you can order off the BBQ Take-Away Menu, which lets you choose one entrée and two sides for $20.
- DC Coast (1401 K St. NW) may not be offering a special deal, but the kitchen will still be serving up dishes from their seafood-focused dinner menu, 5:30-9:30 p.m. And to make all the fathers feel special, each dad will be greeted with a gift and a "Big Daddy" -- a Stoli martini with olives speared on a golf tee.
- Mon Ami Gabi (7239 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda) gives you the choice of ordering from the regular brunch menu or from the special Father's Day menu, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. You can also sip on a mimosa or a make-your-own Bloody Mary.
- Tenpenh (1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) will be sticking to their traditional Asian dinner menu from 5:30-9:30 p.m., but for $7, your dad can take a beer trip around Asia. No, not literally, but the lucky guy can sample any four six-ounce glasses of their plethora of Asian beers.
- Acadiana (901 New York Ave. NW) will be offering their typical brunch and dinner menus on Sunday (11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5:30-9:30 p.m.). The Southern-style menu will surely satisfy any dad, and he will even receive a jar of homemade barbecue sauce to bring home.
- Morton's Steakhouse is offering a $65 per person three-course dinner at all DC-area locations (see Web site). Your meal includes the choice of a salad or soup appetizer, a steak, salmon, or chicken entrée, a vegetable or potato side, and either carrot cake or key lime pie for dessert.
Reservations are required for most restaurants, so make sure to book ahead of time!