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12 Last-Minute Father’s Day Ideas for Takeout in D.C.

Treat dad to a grilling kit, picnic pack, or cocktail

Convivial is packaging up a Father’s Day picnic this weekend
Photo: Convivial

Need to throw a last-minute celebration at home for dad this Father’s Day? Washington-area restaurants have it covered with specials for the weekend. Here’s how to celebrate over grilled meats, coffee cocktails, picnics, and more:

Fire up the grill: A few restaurants around town are making it easy to grill out for Father’s Day weekend. Taco Bamba is offering a $15 Mexican chorizo package with flour tortillas, chipotle mustard, and pickled onions and chilis. Grilling kits from Gravitas are available for pick up on Saturday, June 20, from noon to 4 p.m., with options like king salmon filets and ribeye, sauces like chimichurri or dijon mushroom and sides like summer panzanella salad and baked beans. For vegans, Fare Well is offering a grilling kit with Italian “sausage,” pretzel buns, dill potato salad, gardinera, and tiramisu for $22 per person.

Plan a picnic: Convivial is putting together a “Father’s Day Picnic for Two” for $65, packaged up with dishes like pasta salad, tabbouleh, Shrimp Louie and cold roast beef sandwiches — and flan and olive oil strawberry shortcake for dessert. Preorder online or call 202-525-2870 and pick up the picnic on Sunday, June 21, between noon and 8 p.m.

Go for surf and turf (or other meaty entrees): At ABC Pony, the Father’s Day dinner package on June 20 includes NY strip steak with homemade ABC-1 sauce and lobster with clarified butter. Steakhouse-esque sides include blue cheese wedge salads, fried Brussel sprouts, macaroni and cheese, and lemon bars, with an optional cocktail pairing. The dinner is $50 for two and available at 5 p.m. for pickup or delivery. At sister restaurant Maketto, Saturday takeout dinner means Coin BBQ by Mario Almeida with brisket, char siu pork jowl, and whole chickens with fixing like Japanese potato salad, ginger scallion rice, or build-your-own steam buns. For another option, Karma Modern Indian’s Father’s Day special is Tandoori lamb chops with cumin potatoes and mixed herbs, available for takeout or on the restaurant’s patio. At Zaytina, a limited number of same day orders of a Greek lamb shoulder feast will be available if placed before noon.

Explore Belgian beers: Get a complimentary pack of Ommegang beer with an order of $100 or more at Belga Cafe as part of the restaurant’s Father’s Day celebrations. Dinner and brunch are both available for takeout and delivery. In addition to a three-course Father’s Day menu at Et Voila including steak or soft shell crab tempura, the Belgian restaurant is offering a six-pack of mix and match beer with a free beer glass for $44.

Whip up coffee cocktails: In time for Father’s Day, local sister duo RAKO Coffee Roasters partnered with local distiller Don Ciccio & Figli for a coffee cocktail kit. The $50 kit includes one bag of RAKO’s Harimau Tiger coffee, one bottle of Amaro delle Sirene, a tasting bottle & bag, and three recipes to get started at home. Buy the Father’s Day kit online at RAKO’s site and pick up in Ivy City at Don Ciccio & Figli (1907 Fairview Avenue NE) through June 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Forget takeout and take dad out: Kith + Kin, James Beard award-winning chef Kwame Onwuachi’s Afro-Caribbean restaurant on the Wharf, recently returned for limited weekend service on smoked jerk wings and classics like a cucumber salad. Reservations are still showing for Sunday, June 21.