Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dad's Day

He fixes our cars, computers and makes life's problems easier to tackle. Reward dad's hard work with a brunch, dinner or themed event this Father's Day weekend. From ball games to brews to antique cars, make this weekend a truly memorable one for dad.

Courtesy Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens


Cleveland Indians Play Catch!
Take dad out to the ball game. The Indians play the Washington National's at 1:05 p.m., and after what we hope will be a win, go out and play catch on the grassy field. Sessions will be 15 minutes and filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Proceeds benefit Cleveland Indians Charities, which creates programs to teach young people how to play baseball, develop life skills and learn responsibility. $15. Progressive Field, 2401 Ontario St., 216-420-4200,

Morton's the Steakhouse
Treat dad to a juicy steak at Morton's, where he will get a three-course meal with choices of salads, sides, entrees and desserts. Entrees include mouthwatering double-cut prime pork-chop, center-cut filet mignon, braised beef short rib, chicken bianco and honey-chili glazed salmon filet. $69. 1600 W. Second St., Cleveland, 216-621-6200,


Children's Museum of Cleveland
Kids can make music with dad by using drums to lead a parade around the museum at noon. At 3 p.m., race dad through the obstacle courses, play with a parachute and score winning goals in soccer. All events are free with paid admission or memberships. $7. 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. 10730 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216-791-7114,

Claddagh Irish Pub
Go Irish this Father's Day with this brunch and barbecue dinner buffet. Made-to-order omelets, whole bread and meat stations are offered for brunch, while grilling stations break out for dinner. Ribs, chicken, steak, corn-on-the-cob, pulled pork, clams and baked potatoes are just a few items on the menu. $24.95 adults, $9.95 children, four and younger free. Brunch 9 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner 3-7 p.m.  Legacy Village, 25389 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, 216-691-0534,

Lake County Captains
Fireworks and superheros and a jersey auction are just a few of the ways to celebrate your super-dad at this weekend's games. Plus, the first 1,500 men to pass through the gates will receive a free Captains baseball hat. Ticket prices vary. Fri. & Sat. 7 p.m., Sun. 1:30 p.m. Classic Park, 35300 Vine St., Cleveland, 440-954-9467,

Mitchell's Fish Market
This restaurant and bar says fresher fish would still be in the ocean. A special of Surf & Turf of charbroiled rib-eye and fresh lobster tail, plus sides, will be served to all dads on Father's Day. $34.99. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, 216-765-3474,


Avon Heritage Duct Tape Festival
Duct tape is a staple in all dads' toolboxes, so take them to this free festival honoring Avon's claim as the "Duct Tape Capital" of the world. Carnival rides, fair food, duct tape crafts and live entertainment, as well as a parade featuring floats and characters made of Duck Tape brand duct tape and a fashion show are all part of the lineup. Fri. 4-11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Veteran's Memorial Park, 3701 Veteran's Memorial Parkway, Avon,

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
Bacon-wrapped twin filets, horseradish-crusted salmon, crab and lobster omelets, and lemon caper chicken are part of this three-course brunch menu, in addition to the regular dinner menu. Dine on the Main Street patio, in the fireplace room or one of three private dining rooms, while enjoying a glass of their more than 35 selections of wine. $27.95. Mon. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. 21 Main St., Westlake, 440-892-4933,


Savor a drink with dad at this wine boutique and bar Friday and Saturday. Choose from their wide selection of wine or try a Father's Day special including a beer flight with four different beers and a choice of a braised beef sandwich or crab cake sliders. $8 for beer flight, $17 for flight and entree. 2287 W. Market St., Akron, 330-794-5754,

Buca di Beppo
Free is always better. All dads receive a free cannoli with a reservation at this Italian restaurant that serves family-style meals. Need something to wash down dinner? Try wine or sangria.  Print a coupon and make reservations on Buca's website. 16677 Southpark Center, Strongsville, 440-846-6262,

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Signature eggs benedict, baked brioche French toast with a walnut crisp, prime rib with a trio of sausage, and egg strata will be offered on the three-course brunch menu special. Make a glass of their award-winning wine a part of the day, and all fathers also receive a $25 dining card for future visits to the restaurant. Brunch $36.95. 4000 Medina Road, Akron, 330-670-5200,

Mustard Seed Market & Cafe
For guests looking for a little variety in their Father's Day brunch, check out the Mustard Seed Market & Cafe. Creme brulee French toast, made-to-order omelets, bison meatloaf and southern-style slaw are just a few of the selections on this Sunday's menu. $10.99 kids 12 and under, $21.99 adults. 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; 3885 W. Market St., Akron, 330-666-7333,

Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Is your dad a bit of a gearhead? Check out the 56th annual Father's Day Car Show at Stan Hywet. More than 350 classic, antique and collector automobiles will be on display against the backdrop of this nearly century-old estate. A mobile video game truck will also be available with car-themed video games to keep kids entertained while dad checks out the interiors of his dream cars. $12, $9 members, $5 kids 6-17, $4 youth member, kids 5 and under free. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 714 N. Portage Path, Akron, 330-836-5533,  

 Additional reporting by James Bigley II

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