Father's Day is just over a week away but there's still time to pick out a good gift. Here are a few local options to consider.
Byrdie's Bake Shop (9910 Rosedale Highway, Suite D): The northwest bakery is offering a Father's Day treat box ($28) with two beer-mug sugar cookies, peanut brittle, a mocha fudge brownie and chocolate almond clusters. Order online at byrdiesbakeshop.com to pick up Saturday.
Chef Lino's Grill: The restaurant continues its traditional offering of a Brazilian-style barbecue brunch, this time packaged to go. This feast ($170) feeds four to six people with a selection of premium meats including filet mignon, bacon-wrapped chicken, New York steak, cheddar hot links, grilled leg of lamb, tri-tip and barbecue wings.
This brunch to go also features sides such as queso fresco pasta, jalapeño mashed potatoes, street corn cobettes, cilantro rice, green salad, sauteed vegetables, asparagus salad and bread rolls. Desserts include chocolate-dipped strawberries, cream puffs, chocolate eclairs and churros.
Call 885-8006 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to preorder. Pickup is 9 a.m. to noon June 21 at the restaurant, 6603 Panama Lane, Suite 103.
Cornerstone Bakery (2100 19th St., Suite D): The downtown bakery has a special menu this week with cupcakes with fondant ties, Crown Royal Maple cupcakes, s'mores, port wine brownies, Butterfinger blondies, caramel blondies, Jack Daniels Tennessee Cider cupcakes and Father's Day cookies. Call 321-9922 to order.
The Dude from BakoBox: The local subscription box service created by Bakersfield native Kami Paulsen has a themed box for the fathers and other important men in your life. The Dude ($130) features an assortment of local products including Brother Ray's seasoning, gift certificate for Red House Beef grass-fed steaks, Batch of Rye beef jerky, coffee from Coffee Crafters, Next Ridge Apparel hat, handmade soap from Lucky & Lola and Bloomwell Essentials beard oil.
Order at thebakobox.com for delivery by Father's Day.
Firehouse Subs (3700 California Ave., Suite 300; 5602 Dennis McCarthy Drive #A, Lebec): The chain is offering a family meal deal ($24) through June 29 consisting of a choice of three medium subs — any combination of the Hook & Ladder, Italian or Firehouse meatball – three bags of chips and three cookies. Firehouse Subs loyalty members get triple points on the deal when purchased on Father’s Day weekend.
Hungry Hunter Steakhouse (3580 Rosedale Highway): Enjoy a dinner for two for takeout or curbside pickup. The meal ($49) consists of your choice of half-pound of prime rib, New York steak, salmon, swordfish or a full rack of baby back ribs. Salad, bread, choice of two sides and a dessert to share are also included.
Dine-in guests can enjoy $10 off dinner for two or $5 off two lunch entrees (both valid for up to parties of four). The coupons, posted at facebook.com/HungryHunterSteakhouse, are redeemable until July 31.
Bakersfield Whisky Society: The local group is offering live video tastings for spirit lovers to enjoy at home. Sales have closed for the Penderyn Distillery tasting on June 20 but space is still available at events on June 25, with Joshua Hatton and Jason Johnstone-Yellin of Single Cask Nation; and July 2, the "I'm a Social Distancing World Traveler" tasting featuring whiskies from Japan, Belgium and Scotland.
Cost is $54.95, with tickets available at eventbrite.com. Prior to the event, people will have the samples delivered to them in Bakersfield. Those who live out of town can make arrangements for pickup. For more information on Bakersfield Whisky Society, visit facebook.com/bakersfieldwhisky.
Upcoming events include one on June 25 with Joshua Hatton and Jason Johnstone-Yellin, president/CEO and vice president/COO, respectively, of Single Cask Nation; and "I'm a Social Distancing World Traveler" on July 2 with guest Chris Uhde featuring tastings from Japan, Belgium and Scotland.
For more information on Bakersfield Whisky Society, visit facebook.com/bakersfieldwhisky.
Eureka!: The chain launched its Whiskey Club just in time for Father's Day. For $75 a month, members will receive a box with a curated American whiskey, tools, recipes and other accoutrement.
Memberships for the Bakersfield club are currently sold out but more slots will open up next month. Join the mailing list for updates at eurekarestaurantgroup.com/locations/bakersfield.
For the inaugural box, curators selected a barrel pick of WL Weller Antique 107, a wheated bourbon with notes of caramel, vanilla, cherry and cinnamon. The box also includes a branded Weller whiskey rocks glass, branded ice molds, antique gift bag, tasting notes and Righteous Felon Bourbon Franklin craft jerky.
Future Whiskey Club boxes will highlight American whiskies such as High West Distillery, Uncle Nearest, Balcones Distilling, Michter’s, Colonel E. H. Taylor and Eagle Rare.
All proceeds from the club's launch will benefit The Conscious Kid, a nonprofit organization that provides research and resources on parenting and education. It is dedicated to reducing racial and socioeconomic bias and promoting positive identity development in youth, according to the Eureka! news release.
Ike's Love & Sandwiches: A deal good for dads or grads, the sandwich chain is offering a buy one, get one free deal on Father's Day. Among the sandwich options is the new Superman, which is packed with more than a pound of meats — turkey, ham, roast beef, pastrami, salami and bacon — along with avocado and jack cheese. Priced at $25.99, the sandwich is meant to be shared.
Those ordering for a crowd can enjoy $20 off a catering order of $100 or more all month long. The Ike's at The Marketplace (9000 Ming Ave., Suite H4) is currently open while the Valley Plaza location had not reopened as of press time.
Kern County Father's Day BBQ Box: Another local box option is being offered by Kuntz Family Farms. The package ($50) comes with Kuntz Family Farms honey, 6-inch honey dipper, Coffee Crafters Mason coffee, choice of Brother Ray's seasoning and a barbecue marinade recipe. Order at kuntzfarms.family for delivery on Saturday.
La Rosa Fruit Bars & Ice Cream (1317 Niles St.): Those craving iced sweets can order maple bacon bars, which are being made for the holiday. Cost is $18 per dozen and order quickly since La Rosa usually sells out of its specialty flavors when demand is high. Text your order and name to 619-9359 for pickup from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday.
P.F. Chang's (10700 Stockdale Highway): Dine-in customers can enjoy a prix fixe menu ($30 per person) that starts with a choice of appetizer: Chang's chicken or vegetarian lettuce wraps, chili-garlic green beans or dynamite shrimp. Entree options are Mongolian beef, miso-glazed salmon, barbecue pork spare ribs or Northern-style pork spare ribs, Chang’s spicy chicken, Korean bulgogi steak (add $5) or oolong Chilean sea bass (add $5). For dessert, choose either The Great Wall of Chocolate or New York-style cheesecake. Call 664-8100 for reservations.
Those who want to dine at home can opt for a family dinner available for curbside pickup, takeout or delivery (through third party service) on Saturday or Sunday. Meals are available for four ($80) with choice of appetizer, dim sum, soup four entrees and white or brown rice; Options for six ($120), eight ($160) or 10 ($200) increase the entrees as well as appetizers, dim sum and soups, depending on the number. Check pfchangs.com/dad for options and to preorder online.
Redhouse Beef (649 Enos Lane): The local beef purveyor is offering a Father's Day Grilling Box ($75), which comes with two premium steaks and package of hot Italian sausage for the grill as well as limited quantity Redhouse grass-fed and grass-finished beef jerky and a Redhouse hat. Order at redhousebeef.com or call 772-5850 for ranch pickup or delivery.
Sweet Bites Cookie Co.: The bakery is offering two promotions. The Father’s Day treat pail ($15) has four fudge brownies and a six-pack of Sweet Bites Cookie Co.'s signature vanilla thumbprints wrapped in cellophane. The Father’s Day gift box ($25) includes a six-pack of birthday cake batter thumbprints, a six-pack of chocolate thumbprints and four fudge brownies. Both the pail and box come with a Father's Day label. Preorders and payments must be completed by 10 p.m. tonight. Message the bakery at facebook.com/sweetbitescookieco or email email@example.com.
Tina Marie's Cafe (2000 Chester Ave.): Much like it did for Mother's Day, the downtown restaurant will offer a takeout brunch ($45) that feeds four to six people. Offerings include Belgian waffles with strawberries, pancakes, scrambled eggs, French toast, breakfast meat assortment, country potatoes, fresh fruit with chocolate dipping sauce, fresh salsa, choice of juice, assorted fresh-baked cookies and a caramel fudge brownie just for Dad. Add chicken-fried steak for $10. Call 631-1188 to preorder.
Venue Unknown: The local business that has been putting together stay-at-home date nights has now started offering picnics including this week's offering that's perfect for treating Dad. The picnic ($45 per person) consists of your choice of a grilled steak or artichoke sandwich, both topped with oven-roasted tomatoes, bell peppers, sautéed chard, and caramelized onions on Baker’s Outpost poppyseed bread; house-made pickle; roasted beet, arugula and goat cheese salad; stone fruit ceviche; house-made potato chips with Oleander + Palm camp season salts; and a Franco Baked stuffed doughnut. Everything is packed up ready to take out for a picnic (that you might serve indoors given the 100-plus-degree forecast this weekend).
You can also add on a Franco Baked doughnut trio ($15), small Father's Day cake ($25, must be ordered by 11 a.m. Thursday), 2nd Phase Brewing beer ($7 a can), can of rosé wine ($8) or cans of flavored sparkling water ($4 each).
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to order. All orders must be in by 2 p.m. Friday (earlier to secure the cake) with pickup from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at The Kitchen, 1317 20th St. Delivery is also available for an additional $15.