Ahead of Father’s Day, here’s a shortlist of where to wine, dine and treat Dad in LA.
It’s a sure-fire sign of summer when The Peninsula launches its series of BBQ weekends, which also happens to be perfectly timed for Father’s Day. For sky-high grill thrills, head up to the viewtastic Roof Garden where among the gourmand treats being roasted are Chef David Codney’s coffee and chipotle smoked beef ribs and Pabst Blue Ribbon beer can chicken.
More carnivorous cuts are served at Taylor’s Steakhouse, a quintessential American eatery replete with dim-lit n’ cosy leather booths and an extensive menu of steak cuts both classic and rare, all served with a side of rice or double-baked potato, but natch. For non-carnivores there’s a wide choice of seafood and fish dishes.
If Pa’s a fan of Italian, book a table at Angelini Osteria. This earthy, bustling scene spot is one of the city’s best for real-deal Mediterranean plates, including the likes of branzino roasted in sea salt and herbs or Milanese veal chops. The delish antipasti menu is great for sharing.
Dining options covered, now where to find that distinctive gift? Founded in 1968, the family-run Aardvark Letterpress uses time-tested methods to create meticulous and memorable prints, stationery and cards, both bespoke and off the shelf. Alternatively, Bar Keeper is a superb little cubby selling all you need to stock a bar (doh!) from bitters and spirits to vintage glassware, plus a neat line of hard-to-find cocktail paraphernalia and collectors’ items that make excellent gifts. Cheers to Dad!
Roof Garden BBQ at the Peninsula / 5/F / 9882 South Santa Monica Blvd / +1 310 975 2855 / 5pm-9pm Fri-Sun, til 30 Sep / beverlyhills.peninsula.com
Angelini Osteria / 313 Beverly Blvd / +1 323 297 0070 / lunch & dinner Mon-Fri, dinner Sat-Sun / www.angelinirestaurantgroup.com
Taylor’s Steakhouse / 3361 W 8th St / +1 213 382 8449 / lunch & dinner Mon-Fri, dinner Sat-Sun / www.taylorssteakhouse.com
Aardvark Letterpress / 3802, 2500 W 7th St / +1 213 388 2271 / 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, until 2pm Sat / www.aardvarkletterpress.com
Bar Keeper / 3910 Sunset Blvd / +1 323 669 1675 / 11am-6pm Sun-Thu, until 7pm Fri-Sat / http://www.barkeepersilverlake.com