If you're looking for last minute ideas for the father figure in your life, try these manly selections!
Pizzeria Ortica - Costa Mesa
Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Former On the Line subject Justin Miller has got you covered with hearty braised pork belly and heirloom cherry tomato pizza options. Request a specialty cocktail or draft beer from the bar as you browse the menu. (714) 445-4900; www.pizzeriaortica.com.
Old World Huntington Beach
Unlimited eats await as you temporarily step back in time for bratwurst, apple strudel, fried potatoes and shrimp Alfredo. Choose between champagne and their beer-mosa (grapefruit infused Hef). Travel to Germany without using your passport. And you gotta stay for dachshund racing! (714) 895-8020; www.oldworld.ws.
The Counter Burger - All OC locations
If he's a meat-and-bun kind of guy, take him to a place specializing in them. For every paying guest dining in on Sunday, Dad will get a one-third pound burger on the house. Extras will cost him extra. We're fans of the bison burgers. www.thecounterburger.com.
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Aquarium of the Pacific - Long Beach
When your meal includes all day admission and craft activities for the kidlets, we say "Go!" Your picnic lunch includes roasted pork tenderloin and berry cobbler. Yes, we're crossing over into Long Beach. Enjoy the change of scenery. (562) 590-3100; www.aquariumofpacific.org.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Newport Beach
You could do their three-course brunch here. Or you could treat him to a decadent three-course dinner, featuring this 28-ounce steak. Available Friday through Sunday, they're also throwing in a $25 dining card for your patronage. Find all the details on their website. (949) 720-9633.