In America, the first Father’s Day took place on July 5, 1908 in West Virginia of all places. According to Wikipedia, one possible genesis of the paternal celebration is believed to have been a response to a tragic mine explosion the previous winter that killed 361 men, many of them fathers and recent Italian immigrants.
The 99th annual Father’s Day is less than two weeks away; do you have reservations yet? If not, allow us to help you seek out the various Father’s Day specials around town on Sunday, June 17th.
Today: Downtown Specials.
• Maharani has a special vegan five-course meal for $32.50 and a non-vegan one for $39.
• Everyone’s favorite reminder of Polynesian colonialism, Trader Vic’s, will trot out a very special 3-course Father’s Day prix-fixe for $42.
• Manly Father’s Day specials like Surf & Turf and Beef Au Jus are sure to abound at Bob’s Steak & Chophouse.
Peruse more special offers at Open Table. More to come later in the week here as well.