Let’s face it. If the grill is on, Dad’s usually the one manning it. This weekend, if your pops wants to truly relax, take him out for the burger he’s craving. Here are a few specials around town.
SKYBOKX 109 GastroSports
319 Speen Street, Natick
Can Dad finish the Grand Slam Burger Challenge? Starting Sunday, June 19, GastroSports at SKYBOKX will offer a 5 pound dish, created by executive chef Noah Gagnon, consisting of eight quarter pound beef burger patties, one pound of pulled pork, four slices of American cheese, coleslaw, onion strings and smoky corn relish, all sandwiched between a hamburger bun. If that’s not enough for your papa bear, it also comes with a side of Cajun-dusted tater tots, a whole pickle, and a side salad tossed with a low-calorie dressing. Low-calorie dressing? That’s like ordering a diet soda with 12 donuts.
The challenge is simple; succeeding is harder. Guests who consume the entire meal (burger, pickle, tots and salad) in 25 minutes or less, will get the entire meal for free.
Bar Boulud, Boston
776 Boylston Street, Boston
On Father’s Day this Boylston Street bistro is offering dads just what they want – a burger and a cocktail. Chef de cuisine Jonathan Kilroy, and resident sommelier, David Berube, have created a pairing of Bar Boulud’s Classic Burger topped with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and onions, served alongside crispy housemade fries, and a in-house Barrel-Aged Knob Creek Rye and Capano Antica Formula Manhattan. The pairing, $25, will be served noon to 10:00 pm on Sunday. June 19th.
The following day, head back to Bar Boulud for the unveiling of chef Jonathan Kilroy’s and pastry chef Robert Differ’s Summer creations like chicken panzanella with grilled fennel, arugula, oregano, tomatillo, and a gazpacho dressing; a sweet corn risotto with Maine lobster and thyme gremolata, and their refreshing fruity dessert with macerated blueberries, petit biscuit, pistachio foam, blueberry ice cream, and a crispy, caramelized blueberry tuile.