Last Minute Father's Day

Food gifts and events for the procrastinator

photo by john Anderson

Yesterday, we recommended some great Father's Day cookbooks – but if Dad prefers chocolate, pastries, or spirits to actual cooking, here are some distinctive local treats likely to endear you to sweet ol' Pops for the rest of the year.

Swift Single Malt Whiskey
Treat Dad to a bottle of this single malt handcrafted in Dripping Springs by the husband and wife team of Nick and Amanda Swift. It's now available at liquor stores all over town.

Delysia Chocolatier Chocolate Bug Collection
This innovative new line includes bags of cricket bark ($8) or the bug truffle collection ($40) available online.

Chocolate Cowboy Boots from Chocolaterie Tessa
Fill up a dark, milk, or white chocolate boot ($25) with chocolate cowboy hats, guitars, Lone Stars, or mini replicas of the State of Texas at this clever shop at 7425 Burnet Rd.

Bribe Your Pops Treats from Bribery Bakery
Pastry chef Jodi Elliott will put together a selection of sweet and savory treats for Dad, starting on June 16 at the bakery at 2013 Wells Branch Pkwy.

Independence Brewing “Dad Bod” Contest (3913 Todd Ln, #607)
Enter Dad in this fun contest for some cool prizes. Register between noon -1:45pm on Saturday, June 20; contest starts at 2pm.

Happy Hour at Trace at the W (200 Lavaca
They'll be breaking into their stash of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons as well as those from Buffalo Trace Distillery to offer a special Father's Day Sip ($10). Also check out the Woody Tailgate on the patio with $4 pints of Nightlight Irish stout from Circle Brewing. Sunday, June 21 at 5pm.

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