Father’s Day Drinks, Suites, World Cup Viewing, Yanni

Being a dad in Louisiana is tough.

According to personal-finance website WalletHub, that compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 20 key indicators of friendliness toward working dads, we live in the 46th worst state for fathers. Life expectancy is ranked at 49, the average length of a work day ranks 46 and the percent of physically active men ranks 45.

This Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, does he really need another necktie or breakfast in bed?

In New Orleans, dads can be treated to lavish staycations, exciting World Cup viewing, scrumptious food, free Abita beer and bourbon, New Orleans-centric novelties, enviable deals and even tickets to see Yanni in concert…

At the Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., treat dad to a Father’s Day Suite Summer Staycation where he can indulge in dining, poolside drinks and free bourbon.

Through Tuesday, September 18, the Windsor Court Hotel’s discounted staycation packages include a $50 per night credit for dining (Wagyu filet in The Grill Room), drinks (Mai Tais at the Waterman Poolside Bar) or spa treatments (an indulgent deep tissue massage in The Spa).

And, through Father’s Day weekend, dads can enjoy complimentary flights of bourbon, including George Dickel Barrel Select 14 Year Sour Mash Whiskey, Whistle Pig 10 Year Rye and Garrison Brothers 2010 Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

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For Father’s Day, enjoy a free flight of Bourbons during a staycation at Windsor Court, an award-winning luxury hotel.  PHOTO CREDIT: Windsor Court


Pythian Market, the recently-opened urban food collective located in the historic Pythian Temple, 234 Loyola Ave., is celebrating World Cup 2018 with month-long festivities including early morning bar specials, raffle prizes and parties.

With TVs located throughout the 11,000-square foot multi-vendor dining destination, you can catch the Russia-based soccer competition from morning until night. Starting today, Thursday, June 14, Bar 1908 will begin serving beer and frozen White Russians during morning games from 7:00 a.m., and vendors such as La Cocinita, Fete au Fete, Squeezed, Roustabout and Central City BBQ will offer breakfast treats. 

During each game, guests will have a chance to win prizes by entering raffles and guessing the winning team. Those wearing soccer team jerseys will enjoy Happy Hour prices all-game-long, and when each game ends, fans wearing the winning team jerseys will receive drink specials and themed cocktails.

A finale brunch party takes place on Sunday, July 15, at 10:00 a.m.

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The Pythian Market Bar  PHOTO CREDIT: Randy P. Schmidt


On Father’s Day Felipe’s Taqueria, 411 N. Carrollton Ave., will start to host ¡FÚTBOL FIESTA! watch parties for World Cup Mexico soccer matches.

At 10:00 a.m., as Mexico battles Germany, enjoy an authentic spread that includes Mexican breakfast burritos, Bloody Marias, Micheladas, Kahlúa and coffee and Tequila Sunrises.

Cheer on the Mexico National Football Team all month long on Saturday, June 23, at 10:00 a.m., for the Mexico vs. South Korea bout and on Wednesday, June 27, at 9:00 a.m., for the Mexico vs. Sweden game.

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Cheer on the Mexico soccer team as it takes on Germany, South Korea and Sweden at Felipe’s Taqueria’s World Cup watch parties. PHOTO CREDIT: Felipe’s Taqueria


The limited-time only Summer Prix-Fixe menus at Toups South, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., served during June and July, feature Chef Isaac Toups’ imaginative southern regional cuisine available during lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

These two- or three-course meals will include pork belly BLTs, crispy braised pork belly, cornmeal fried gulf shrimp and lemon ice box pie.

For Sunday brunch on Father’s Day enjoy mimosas, buttermilk fried chicken sandwiches and Louisiana Gulf shrimp prepared with huitlacoche grits and charred scallion.

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Toups South’s buttermilk fried chicken sandwich PHOTO CREDIT: Toups South


Every dad who stops by all Zea Rotisserie & Bar locations and Semolina, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., for a Father’s Day meal this Sunday will be treated to a four-pack of Abita beer and a complimentary commemorative photo with their family.

New this year at Semolina, both Abita beer and root beer in its four-packs will be offered from 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Both restaurant concepts are the brainchilds of Hans Limburg, Gary Darling and Greg Reggio who together form the innovative culinary and restaurant development company Taste Buds that was named a “Top Workplace” by The Times-Picayune in 2017 and 2018.

The first Zea location opened in Harahan in June 1997 and now has grown to locations in the greater New Orleans area and beyond including Covington, Slidell, Lafayette and Baton Rouge. Zea offers modern comfort food including rotisserie meats, roasted corn grits and Thai ribs.

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Pasta palace Semolina has received national recognition from the publication Restaurants and Institutions and was named “Hot Concept” by Nation’s Restaurant News.

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Dads who dine at Zea and Semolina on Sunday get some free Abita beer and root beer. PHOTO CREDIT: Taste Buds


If you’re still looking for a fun Father’s Day gift, give him a New Orleans-themed Tricentennial souvenir.

Multiple local artists have created mementos that celebrate New Orleans turning 300-years-old, an event that has attracted many guests and visitors to the city including dignitaries from more than three dozen nations.

“The New Orleans Tricentennial merchandise captures the true essence of the city, featuring classic items from local vendors,” said Mark Romig, president and CEO of the 2018 NOLA Foundation, the supporting organization for the 2018 Tricentennial. “We are excited to partner with these local artists and provide them with the opportunity to showcase their work, and we want everyone to be a part of history.”

From the official print of “Resilience” signed by Jamar Pierre, the 1718 Tricentennial aromatherapy soy candle, which celebrates the city's founding, and the Harley London designer cufflinks handcrafted from certified sustainable wood and stainless steel, the collection of official Tricentennial merchandise also includes items from Dirty Coast, Alexia Pulitzer, Mignon Faget and actor Bryan Batt’s Hazelnut, to name a few.

View all official Tricentennial merchandise here

The official 2018 NOLA t-shirt by Dirty Coast New Orleans is a blue short sleeve v-neck made with a soft blend of cotton, polyester and rayon. Proceeds from this t-shirt support the 300-year celebration of the City of New Orleans. PHOTO CREDIT: Dirty Coast


Free froyo and discounts on meaty meals and celebratory cakes were discovered by the savings experts at Offers.com.

In New Orleans, they found:

• Get $3 off any Baskin-Robbins ice cream cake or cookie cake. Use the printable coupon or promo code here. Specialty cakes for Father’s Day include the Cold One Cake, which is shaped like a mug of beer.

• Featured Father’s Day cakes at Cold Stone Creamery include the Tall Dark & Delicious ice cream cake,
which consists of layers of devil’s food cake, sweet cream ice cream, brownies and chocolate ice cream with Oreo cookies.

• Dads dining at Fogo de Chao on Father’s Day will receive a free dining card valid for a complimentary lunch, Sunday brunch or dinner on their next visit.

• On Sunday June 17, Morton’s Steakhouse will serve a three-course prix-fixe Father’s Day menu for $59 per person.

• At Ruth’s Chris, Dads dining on Father’s Day and the day before, Saturday, June 16, will receive a $25 dining card. 
The card will be valid from Monday, June 18, through Friday, August 31.

• On Father’s Day, Shoney’s ‘All-You-Care-To-Eat-Fresh-Food-Bar’ will serve fried chicken, meatloaf, BBQ ribs, peach cobbler and more.

• Dads get their first six ounces of frozen yogurt for free on Father’s Day at TCBY.


Offer.com also found Academy Sports + Outdoors is discounting sporting equipment, smokers, clothing and more for Father’s Day, and Bass Pro Shops is featuring mark-downs on knives, tools, clothing, coolers fishing equipment and more.

At Cabela’s, you can get up to 50 percent off during the Father’s Day sale, which runs through Sunday and offers discounted items including tents, outdoor wear, grills, tackle boxes and more. 

Home Depot’s Father’s Day sale also runs through Sunday and includes power tools, tool kits, programmable thermostats and more, and the Walmart Father’s Day sale features various deals, including up to 30 percent off tool sets and power tools and up to 35 percent off select work benches. 

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What Dad in New Orleans wouldn’t jump at the chance to see world-renowned, Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist and music producer Yanni in concert on Thursday, June 21, at the Saenger Theatre, 1111 Canal St.

In honor of Father's Day, the Saenger is offering 50 percent off select seats to see the iconic Yanni’s Acropolis Anniversary Concert Tour with password DAD2018.

The offer is valid though Sunday, June 17, at 10:00 p.m. and can only be found online here.

Yanni has been awarded more than 40 platinum and gold albums worldwide, has sold more than 25 million albums around the world and is one of the top global touring acts in the world. PHOTO CREDIT: The Saenger Theatre


The best thing you can wish your dad on Father’s Day is good health.

According to Ochsner Health System, chronic medical diseases like diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart disease and high cholesterol are some of the common problems causing men to die prematurely while in the prime of their lives.

June is Men’s Health month, and Ochsner reps said men can combat these diseases by following three simple tips:

• Find a doctor. Choose one you’re comfortable with, so you can openly discuss all aspects of your health.

• See that doctor. Just because you are feeling well doesn’t mean you are well.

• Get informed. You do want to be knowledgeable and understand that you shouldn’t ignore symptoms or complaints, but you don’t want to self-diagnose. Also know which screenings you need and at what age you need them.

Ochsner reps recommend getting blood pressure screenings annually and cholesterol screenings every five years.

They say prostate and colon screenings should start at age 45.


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