Father's Day has a new menu.
Several restaurants are offering barbecue lunches for Dad, and I'm not talking about a cheap plate lunch.
▪ Fearing's in Dallas leads the way with a "Blues, Bourbon, Brews and Barbeque" lunch featuring smoked prime rib, brisket from the Celina-based A Bar N Ranch, elk sausage or "paper-bag-shook" fried chicken.
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▪ The Omni Fort Worth is serving a $55 "Man vs. Brunch" all-you-can-eat holiday buffet.
It features coffee-smoked brisket with honey-chipotle sauce, chili-rubbed roast suckling pig and wild boar sausage, plus the restaurants' popular venison chili,
Other buffet items include Buffalo roast chicken, grilled mahi-mahi and a breakfast buffet with buttermilk or cheddar biscuits, sorghum syrup and pepper gravy; 1300 Houston St., 817-350-4106, omnihotels.com.
▪ Winslow's Wine Cafe is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a $25 barbecue buffet.
Police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel will eat free, and $5 of each meal will be donated to support firefighters.
▪ Heim Barbecue is open, and also has a $265 take-home family lunch deal for 12.
Start with chopped brisket or pulled pork for 12. Add two pounds of Heim's signature bacon "burnt ends," plus twice-baked potato salad, slaw, relish and sauce.
Best of all: no waiting in line. It's a take-out deal at 817-233-2441.
▪ The newBilly's Oak Acres BBQ
in west Fort Worth is launching a smoked prime rib weekend special.
Billy's serves the ideal combo for Dad: a family-style platter of brisket, ribs, sausage, pork and chicken-fried steak.
It also now serves a mountainous double cheeseburger with fresh-cut fries ($8.99).
▪ The Woodshed Smokehouse serves burgers beginning at 8 a.m., brisket and ribs from 11.
▪ Also open Sunday: first-rate Meat U Anywhere in Grapevine and Trophy Club; Hard Eight BBQ, which also serves open-flame steaks, near Grapevine or in Roanoke or Stephenville; Cooper's Old-Time Pit Bar-B-Que, Fort Worth; Feedstore Bar-B-Q, Southlake; Big D Barbecue, Mansfield; and Woody Creek BBQ, Fort Worth.
▪ A new festival, the Birthright BBQ Bash in Dallas' Heritage Village is sold out. It features Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue in Austin and Todd David of Cattleack Barbecue, along others; birthrightbbqfest.com.
More Father's Day deals
Other good choices for Father's Day:
▪ Dad eats free on Father's Day (up to a $20 lunch) at Fish Creek Restaurant & Bar, Willow Park;
▪ Biscuits, grits and pork shoulder on the regular weekly brunch menu at Fixe Southern House in the Shops at Clearfork;
▪ A New York strip special for Father's Day at Meso Maya, either in downtown Fort Worth or Tanglewood;
▪ Blackberry juleps and Father's Day specials at NM Cafe in Neiman Marcus at Clearfork;
▪ Prime steaks at Ruth's Chris in Fort Worth or J.R.'s Steak and Grill in Colleyville,
Last call for anniversaries
It's the wrapup weekend for three restaurant anniversary celebrations:
▪ Small-town classic Jake and Dorothy's Cafe, 406 E. Washington St., Stephenville, celebrates 70 years with $6 sirloins Friday night and a 70-cent open-face chicken-fried steak sandwich with waffle fries Saturday night; 254-965-5211.
▪ All Mama's Pizza locations celebrate 50 years by serving a $5 all-you-can-eat lunch buffet Friday, $15 extra-large pizzas Saturday and two large pizzas for $19.68 on Father's Day; six locations, mamaspizzas.net.