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Five fabulous Chicago Father’s Day ideas

Barn & Company will teach your Dad to make ribs like these.

Barn & Company will teach your Dad to make ribs like these.

Dad’s Day is coming up Sunday. Here are our picks for great Father’s Day gifts.

  1. Sign Dad up to learn the art of barbecue with Barn & Company Pit Master Gary Wiviott, author of “Low & Slow: Master the Art of Barbecue in 5 Easy Lessons.” Wivott’s Grill Master Series classes at the Lincoln Park eatery are available individually for $100 per class, or as a set of three for $225. Each lesson also covers sauce, rub and side and takes place from noon to 4 p.m. on your choice of two dates: Lesson One — Ribs and Sausage & Chicken, June 17 or 24; Lesson Two — Ribeye and Pork Loin, July 15 or 29; and Lesson Three — Beef Brisket and Pork Shoulder, August 5 or 19.

  2. Through Saturday, June 16, buy Dad an early Father’s Day meal at I Dream of Falafel in the Loop and his entree will be free with the with the purchase of your entree. Dad can choose from falafel, chicken shawarma, doner or kefta kebabs with his choice of wrap, rice, fresh salads and toppings, sauces and more.

  3. On Sunday, the first 50 dining dads who correctly answer a trivia question about L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge in Lincolnwood will win a $50 set of noise-cancelling headphones at the restaurant. Coach Dad with the hints you’ll find here.

  4. Show Dad you love him with encased meats. Pick up natural-casing hot dogs or Polish at the Vienna Beef Factory Store in Bucktown or order online (use code “CASEDAD12” to get $10 off online orders).

  5. Take Dad out for a Hawaiian-influenced brunch or dinner at Roy’s Restaurant in River North and he’ll receive a $20 dining card for a future meal.