Dad’s been there for you time and time again. Treat him to gifts that turn back the clock.
Invite the big kid to play.
Experience the great outdoors at a camper-ready site (complete with propane stove) at Little Bennett Campground, in Clarksburg. Take a bottle of Langdon Wood maple syrup (pictured) to drizzle on morning pancakes. The sweet stuff is aged in Catoctin Creek Distilling Company’s hooch barrels.
Appeal to his inner teen.
Hook up his man cave with Haus Interior’s industrial droplight before field tripping to Michael Landrum’s new spot, Nice ’n’ Greasy, Steak ’n’ Cheesy. Dare your old man to order a bag of Little Minions (mini versions of Ray’s Hell Burgers) dripping with Heck sauce.
Crown the prom king.
Have Pop measured for a slim-fitting button-down or bespoke three-piece from trans-Atlantic transplant Charles Tyrwhitt. Don’t forget to spike the punch: Half-price sangria is a Sunday tradition on the rooftop at El Centro D.F.
Cheer the big man on campus.
Present him with suds supplies (specialty hops, malts and yeasts) from newly opened 3 Stars Brewing Company. Keep him feeling forever young with tickets to summer shows like Furthur, featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, (July 8) or My Morning Jacket and Band of Horses (August 18) at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Why not? You’ll always be his little girl.
Photo: Courtesy of Langdon Wood