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Quaranteam MVP: Celebrate Father’s Day on the Main Line (and from Home)

Whether you want to toast the dads in your life or enjoy some quality time with your kids, there are so many ways to celebrate around town.

Father’s Day is coming up on June 21, and to all dads going through the last few months working from home with kids and trying to hold it together: we see you, we love you, and we couldn’t hope for better quaranteam members! So, whether you want to toast the dads in your life or enjoy some quality time with your kids, there are so many ways to celebrate around town.

 

While the Yellow phase of coronavirus re-opening means we get to dine outdoors now, the forecast isn’t looking too promising this weekend. Luckily, there are plenty of takeout, curbside pickup, and fun surprises and things to do. Read on for our picks, and Happy Father’s Day!

Unique Gifts

Outdoor Mini Sessions with Ivory Tree Portraits

 

Book online for just $50 per session (plus the price for products you select). They’re booked until July at this point, but reserve your slot now for a gift that will last a lifetime.

 

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Children’s Book World

17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford

 

Browse selections of books for dads, as well as adorable kids’ books about dads. Select curbside pickup, or have your gift shipped.

AR Workshop

233 E. King St., Malvern

 

Enjoy crafting together as a family, or just get a kit for yourself to have some creative time alone.  Kits include all materials including stencils, wood, a PrimARy Paint Essentials Kit, brushes and instructions.

Elmwood Park Zoo

1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown

 

For $30, EPZ is offering a special ZooBrew package that includes two single-day member tickets, a ZooBrew growler, and a free growler fill. ZooBrew does not open until Phase 2 of EPZ’s reopening plan, but you can arrange for contactless pickup of the gift for Father’s Day. Another unique gift from EPZ is a one-of-a-kind painting by a jaguar!  The zoo’s jaguars actually make these 8×10 inch original canvas paintings using non-toxic paint (and with a little help from their keepers), and each one is unique. Shipping is a flat rate of $7, or you can pick up your painting at the zoo.

Meals, Treats, and More

Carlino’s

2616 E. County Line Rd., Ardmore

 

This Italian market and caterer is always a hit with us. They have fantastic pre-made dishes and desserts available for pickup or delivery via Mercato. They are also offering a Father’s Day Grill at Home Bundle for $64.99 that serves 4 people with burgers, hotdogs, and toppings. Or, choose from an assortment of gourmet gifts available in their online shop to ship anywhere.

Fleming’s 

555 Lancaster Avenue, Radnor

 

Fleming’s is offering a three-course carryout menu that includes one entrée, a salad, one or two sides, and a dessert, served family-style. Call to pre-order. Curbside pickup is daily from noon to 8:30 pm. They are also doing delivery via UberEats and DoorDash. They are also serving the menu in person with limited patio seating, by reservation only.

Surf & Turf Grill Kit from Stove & Tap

Lansdale location only: 329 W. Main Street, Lansdale

 

For $100 you get four 12-ounce NY Strip Steaks, four Shrimp Skewers (ready to grill), Twice Baked Potatoes, Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad, Street Corn, and your choice of an Apple or Strawberry Rhubarb Pie for dessert. Call or email sdigregorio@stoveandco.com to reserve, and pickup on Saturday or Sunday. You can also get carry-out brunch and cocktails!

 

 

 

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Southern Cross Kitchen

8 E. First Ave., Conshohocken

 

Family Style meal packages include a ready-to-grill package that comes with meats and fixings! Or go for the Seafood Fest that includes crab legs, peel n’ eat shrimp, mussels, corn, and sauces. Takeout brunch and cocktails are also available to make the day special.

Penns Woods Winery

124 Beaver Valley Road, ​Chadds Ford

 

Order wine for daily pickup by appointment (from 11 am—4 pm), or free delivery within a 15-mile radius of their Tasting Room (free when you spend $150). All payments must be made online or over the phone in advance—they cannot accept in-person transactions, to keep things contactless. Orders will be clearly marked by customer name and placed on the pickup table at the front entrance. You can also get free shipping to Pennsylvania and New Jersey if you order 12 or more bottles (or $15 for two or more bottles). This year they are featuring some add-ons for Father’s Day, including jerky and golf shirts. Or you can enroll your special man in Wine Club!

 

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Nothing Bundt Cakes

333 E. Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood

 

Here at Main Line Parent, like big Bundts and we cannot lie. Order their “Best Dad A’round” Bundt cake or “Best Dad” Bundtinis! To sweeten the deal, they are offering curbside pickup as well as local delivery!  Call or order online.

Éclat Chocolate

24 S. High Street, West Chester

 

Éclat Chocolate offers no-contact order pickup at the store. You can choose from one of the available timeslots online to pick up your order on the day of your choosing. Look out for Beer Lover’s Box and Bourbon Pecan Cubes! They also continue to run their online storefront for shipping, including a special Father’s Day selection.

Custom Chocolate from Kilwins

85 Coulter Ave., Ardmore

 

Design a custom treat for Dad! Pick your chocolate and toppings, then call in your order. Your creation will be wrapped in a gift box and can be ready in as little as two hours, or scheduled to be picked up before Father’s Day.

Bluebird Distilling

100 Bridge St., Phoenixville

 

From Juniperus Gin to Blueberry Brandy (and everything in between), Bluebird’s meticulously crafted spirits in their eye-catching bottles are available for curbside pick-up at the Bluebird Distilling distillery in Phoenixville—or if that’s too far, they also offer shipping on their website.

Events

Linvilla Orchards’ Antique Car Show

June 21, 9 am–3 pm

137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media

 

This one’s actually in-person, people! If the weather cooperates, that is. More than 250 spectacularly restored and maintained antique, classic, and muscle cars will take over one of Linvilla’s big fields. Masks are required, and cars will be parked one car length apart to help with social distancing guidelines.  Linvilla’s market and pick-your-own (by appointment) are also up and running.

Father’s Day Cooking Workshop: Ballpark Buffet

June 19, 5 pm

 

Learn to make chicken tenders, pretzel bites, and more. Pre-register online.

Baking Workshop: Father’s Day Special Cake Pops

June 20, 4 pm

 

In this virtual baking class, get hands-on instruction in making classic round cake pops, and “dress” them up with fondant to make them fit for Dad! Make the cake dough, master the cake ‘crumbling’ stage, melt chocolate, dip the pops, and let the fun begin! Pre-register online.

Philadelphia Father’s Day 5K Virtual Run/Walk

June 21

 

Register as an individual or team and pick a course of your choice—anywhere, anytime. Join on Facebook to share your results and photos, while supporting those fighting prostate cancer. The net proceeds will benefit the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center Prostate Cancer Programs to support screening, education, and research to reduce the burden of prostate cancer in patients and their families.

Free Father’s Day Virtual Yoga Class

June 21, 10—11 am

 

From partner poses to games and fitness challenges, start your Father’s Day off with this free, high-energy yoga party on Facebook Live.

 

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