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Does your dad love to cook? Try these suggestions for Father's Day.

Sometimes, it feels impossible to find the right gift for Dad.  Check out our list of 10 options that may bring a smile to his face this Father’s Day.

A Growler of Fresh Beer:  Here’s a gift that you can share with Dad!  At Freetail Brewing Co., buy the glass growler for $5 and fill it with your choice of beer for $11 – $22 depending on the beer.  On Sundays including Father’s Day, they offer a $2 discount.   They are located at 4035 N Loop 1604 W., Suite 105.  Blue Star Brewing Co., 1414 South Alamo, Suite 105, also offers to-go growlers, priced at $21 for both beer and container.  They are not open on Sundays, so if you decide to give one to Dad on Father’s Day, be sure to pick it up in advance.

On the Rocks Whiskey Stones ($19.50):  These little stones can hang out in the freezer until Dad pulls them out for a cool cocktail that will not get diluted.  They are perfect for chilling a generous pour of scotch or bourbon. (Click here.)

Cooking Classes (prices vary):  Does your father like to experiment in the kitchen?  Could he augment his grilling skills with some instruction in other cuisines?  Get him a gift certificate from Central Market Cooking School and let him pick which ever class peaks his interest. (Click here.)

Spyderco Sharpmaker Knife Sharpener 204MF ($48.10): This tri-angle manual sharpener can handle serrated and plain edged knives.  For novices to hand-sharpening, it comes with a DVD fully explaining the process.  One SavorSA contributor couldn’t put his away until he sharpened every single knife in the house, even the pruning shears!  (Click here.)

Chef’s Tables (prices vary): Several restaurants around town can whip up a very special meal highlighting the chef’s mastery of skills.  A few of these include Pavil, The Lodge Restaurant of Castle Hills, Biga on the Banks and Aldaco’s.  Call for reservations.

Riedel Vinum Single Malt Whiskey Glasses, Set of 2 ($39.95): To appreciate a fine scotch, serve it in a glass designed for single malts.  These Riedel glasses feature a deep bowl on a short stem.  (Click here.)

Rancilio Rocky Burr Grinder with Doser ($358.90): If Dad drains a pot of coffee before he even leaves for work, this burr grinder is perfect for any grind from French press coarse through espresso fine.  In one of our kitchens, this workhorse has been in daily use for 6 years without any problems.  (Click here.)

Planet Barbecue!: 309 Recipes, 60 Countries ($15.61): The PBS television personality traveled 6 continents for the recipes that fill his latest book’s 600+ pages.  (Click here.)

A Texas spirits sampler: Put together a basket of Texas spirits, including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Savvy Vodka, Republic Tequila, Treaty Oak Rum and more. Many of these are available at fine liquor stores.

Vertical Chicken Roaster ($30): Does Dad like beer-can chicken, but doesn’t like the way the bird can sometimes turn on its side? Use this vertical roaster from Williams Sonoma. There’s a center cone you can fill with beer, wine or any beverage you choose to make the chicken as moist as possible. (Click here.)

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