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This Week: Dear Ol' Dad

June 12, 2008|Leslee Komaiko

Forget scouring the mall for that perfect gift that, let's face it, you're not going to find anyway. Treat Dad to a meal.

RANCHO PARK

GARDENS RESTAURANT

If Pop is a duffer, treat him to a "tee off special" (two almond pancakes with bacon or sausage) or a "5th tee burger" (basically a patty melt) at this Rancho Park Golf Course adjacent coffee shop. Don't forget a round of golf as well. (You'll need a special city card to reserve a tee time.) No doubt that's what he really wants. 10460 W. Pico Blvd., West L.A., (310) 839-7750; www.rpgc .org

THE BEACHCOMBER AT CRYSTAL COVE

Is Dad a dude who would rather drink a brewski than bubbles? He can wear flip-flops to this easy, breezy cottage restaurant on the coast. And he can get a pint with his blueberry pancakes or burger, two of several options on the day's special "I'd Rather Have a Beer" brunch menu. 15 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, (949) 376-6900

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THE HOTEL BEL-AIR

A private table for up to eight guests with a view of the kitchen and a menu prepared specifically for your group is the answer for those wanting to impress the dad who has already done every French restaurant, steakhouse and omakase bar in town. There's a $1,250 minimum at dinner time, but Pop will be talking about this one forever. 701 Stone Canyon Road, Bel-Air, (310) 472-1211

94th AERO SQUADRON

Everyone seems to know about the restaurants at the Santa Monica Airport. Here's another spot sure to please aviation buffs. For Father's Day, the restaurant -- next to the runway at Van Nuys Airport -- is offering an all-day buffet brunch that includes breakfast to dinner fare. Don't expect the Ritz-Carlton. Then again, don't expect Ritz prices either. 16320 Raymer St., Van Nuys, (818) 994-7437

FOGO DE CHAO

What hard-core carnivore wouldn't be thrilled by an endless parade of gaucho-attired waiters slicing hot, expertly cooked filet mignon, top sirloin, leg of lamb and pork loin from shiny skewers directly onto his plate until he can't manage another bite? This upscale churrascaria out of Brazil also features an impressive salad bar. 133 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 289-7755

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