Leave Dad Alone Day?

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Apparently, what Dad’s want for Fathers’ Day can cause controversy beyond neck tie vs. fishing rod. The Social Media Release below suggest leaving Pops the heck alone for the day. Is it just dad’s who work in restaurants that feel that way?

Sunday, June 17 is Father’s Day and the CampagnoloCampagnolo ROMA and Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q family of restaurants encourage guests to give dad a break – leave him at home and dine without him. All three restaurants will give 50% off take-out orders to families who dine-in without dad and take something to-go for him following their meal. When posed with the question, “what do you want for Father’s Day?”, the answer was unanimous (amongst dad’s who work at these restaurants) – “a day off with no obligations and no responsibility.”

For dads who would prefer the company of their family, some special dishes and deals are available for dine-in at each restaurant.

Father’s Day Dine-In Dishes & Deals:  Date: Sunday June 17, 2012

Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q (566 Powell St.)
– Crispy Dry Beef Ribs and a R&B Draught beer for $19
soy-brown sugar glaze, fried garlic & scallions

Campagnolo Restaurant (1020 Main St.)
– 12oz Rib-eye Steak with choice of contorni $38
– Roast Porchetta Dinner $25
potato terrine & market fresh vegetables

Campagnolo ROMA (2297 Hastings St.)
– Porchetta and a R&B Draught Beer for $28
with garlic rapini, soft semolina & salsa verde

: Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q, Campagnolo and Campagnolo ROMA are walk-in only restaurants. Advance booking is available only for parties of 8 or more.
Please visit individual restaurant websites for hours of operation.

Father’s Day Take-Out Details:
Families are encouraged to dine-in without dad at Campagnolo, Campagnolo ROMA and Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q. Following their eat-in lunch, brunch or dinner, families can order something to-go just for dad. All three restaurants will give a 50% discount on his take-out order.


  • Celebrated in North America on the third Sunday in June
  • First celebrated in 1910 in Spokane, Washington
  • Made a US Holiday in 1972 by President Richard Nixon

About Campagnolo Restaurant:  Campagnolo offers affordable, casual Italian dining in a warm and welcoming space. Campagnolo is located at 1020 Main St. and is open seven days a week serving lunch from 11:30am – 2:30pm, and dinner nightly from 5pm. For more information please call 604 484 6018, email info@campagnolorestaurant.ca and visit www.campagnolorestaurant.ca

About Campagnolo ROMA: Campagnolo Roma serves dishes inspired by Roman cuisine in the heart of the old Italian district of the East Village. Located at 2297 East Hastings St., Vancouver B.C., Roma serves dinner seven days a week from 5pm – 10pm and lunch Wednesday to Sunday from 11:30am – 2:30pm with brunch served on the weekend. For complete menus and more information call 604 569 0456, email info@campagnoloroma.com or visit www.campagnoloroma.com

About Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q: Where East Meets South! Fat Dragon cooks up bold American southern barbeque complemented by delicate Asian flavours. Dine-in or take-out. Located at 566 Powell Street, Fat Dragon Bar-B-Q is open from 11:00 am — late, seven days a week. For more information email info@fatdragonbbq.com, visitwww.fatdragonbbq.com and call 604 558 0880.

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6 thoughts on “Leave Dad Alone Day?

  1. Hi Julia,

    Your article hit the nail on the head. I speak from experience since I am a father, I like nothing more than to sit back and do what ever I want to do for the day. AHHH sounds good to me. This weekend I going golfing with a few of my friends, leave tomorrow come back Sunday cant wait.

    Oh yeah the specials at the restaurants look great.



    1. Thanks for the comment. Good to hear that they hit the mark for you. We need time with our family, time with friends and time apart, it’s all about the balance.


  2. This is a very unique idea for a Father’s Day gift, and I can see how many dad’s (and mom’s!) just want a full day of uninterrupted peace and quiet. This is also a great way of promoting the Campagnolo and Fat Dragon BBQ restaurants around Father’s Day, since they are providing their own unique spin on the day. As long as dad’s won’t feel abandoned by their families 😉 why not leave them alone at home to have a beer in peace and relax in a chair?!

    I also read an article from Inside Vancouver, which listed the top 10 thing to do in Vancouver on Father’s Day. Some of the suggestions included “Buy Dad a Beer”, “Take Dad Fishing”, and “Take Dad to Brunch” – they forgot to include “Leave Dad Alone!” =)

    Inside Vancouver article link: http://www.insidevancouver.ca/2012/06/05/10-things-to-do-on-fathers-day-in-vancouver-2012/


    1. Thanks for your comment. I guess it depends on the dad. They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, maybe that’s what some dad’s need is just some space.


  3. Hi Julia, Great post and so fitting to be reading it on Fathers Day;) I had the luxury of testing your theory today and found it to be 100% accurate. We gave my husband the option after a nice breakfast if he’d like to go out with us, to have quality alone time with his daughter or stay home and rest alone and he jumped on the idea of some alone time in between a nice breakfast and dinner….. We didn’t feel bad and he got some much needed rest. Thanks for bringing attention to such a simple and thoughtful concept.



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