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Tongue & Cheek and Duffy's Hold Father's Day Contests

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Your dad is the man who molded who you are. He taught you how to drive, slipped you an extra $20 on Friday and gave you a sip from his beer. (Shhh... don't tell mom!) Dad is the guy who, after a long day, still managed to find a reserve tank of energy to play catch with you. He also gave you some sage words of wisdom like "always make sure you have a spare tire," "sure, you can be a rock god -- just finish college first (just in case)." and "wear a condom."

Sunday is the day to show dad some love by taking the old man out for a meal. And, if you somehow forgot his advice and are an unemployed rock-god-in-training, two Miami restaurants are holding Father's Day contests. Win and dad gets an awesome Father's Day gift and you don't pay a cent. (Shhh... don't tell mom!)

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"Work hard while you are young, so you can live easy once you retire...oh, and always check the fluids in your engine. You know; Preventative Maintenance!" That's the best lesson Tongue & Cheek's chef/partner Jamie DeRosa's dad taught him.

Now, DeRosa wants to know your dad's words of wisdom. Post the best lesson your dad taught you on the Tongue & Cheek Facebook page by Friday, June 14 at noon. The best answer will win a Father's Day dinner or brunch for four at the restaurant (value $150). A runner-up will also be chosen and will score a $50 gift card -- which is about enough to treat dad to brunch for two. Remember to include a valid email address so the restaurant can contact you.

Tongue & Cheek's brunch, by the way, is a great place to celebrate with dad. Order the "king of the castle" a king crab Benedict with Tabasco hollandaise and baby arugula ($15) and wash it down with a few smoky barbecue bloody marys ($8 each). For a really special Father's Day, treat your pappy to some Pappy van Winkle. Instant father-son (or daughter) bonding guaranteed!

Is your dad a golfer? Of course he is. That's probably the reason why he schlepped the whole family to Florida in the first place (that and the fact that he doesn't ever have to shovel snow again). We're betting he'd love to get a gift of a round of golf for he and three buddies at the "Champion" course at PGA National Resort & Spa (valued at over $1,000). Or, if he's a kid at heart, a day trip to Universal Studios for four sounds like a plan. If you don't have the cash to pony up that kind of money, simply go to Duffy's Sports Grill's Facebook page, "like" it, and fill out the form provided by Friday, June 14, at 5 p.m. for a chance to wine one of these prizes. The winner will be announced on Father's Day -- just in time to present the gift to dad!

Duffy's is also offering a special Father's Day meal for your paternal carnivore. Treat dad to a sizzling 10-ounce center cut New York strip steak with his choice of two sides for $11.99. While you're there, get him a gift card so he can come back with his friends. When you buy a $50 gift card for dad on or before Father's Day, you'll get a bonus $10 gift card.

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