Fathers, fathers, grandpas, fathers-in-law. Whatever they are called, they often give good advice, bad jokes, and lots of love.
On this Father’s Day, kids of all ages can reciprocate that love by getting something they know their dad will enjoy. After all, it is not always the gift; it is the person giving the gift that makes the difference. Local business owners and operators likely have a few recommendations for the perfect Father’s Day gift.
Not every dad likes golf, but many do. Cherokee County is home to several golf courses, including the Cherokee Trails Golf Course, Sequoyah State Park, Riverlinks Golf Club, and Cherokee Springs Golf Club.
The Pro Shop in Cherokee Springs is a Titleist retailer that stocks balls, clubs, and golf apparel, all of which could make good family gifts. A weekend round of golf is typically $ 40 and it is $ 10 to hit the range. Tommy Phillips said Cherokee Springs also carries gift cards that could allow the recipient to choose which clubs, gloves, shoes, or round of golf are best.
“The course is in excellent shape,” said Phillips. “Our greens are absolutely perfect, which is good because a lot [courses] lost them during this cold spell, but ours look really good. “
Boulevard LLC carries a wide variety of men’s products and brands, but many items are designed and manufactured by owner Alyssia Hylton herself. She makes a variety of beard products for the hairy dads out there, and customers can find her Tahlequah-related t-shirt designs in the store too.
Whether work clothes, western clothes or casual clothes, Workman’s has it. The downtown store, which has served the community for more than 50 years, is a popular place to find a good pair of boots, including western boots, steel toecaps, and non-steel toecaps. Customers can find brands like Carhartt, Tony Lama, Ariat, Thorogood, Red Wing, Danner, Roper, Stetson and Twisted X.
Regular guests of Kroner & Baer can look forward to their own membership in the pub’s beer club. For $ 99, a recipient can get an exclusive “members only” 20-ounce beer mug that they can use while drinking in the pub, compared to the 16-ounce variant. He also receives a Kroner & Bär T-shirt, two beer tastings on new kegs and a free catering evening with one guest. Membership runs until December 31st.
Some fathers just enjoy a day in the back yard behind the grill. For the Pitmasters, Tahlequah Lumber has some of the most popular grill brands on offer, including the Traeger and the Big Green Egg.
“Our Big Green Egg is more suitable for experts to smoke,” says Christian Cruz from Tahlequah Lumber. “You’re more likely to use this for natural wood, charcoal, and wood shavings. The great thing is that they are made entirely of ceramic. The egg is just a giant ceramic bowl and it works as a great insulator. So you can have a long, low, and slow smoke and still keep everything in check. “
On the Traeger side of things, Cruz said it was as close as a grill can “set and forget”. The automatic smoker is constantly feeding pellets to maintain a constant temperature, which also enables slow and slow smoking.
“I use a carrier myself and just tried my hand at brisket,” said Cruz. “I’ve never smoked a brisket before and it turned out fantastic. One guy told me that his grandfather used to cook brisket all his life and it was pretty close. The fact that I was able to do it the first time, just doing a little research on the Traeger sites myself, I’ll be praising all day. “