“When is the 2019 Father’s Day Barbecue at Brookfield Zoo?”

The all-you-can-eat Father’s Day BBQ buffet at Brookfield Zoo will be in The Pavilions Park at noon on Sunday, June 16, 2019.  Seating is limited and reservations are required.  After the brunch, stroll around the zoo and look at Dad’s favorite animals.  Tickets are $49.95 per adult and $29.95 per child (ages three-to-eleven).  Infants and toddlers (children two and under) eat for free.  Please note that high chairs are available, but that is not the case with booster seats.  There will be a cash bar.  A disc jockey will provide entertainment.

The Father’s Day Buffet includes assorted field greens with house vinaigrette, parmesan peppercorn, and ranch dressing; barbecue chicken quarters with Bull’s Eye BBQ Sauce; barbecue baby back ribs with Bull’s Eye BBQ Sauce; slow-roasted strip loan served with mashed potatoes and mushroom sauce; grilled vegetable display with balsamic glaze; fresh corn-on-the-cob; cowboy-style baked beans; coleslaw; home-made apple cobbler served with vanilla bean ice cream and assorted cookies; and freshly-baked bread with butter.  A chef will carve meat to order at a carving station.  The Children’s Buffet includes miniature hot dogs in a bun with tomato, relish, onion, ketchup, and mustard; macaroni and cheese; miniature cheese pizzas; and French fries.

Assorted fountain drinks, coffee and decaffeinated coffee, teas, milk and chocolate milk will be served.  The Premium Cash Bar Package will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

All purchases and reservations are final, non-refundable, and non-transferrable.  For more information, and to make reservations, visit www.CZS.org/Events and scroll down to “Father’s Day BBQ” or call (708) 688-8355.  For special needs reservations, call (708) 688-8355.

The C.Z.S. is a private, non-profit organization that operates Brookfield Zoo on property that belongs to the Forest Preserves of Cook County (formerly called the Forest Preserve District of Cook County).  The Website is www.CZS.org.  The Associations of Zoos and Aquariums (A.Z.A.) accredits the Brookfield Zoo (as well as the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium).

The Brookfield Zoo is located in west suburban Brookfield, Illinois, approximately fourteen miles west of downtown Chicago.  The address of the North Gate Main Entrance is 8400 31st Street, Brookfield, Illinois 60513.  This is on 31st Street, west of 1st Avenue (and thus the Des Plaines River).

The address of the South Gate Main Entrance is 3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, Illinois 60513.  This is west of Riverside Brookfield High School.  It is within walking distance of the Hollywood Stop on the Metra’s B.N.S.F. Railway, which runs between Chicago and Aurora.

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