Fortunately, Nashville favorite Sperry's Steakhouse has an answer for you, thanks to their association with A. Thomas Meats. Now you don't have to reach out to Omaha to get some great hunks of meat for dear old Dad, since A. Thomas ships from Louisville and can get all sorts of variety packs of premium steaks to Nashville post haste. And for any order over $100, shipping is free. These are the same steaks that Sperry's serves in their two locations, so you know they're good.
Sadly, my dad is no longer among us, so I went ahead and got some A. Thomas Steaks for myself to check out the experience. All of their meats are Black Angus from Creekstone Farms. Depending on how much you want to spend, there are several different levels of quality that you can choose from. None of them are bad, but some are superior.
There are also some special assortments put together just for Father's Day if you don't want to do a lot of shopping around the website. Steaks ship via three-day UPS packed in dry ice and will arrive at the delivery address hard frozen. It's no problem to defrost all or some of the steaks in a cooler or sink full of water safely in about a half hour, the same amount it should take to fire up the ol' charcoal grill.
The individually wrapped steaks are nicely marbled, even the filets, which from other purveyors are sometimes so lean as to be basically flavorless. The aging process of the meat adds a depth of flavor that you just won't find in your best supermarket cut. The thick-cut filets that I grilled took a little extra care to cook evenly since it's important to sear the outside evenly without overcooking the cool medium-rare center that I prefer.
The results were tender and flavorful, and for convenience it's tough to beat. For the price of a trip to Outback or Logan's, you can be cooking a truly superior steak for your dad or let him do the work himself if he prefers. Odds are he will if you let him.
For more info or to order, visit the company website. Don't dawdle because Father's Day is coming up quick and lots of folks like good meat.