Mother’s Day is May 14. Get a little fancy and send Mom an invitation to brunch whether handmade, digitally-creative or from a card or paper store. Forget flowers from the grocery store and give it some thought. What about a gift that keeps on giving all year like a subscription from Amazing Clubs? Wine? Beer? Cheese? Chocolate? Teddy Bears? Bacon? Bacon! Coffee? Or keep her guessing and send her a variety.
Another local idea is a Loft Cinema membership if she doesn’t have one; donate in her honor to her favorite charity; or buy her a Beading Divas Bracelet where each month every sale is donated to a different animal rescue.
As you can imagine every restaurant in town will be having a special buffet or brunch for mom. Make reservations! Skip the buffet as Mother’s Day is a time to be waited on. You can be the designated driver so Mom can imbibe on a Mimosa or two. We all know brunch without booze is just a sad late breakfast.
Some bright ideas:
North Italia (La Encantada Shopping Center) 10 am to 4 pm serving regular brunch menu plus short ribs, diver scallops, rosemary chicken and grilled branzino
Wildflower (Casa Adobes Plaza) – opens 10 am – regular lunch menu plus wild mushroom quiche, roasted seabass, blue crab omelet and slow roasted prime rib
At Jonathan’s Cork dinner begins at 4pm. Jonathan serves the regular menu along with fish specials including: Sea Bass w/ Crab Cream Sauce.
At SAZ Creole Kitchen & Cocktails if you can’t make it for brunch, Mother’s Day specials will be served all day long. Seating is limited so be sure to make a reservation (St. Philips Plaza).
Ghinis Café has two for one Mimosa brunch all weekend.
Mom’s eat free at The Rice Bowl. Bring your family in to dine and Mom’s meal is on the house. The offer is. limited to one bowl, one side and one drink with purchase of a meal of equal or greater value.
Would you consider your mom a “cat lady?” Perhaps she wants to support Pawsitively Cats at their “Tea for Tabbies” on May 14 from 10 am to noon at Seven Cups. Mom can sample six teas from China, nosh on some light snacks and chat with other cat lovers. The cost is $20/pp and $10 is tax deductible. Also 10% of any products sold during the event will be donated to the cats.