Monday, May 8, 2017

Love Ya, Mom! Let’s Eat Out! Mother’s Day is May 14

Love Ya, Mom! Let’s Eat Out! Mother’s Day is May 14
Six words moms crave. Show your appreciation -- whether she’s your mom or the mother of your children -- by treating your gal to one of the bounteous brunches, buffets and spectacular specials planned in her honor on May 14. One last word: reservations.

Artful, hip 5Church Atlanta offers a brunch buffet from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. All moms receive one free mimosa. $35 adults, $15 for children 12 and under (tax not included). Dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. Call 404-400-3669 for reservations.

Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar in Virginia-Highland is serving brunch specials like pesto breakfast strata, asparagus & Gruyere frittata and croissant French toast in addition to their regular brunch menu. All moms will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a one hour massage at Natural Body Spa. 404-876-7249,

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern gives roses to all mothers who come in on Sunday. Enjoy the popular brunch menu from 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and $17 bottomless mimosas from 12:30-4 p.m., live music from 1-4 p.m. and half-price wings from 4-10 p.m. It’s also Family Sunday Funday, so kids 12 and under eat free with purchase of an adult entrée from 5-10 p.m. Make reservations by calling 404-968-2288.

Treat your gal to the Sunday prime rib dinner at American Cut from 4-9 p.m., featuring a 12-ounce dry-aged prime rib served with beef jus, horseradish sauce and choice of OG 1924 Hotel Caesar salad or Beeler’s Farm bacon and a choice of side; $52 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Call 770-415-9766 for reservations. Upstairs, The Regent Cocktail Club offers half-price bottles of wine (for bottles up to $150 in value).

Aria, Gerry Klaskala’s Buckhead hotspot for cutting-edge, contemporary American cuisine is normally closed on Sundays but is opening its doors on May 14 so you can indulge mom. Dinner is served from 5-9 p.m. Call 404-233-7673 for reservations.

Experience the best of both Gypsy Kitchen (404-939-9840) and The Southern Gentleman (404-939-9845) as the sister restaurants host an epic all-you-can-eat buffet presented by chef Matthew Ridgway. Titled “Spain & Twain Await You,” this event combines the best of Gypsy Kitchen’s tour of the culinary traditions of Spain and The Southern Gentleman’s sophisticated Southern cuisine. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $54.95 per person for adults and $19.95 for kids 12 and under.

North Fulton
Food 101 in Sandy Springs offers a special Mother’s Day menu from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., including butter bibb salad, smoked salmon and arugula tart, raspberries and cream crêpes, apple cinnamon French toast casserole, grilled Atlantic salmon, lobster Cobb salad, sea scallops and grits, herb-roasted lamb shoulder and an eight-ounce filet Oscar. Select brunch favorites also are available. Enjoy the regular dinner menu from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Reservations: 404-497-9700.

In historic Crabapple, Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails thrills moms with a three-course farm-to-fork dining experience featuring options such as beet-cured salmon and avocado toasts, Southern fried chicken breast with buttermilk mashed potatoes and Andouille red-eye gravy, shrimp and grits, a Key lime pie mason jar and chocolate chess pie. $38 per person (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations: 770-817-0161.

Multiple Locations

Give mom the gift that keeps on giving while you're at the airport on Sunday with a cookbook from restaurateur and TV personality, Cat Cora. Hojeij Branded Foods' airport hotspots are selling copies of “Cat Cora’s Classics with a Twist” and “Cooking From The Hip” at Cat Cora's Kitchen at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International AirportGeorge Bush Intercontinental AirportSalt Lake City International AirportSan Francisco International Airport and at Cat Cora's Taproom at the Detriot Metropolitan Airport this Mother's Day.

Enjoy a buffet-style brunch at Marlow’s Tavern in Midtown, Northlake, East Cobb, Kennesaw and Vinings until 3 p.m. (2 p.m. in Vinings). Offerings may include made-to-order omelets, crabcake Benedict, French toast and scrambled eggs, among others. Other Marlow’s locations are featuring an à la carte menu boasting such items as chicken and waffles, lemon ricotta pancakes, shrimp and grits, “serious” steak and eggs, brunch cocktails and more.

Ray’s Restaurants sets the standard for lavish buffets in handsome settings. Ray’s on the River (770-955-1187) in Sandy Springs stands ready with a sumptuous spread of breakfast, brunch and dinner options as the day progresses (9 a.m.-8 p.m.) priced at $45.95 per adult and $22.95 for children ages 5 to 10. In Alpharetta, Ray’s at Killer Creek (770-649-0064) also is open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., serving a seemingly unending assortment of breakfast, brunch and dinner favorites priced at $39.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 5 to 10. Inside the Perimeter, Ray’s in the City (404-524-9224) offers an enchanting downtown Mother’s Day brunch buffet from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and its regular à la carte dinner menu from 5-8 p.m. The buffet is $39.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 5 to 10.

Sublime Doughnuts, with locations at Georgia Tech (404-897-1801) and North Druid Hills (404-315-6899), spells “MOM” with M-shaped A-Town Cream doughnuts. Almost as sweet as your gal!

All moms visiting Willy's Mexicana Grill on May 13 and 14 receive a coupon for $5 off any order of $15 or more to use for a future visit through the end of the month. Locations closed on weekends will hand out cards on Friday, May 12. Excludes airport location.

Still more good times await, on Mother’s Day or any weekend:
·        Embrace brunch through dinner with Sunday dining at Jefe's Tacos & Tequila, located in the Town Brookhaven development. Enjoy bottomless mimosas from 12:30-3 p.m. On Mother’s Day, all moms receive one free mimosa during brunch.
·        Brookhaven’s Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub is open as usual, offering its regular array of brunch, gourmet pizza and comfort food favorites.
·        Midtown Takorea & Ssam Bar on Juniper Street is a fun Mom’s Day dining destination, open 12-10 p.m. Reservations: 404-532-1944.
·        Rize Artisan Pizza + Salads in Poncey-Highland now serves Sunday brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and is sure to be a beloved brunch bastion on Mother’s Day and every Sunday. Call 404-334-0500.
·       In East Cobb, Seed Kitchen & Bar (678-214-6888) and Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar (770-635-7641) are offering their regular brunch menus, with Mother’s Day specials to be announced.
·        Drop anchor at either location of The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill (Buckhead or Canton Street) for live music and such seafood favorites as shrimp and scallops, Creole shrimp and grits and bourbon orange-glazed salmon.
·        Midtown’s The Federal serves Sunday brunch from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner from 5-9 p.m., pleasing mom with French cuisine and American steakhouse traditions. Call 404-343-3857. 
·        Bring mom to Decatur for traditional Southern favorites from Revival. The eatery that pays homage to Chef Kevin Gillespie’s grandmother is open for Sunday brunch from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. and dinner from 5-9 p.m. 470-225-6770,

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