Where I'm not going for Mother's Day
My daughter, Gailor, asked me what I was doing Sunday morning, and I told her I already had an event scheduled.
It's my own fault; I forgot it was Mother's Day. Somehow it's not a holiday I can take seriously.
Also I don't see how it morphed into a holiday where you take your mother out to brunch; this is a later development. I gave my mother cards and flowers, and little gifts, but food was never part of the equation.
Anyway, Gailor had decided that the place to take me on Mother's Day was Brightons, the Intercontinental Harbor Court Hotel's pretty dining room. ...
So she called and found out that there were still brunch reservations available at both seatings, but she got the person to admit it would be a madhouse. Gailor is good at weaseling information out of people (what a career in investigative journalism she could have had).
She came up with a much better solution, which I pass on to you since I won't be going: She was hoping to take me to breakfast at Brightons. It will be quieter, and I would have preferred an a la carte menu to the prix fixe brunch, which is $45 a person. I can't eat enough to make that kind of money worth it.
I thought I ought to call Brightons to check this info before I posted it. I did and was told breakfast in Brightons will be ending early Sunday because of the brunch, so the hours will be 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. If that's too early for you and your mom, breakfast will continue to be served in the nearby (and also handsome) Explorers Lounge.
(Monica Lopossay/Sun photographer)