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May 7, 2010

Mother's Day deals

mimosaMother's Day is the biggest day of the year for dining out. Reason enough to dine in, if you ask me. 

But for those willing to brave the crowds, there are lots of Mother's Day specials out there.

Rather than attempt to list them all, I offer a smattering of deals aimed at different sorts of moms. If there are any restaurateurs out there who want to plug specials here, feel free.

For the mom who could use some caffeine: Baltimore Coffee & Tea offers a free medium-sized coffee to all moms Sunday at its Timonium, Frederick and Annapolis stores.

For the mom who could use a drink: Fiore Winery in Northern Harford County invites you to pack a picnic, lounge in the vineyard fro 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., listen to covers of the Eagles and Doobie Brothers by Blind Owl, and enjoy a $5 wine tasting.

For the mom who could use a drink but not a picnic: Red Springs Cafe, 353 North Calvert St., offers an all-you-can-eat soul food brunch for $20 and bottomless mimosas for $3 more. Sammy's Trattoria, 1200 North Charles, will have half-price Bellini and mimosas for moms.

For the mom who's had it with family restaurants: Pazo has a tapas buffet menu from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $39 per person, $25 for kids 12 and under. There's Pizza Napoletana for kids who can't be convinced to try Sea Scallops a la Plancha with Fava Bean Puree. But really, for $25, let's hope you can twist the little ones' arms to at least try something swanky.

For the mom who's had it with foreign fare: Sotto Sopra will serve brunch (starting at 10 a.m.) and dinner. "To appeal to more tastes the menu items will be more 'American,'" says the promotional e-mail. I realize that as someone whose last name ends in "ella" I might be biased, but is the regular Italian menu really that exotic?

Mimosa: breakfast of champion mothers. Los Angeles Times photo
Posted by Laura Vozzella at 1:37 PM | | Comments (3)


I always thought pasta was American.

MOTHER'S DAY @ Don't Know Tavern

Bring your mom to Don't Know Tavern and she eats FREE! Buy one brunch item at regular price and your mom will get hers for FREE!

Drink specials:

2 for 1 mimosas, bloody mary's and Miller Lite draft til 1pm.

You MUST make a RESERVATION to receive this special.

Don't Know Tavern
1453 Light Street
SoBo, MD 21230

I always take my mom to Hooters. She really likes the wings.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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