It's safe to say one of the most selfless acts a person can do is bear and raise a child—even knowing full well they'll be rotten teenagers at some point. Well, it's time to give back to the person that gave up their body and time and life to make sure you were happy and healthy. That's right, Mother's Day is Sunday, May 10 and that means you should get your mom a present and take her out for the weekend's best meal: brunch. However, you don't want to take your dear ma to just any old place—she deserves the best.
Here's where you should go and what you should get for Mother's Day brunch this weekend:
Maynards (400 N. Toole Ave.)
What you're getting: Eggs benedict with cherry and almond pork roulade, hollandaise and a tomato compote
This three-course family style meal, which runs from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., has a little something for everyone. The $49 plus tax and gratuity meal's full menu offering can be found online.
Reservations: call 545-0577 or visit www.maynardstucson.com.
47 Scott (47 N. Scott Ave.)
What you're getting: Hot chicken and waffles
Brunch runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. with the usual weekend menu, which features spicy crispy chicken and waffles, pulled pork hash and your choice of cocktails, available.
Reservations: online via www.47scott.com.
Penca (50 E. Broadway Blvd.)
What you're getting: Mole verde with duck confit and flan with a reduced mezcal glaze for dessert
Mexican-inspired Mother's Day specials make Penca a solid option for brunch, which runs at the downtown restaurant from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Reservations: call 203-7681.
Cafe Botanica (2150 N. Alvernon Way)
What you're getting: Savory, creamy polenta with grilled blue shrimp or cardamom challah French toast.
Make your brunch something more than just a meal when you head to the Tucson Botanical Gardens' restaurant Cafe Botanica. The beautiful setting and gourmet, local food will definitely make your mom happy. Check out the menu, served from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. here.
Reservations: call 326-9686 ext. 41.
Arizona Inn (200 E. Elm St.)
What you're getting: Pork belly benedict
For a luxe Mom's Day meal, the historic Arizona Inn is offering a $65 per person meal with included champagne or sparkling cider. The menu will be offered from 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Reservations: online at www.arizonainn.com/dining/.
Agustin Kitchen (100 S. Avenida del Convento Suite 150)
What you're getting: Bottomless mimosas for $9
Chef Ryan Clark is serving up a hearty prime rib eye with lemon mashed potatoes, baby carrots, spinach and au jus for $26 plus tax and gratuity, but the real winner here is the bottomless mimosas. Show your mom you really care with all the O.J. and bubbles she can handle from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Reservations: call 398-5382.
Cafe a la C'Art
What you're getting: Whatever you want—it's a buffet
Moms like art, right? Right. Take her to the museum, let her indulge in the exhibits and then go load up at the Cafe a la C'Art buffet ($24.95 per person), which will be available from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Specials include a build your own omelet station and a bloody mary bar.
Visit www.cafealacarttucson.com for more information.