Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Annual 2014 Mother’s Day Eat and Sip Guide


Khaleesi, Game of Thrones’ Mother of Dragons,
would be an interesting mama to treat to brunch, no?
Here's my annual dining guide to make moms happy…and full!

Undoubtedly, Atlanta is one of the best dining destinations in the U.S. Well with Mother’s Day coming this weekend, it is time for my annual guide highlighting places with awesome deals, special menus, and other attractions for the women who have thankfully went through with birthing us, our children, or anyone else worthy of this special day. Here is my roundup of restaurants, pubs, plus a spa and art event you should consider treating a mama to before and during Mother’s Day. 
Cheers and Happy Mother’s Day!
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Cypress Street Pint and Plate
Moms Eat Free, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
817 West Peachtree, Suite E-125
Atlanta, Georgia
This Mother’s Day, Cypress Street Pint and Plate would like to help you treat your mom to an unforgettable Mother’s Day brunch. Any diner that brings Mom in for brunch on Sunday, May 11, 2014 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. will receive her meal for free. So, don’t worry about picking up the check, Cypress Street Pint and Plate has got your back.
For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com and Facebook.com/CypressStreet or call 404-815-9243. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 2:45 a.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2:45 a.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until midnight. For more information, please visit www.cypressbar.com or call 404-815-9243. Follow Cypress Street on Twitter at @CypressStreet and Facebook at Facebook.com/CypressStreet.
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Poor Calvin’s
Mother’s Day Brunch
510 Piedmont Ave. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Poor Calvin’s is rolling out the red carpet for all of the moms out there this weekend with a special Mother’s Day brunch menu. Join the neighborhood eatery on Sunday, May 11 at 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. for menu items such as a Seafood Omelet, Surf and Turf BLT, Cod & Grits, Eggs Benedict and more! Guests can also enjoy their choice of drinks, including Sangria, Mimosas and their delicious Bloody Mary. Call 404-254-4051 today for reservations!
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Seven Lamps
Mother’s Day Brunch
3400 Around Lenox Road
Atlanta, Georgia
30326
Celebrate mom with an incredible brunch by Chef Drew Van Leuvan this year for Seven Lamps’ annual Mother’s Day Brunch. The special Mother’s Day menu is served a la carte on Sunday, May 11 from noon – 4 p.m.; options include the Citrus Cured Salmon Sammie, Seven Lamps Benedict and the Crispy Cheese Sandwich. Paired with the delicious entrees will be special brunch cocktail offerings to complement the occasion. Reservations can be made by calling (404)-467-8950. www.sevenlampsatl.com | 404-467-8950
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Southern Art
Mother's Day Brunch
3315 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326
Celebrate mom for the day at Southern Art’s Mother’s Day brunch. Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 11, guests will enjoy an authentic southern buffet featuring Executive Chef Art Smith’s signature dishes, charcuterie boards from the artisan ham bar and more. Singer and Songwriter Vivian Clifton will serenade guests with smooth jazz tunes throughout the afternoon. The brunch is $65 for adults, $32 for children over six years old, and children under six are complimentary. As always, three-hour complimentary valet parking will be available. For reservations, please call 404.946.9070 or visit www.opentable.com/southern-art-and-bourbon-bar.
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Serpas True Food 
Mother's Day Brunch
659 Auburn Ave.
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
Serpas’ Mother's Day brunch will feature a seasonal menu of comfort favorites, including fried oyster eggs Benedict and mixed berry buttermilk pancakes. Sample special dishes on the beautiful patio for an al fresco experience and complete the relaxation with a "Sayonara," a Cathead Vodka cocktail with ruby red grapefruit, lime, agave nectar and bitter lemon.

Osteria Mattone 
All Day Dining
1095 Canton Street
Roswell, Georgia 30075
If mom has a taste for Italian, Roswell’s newest dining destination is a great place to celebrate her special day! The menu features a variety of antipasti, pizzas, handmade pastas and wood-grilled mains, with signature items including the polpo, octopus with chickpeas, radicchio and mint-lime vinaigrette; tonnarelli cacio e pepe, a classic with pecorino and cracked black pepper; and branzino, a grilled, wood-finished Mediterranean sea bass with roasted fennel and capers. Be sure to treat mom to one of Pastry Chef Micki Kimberly’s delectable creations such as budino caramellato, a salted caramel bread pudding served with gelato.

Table & Main
Spring Dinner
1028 Canton Street
Roswell, Georgia 30075
For a refined yet approachable Mother’s Day meal, visit Roswell’s tucked away Southern tavern Table & Main. The whole family will enjoy a spring dinner menu featuring handpicked favorites such as asparagus salad with country ham and brioche egg, shrimp ‘n grits and a colorful selection of sides.

Ri Ra Irish Pub
Mother's Day Brunch
1080 Peachtree St NE #1  
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
404.477.1700
If mom is a sporty gal, take her to Ri Ra Irish Pub! Guests can watch a big game and enjoy a hearty Irish brunch with favorites such as veggie Benedict with poached eggs, avocado, grilled tomato and home fries and Buck’s black fizz cocktail with fresh orange juice, Miwadi black currant juice, champagne and fresh blackberries.
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Cibo E Beve
All Day Dining
4969 Roswell Rd. 
Atlanta, Georgia  30342
Show your appreciation and admiration for your mother!  Bring the entire family throughout Sunday, May 11 for service beginning at 11 a.m. and extending until 9 p.m. Take advantage of Chef Linda Harrell’s featured brunch items that include Classic Eggs Benedict, American Breakfast and Nutella French Toast.  Of course, our highly regarded regular menu items will also be available. If dinner service is your thing then you’ll be glad to know we will be offering a Braised Lamb Shank with baby vegetables and an Herb Encrusted Tuna with baby spring vegetables and vincotto. It’s time to give that mother of yours a rest and put your faith in us to impress. For reservations call 404-250-8988 or visit our website at ciboatlanta.com

Taverna Fiorentina
All Day Dining
3300 Cobb Pkwy SE
Suite 208
Atlanta, Georgia 30339
Vinings neighborhood gem Taverna Fiorentina offers a Tuscan dining experience mom will adore. The whole family will savor antipasti and signature dishes including gnocchi di ricotta with shrimp and zucchini and eggplant parmigiana. Say cheers with one of Taverna’s premium Italian wines.

Bacchanalia
All Day Dining
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
404.365.0410 ext. 22
Treat Mom to the best Atlanta has to offer this Mother’s Day at the city’s most celebrated restaurant. Bacchanalia will be serving its noteworthy five-course prix fixe menu for $85 per person, but with a special addition just for mothers. Chef-owner Anne Quatrano will be gifting a mother at each table with a signed copy of her debut cookbook, Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating with Southern Hospitality. For reservations, please call 404.365.0410 ext. 22.

Atlanta Food Truck Park & Event Center
All Day Fun for Moms
1850 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
678.883.8471
Treat mom to a pre-Mother’s Day outing at the Atlanta Food Truck Park & Event Center’s Surf Fest. The annual event is returning for its second year with a musical lineup of local and out-of-state surf bands that are sure to impress. All mothers attending the Surf Fest will be honored with leis and enjoy complementary beach-themed cocktail. Make this a Mother’s Day to remember for the whole family!

Wahoo! Grill
Mother's Day Brunch
1042 West College Ave.
Decatur, Georgia 30030
404.373.3331
Wahoo! Grill’s Chef de Cuisine Scot Davis is hard at work creating a Mother’s Day brunch the whole family will enjoy. Treat mom to an expanded Sunday brunch buffet, an a la carte menu and of course $6 mimosas and bloody Marys. Menu favorites include the French toast made with brioche, vanilla-lemon cream cheese, seasonal fresh fruit compote and guests choice of maple bacon, turkey sausage links of chicken sausage patties and the Wahoo! omelet with sautéed asparagus, tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and balsamic reduction with guests choice of cheddar grits or hash brown casserole. There is no better way to show your mom you care than Sunday brunch at Wahoo! Grill.
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Artmore Hotel 
All Day Cocktails
1302 West Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Looking for quality time to visit with mom this Mother’s Day? Stroll over to the Artmore Hotel to lounge in their Spanish-inspired courtyard complete with a fire fountain centerpiece, or cozy up in the lush, tented new cocktail garden with friends. Order a refreshing cocktail such as the Starry Lights with Citron vodka, fresh lemons, simple syrup, champagne and blue Curacao, and sip in style at this urban oasis.

Sprinkles
Dessert Gift For Moms
3393 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
This Mother’s Day, leave the baking to Sprinkles and say “Happy Mother’s Day” with a Sprinkles “MOM” box. The special cupcake box features dark chocolate, red velvet, vanilla and lemon flavors adorned with Sprinkles daisies and MOM sugar decorations.
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Del Frisco’s Grille
Mother's Day Brunch
3376 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Celebrate Mother’s Day with brunch at Del Frisco’s Grille. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection of gourmet brunch items, including red velvet Belgian waffles with whipped vanilla bean spiked cream cheese and hickory-smoked bacon and “The Grille” Benedict with poached eggs, French ham, scallion and white cheddar biscuits and chipotle hollandaise. Toast to mom with DFG’s Build Your Own Bloody Mary kit featuring housemade mix, Tito’s vodka and a plate of fixins’. As a gift, Del Frisco’s Grille will give moms a jar of homemade pimento cheese when dining at the restaurant on Mother’s Day.

Spa Sydell
Woosah For Moms
Seven locations
Throughout the month of May, Spa Sydell is offering a “mommy makeover” with Venus Freeze in honor of Mother’s Day. The non-invasive contouring treatment effectively tightens loose skin after child birth, reducing the appearance of stretch marks and bringing bodies back to pre-pregnancy shape. Venus Freeze can be used for the face, neck and body and unlike many anti-aging services, is performed in a low-light, quiet room and feels similar to a hot stone massage. For a limited time, mothers can buy five treatments and get the sixth free for $1500 or buy six and get two free for $1800. Financing is available.

Cakes & Ale
All Weekend Dining
151 Sycamore Street
Decatur, Georgia 30030
Celebrate Mother’s Day all weekend at Cakes & Ale. Whether dining for dinner or Sunday brunch, the inviting, comfortable setting of Cakes & Ale is the ideal place to escape for meal. Executive chef and James Beard Foundation semifinalist, Billy Allin, prepares unassuming, seasonal fare using only the highest quality local produce. Treat your mother to housemade burrata served with asparagus, prosciutto, beets, arugula pesto and arugula, whole North Carolina trout served with radishes, salad greens and a dilled yogurt sauce or a lamb shoulder served with beans, chard, roasted spring Vidalia onions and garlic aioli. Finish your meal with one of Cakes & Ale’s impressive desserts such as a banana terrine served with chocolate mousse and caramelized bananas. Dine at The Café at Cakes & Ale for brunch and taste an herbed chevre omelette served with roasted squash and salad greens or Italian sausage and six-minute egg with polenta, red cabbage, taleggio, and frisee, served with a boiled cider vinaigrette. Cakes & Ale serves dinner nightly, featuring a family-style Sunday Supper inspired by chef’s garden and local farm’s on Sunday evenings.
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Murphy’s
Mother's Day Brunch
997 Virginia Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306
Start the Mother’s Day celebrations early at one of Atlanta’s most iconic brunch destinations, Murphy’s. Begin the meal by toasting to the occasion with a housemade bloody Mary or peach Bellini. Whether a fan of savory or sweet brunch, Murphy’s offers something for every palate! The eggs Virginia Highland updates the traditional Eggs Benedict, featuring poached eggs topped, spinach and mushrooms served on foccacia and topped with a sundried tomato hollandaise sauce. The smoked pork chop served with a fried egg, black beans and tasso ham is among the brunch favorites. Finish brunch with one of Murphy’s sought after cinnamon buns and mom will take home a sweet treat on the house.

Ocean Prime
Mother's Day Brunch
3102 Piedmont Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404.846.0505
Buckhead’s modern American supper club will open early at 11 a.m. for brunch on Mother’s Day. Chef Mitch Brumels’ brunch highlights include short rib hashblueberry French toastking crab Benedict and blackened salmon salad. In addition to the brunch menu, guests can also enjoy Ocean Prime’s regular dinner menu all day, showcasing the freshest seafood, prime steaks, handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine selection (after 12:30 pm!). The desserts are not to be missed, including Ocean Prime’s signature 10-layer carrot cake, chocolate peanut butter pie and baked Alaska.

STK Atlanta
Complimentary Bubbly for Moms on Mother's Day, 5:30 p.m.
1075 Peachtree Street
Midtown Atlanta
On Sunday May 11, 2014, STK, one of Atlanta’s favorite dining and social destinations known for its chic lounge, dramatic dining room, and vibrant, high-energy atmosphere, invites families to celebrate Mom by treating to her to an evening of fantastic service, delicious fare and unforgettable signature cocktails.  All Moms will also be given a glass of complimentary bubbly on the house while they dine from STK's seasonal menu featuring mouthwatering menu favorites like the Lump Crab Salad, Beef Tartare, Chili Rubbed Lamb Rack, Pan Roasted Branzino, and Miso Glazed Sea Bass.  For more information or to make a reservation, please call STK Atlanta at (404) 793-0144.
Complimentary valet parking is available on 12th Street. Visit www.stkhouse.com for more information and stay connected via www.Facebook.com/STKATL and on Twitter and Instagram at @STKAtlanta.
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South City Kitchen
All Day Dining
Vinings
1675 Cumberland Parkway SE #401
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
770.435.0700

Midtown
1144 Crescent Avenue NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
404.873.7358
Celebrate Mom by treating her to some delicious Southern hospitality! South City Kitchen Midtown and Vinings will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu featuring the tried-and-true southern favorites. Menu highlights include fried green tomatoes with goat cheese, pepper coulis and basil, buttermilk fried chicken with garlic collard greens, bliss potatoes and honey-thyme jus and smoked roast beef benedict with creole mustard hollandaise, pickled jalapenos and Red Mule grits. The menu will be available for $32 per person and $16 for children under 12.

Little Alley Steak
Mother's Day Brunch
995 Canton St
Roswell, Georgia 30075
770.998.0440
Give mom what she really wants this Mother’s Day, brunch at Little Alley Steak! Take a seat on the patio looking over enchanting Canton Street and enjoy a meal the whole family will love. Guests can look forward to brunch favorites like the steak and eggs with an eight oz. hanger steak and two sunny-side-up eggs with peppercorn sauce on English muffins or the country sausage Benedict with sous vide egg and traditional béarnaise.

Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival “Art from the Heart”
Saturday, May 10 & Sunday, May 11:
Join The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces on Saturday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. as they celebrate the fifth annual Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival. The award-winning, two-day festival will once again be held in Atlanta’s beautiful Chastain Park and features 175 artists and artisans, live acoustic music, a professional children's area, delicious local foods and beverages, and plenty of surprises.  The festival is free to attend, is open to all ages and pets are welcome.
More than 25,000 visitors are expected to attend this year’s festival with up to 200 displays of fine art and crafts, folk and "outsider art." This year’s event is also an ideal atmosphere to celebrate Mom with the entire family during Mother’s Day weekend. With an abundance of painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, there will be no short of gifts that are sure to dazzle.  Of course, Mom can also enjoy live music, numerous activities, and gourmet food and beverages that are sure to delight all tastes.  For More information about the festival, please visit www.buckheadartsfestival.com.

(All photos courtesy of the restaurants and public relations firms featured.)


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