It must be nice to have time to shop for a Mother’s Day gift. Of course, if we had time, we’d also pick out flowers to arrange around the fresh squeezed orange juice and from-scratch scones we’d serve to mom on a silver platter – but, alas, not enough time. If you’re short on time like us and want show your mom (an O.G. DGAT) some love, there is a cheat: brunch!
Remember, Mother’s Day is a day to honor our mothers and we can assure you mom will feel this as she pours maple syrup on the fluffy stack of pancakes in front of her and sips on the bellini’s you’ll be treating her to tomorrow. The holiday dates as far back as the Egyptian goddess Isis and the Greek goddess Rhea, and you know they got more than just a card and some Russell Stover chocolates. But we think they’d have been even happier with a reservation at one of these Detroit spots:
1) Grand Trunk Pub (612 Woodward Ave)
GT has a menu of local ingredients and features Detroit favorites like Avalon bread, Faygo pop, Motor City Brewing Works beer, as well as fresh meats and produce from Eastern Market. Their brunch is basic and filling, with plenty of options so mom can get exactly what she wants. Also, they have live music at noon performing a little background blues.
2)Opus One (565 E. Larned St)
Fancy moms can choose from their roasted beef tenderloin, raspberry stuffed French-toast, and Norwegian salmon. At $30 for adults and $15 for kids, you are sure to get your moneys worth of delicious and luxe local fare.
3) Detroit Seafood Market (1435 Randolph St.)
If mom likes a taste of the ocean, take her here to nibble on the seared salmon, Gulf shrimp, or the lump crab cakes. It is $24.95 for adults and runs from noon until 4:00 pm.
4) Cliff Bells (2030 Park Ave)
This is for the jazzy mom. Here she’ll peruse a menu of eggs benedict, vanilla bean French toast, and Southern style shrimp and grits. Menu prices vary, but mom can enjoy yummy bottomless mimosas and bloody marys. Brunch runs from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm.
5) La Dolce Vita (17546 Woodward Ave)
You and mom can have an elegant Italian-inspired brunch at LDV. Even though it’s on Woodward, this little spot is tucked away and a little hard to spot. But once you see it, we bet mom will want to make every Sunday Mother’s Day so you can treat her to seriously bottomless mimosas and savory breakfast dishes like quiche and the chef’s omelet. Hopefully your mom has a sense of humor because this Sunday at LDV happens to be “Pajama Sunday” and guests are encouraged to arrive in what they fell asleep in… or still have on from their night out.
OK, now pick your fave and score a reservation. Mom is sure to enjoy any one of these brunch spots, but spending time with her favorite Detroit girl about town will be an added bonus!