18+ Ways to Celebrate Mom

Still figuring out Mother's Day gifts and plans? Good news: You've got options.

Do the Brunch Thing

Skip breakfast-in-bed and head out for a midday feast. There’s no shortage of brunch options in our area, and scores of restaurants have special menus for Mother’s Day.

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Visit SER in Ballston for a culinary journey to Spain with dishes such as fritura de pargo (whole fried red snapper with green cilantro mojo) and meloso de vieiras (mushroom rice and grilled scallops). A Mom’s Day card-making station will keep the kids entertained making their own personalized cards for mom and grandma.

Arepa Benedict at Detour Coffee

For a more casual outing, try the new spring brunch menu at Detour Coffee in Virginia Square, with highlights such as sticky-bun French toast with mango, berries and vanilla ice cream; or arepa benedict, a queso fresco arepa with serrano ham, poached eggs and cream of corn. Brunch cocktails at Detour include the Gaviota (silver tequila, charred grapefruit juice, aperol, grapefruit bitters and malden salt) and the Kill Bill Tea (shochu, green tea, honey, lemon syrup and lemon zest).

Punchbowl Social

Have you checked out the new Ballston Quarter yet? Punchbowl Social will be offering a special kids’ buffet with free arcade games from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a “Mom-osa” bar where you can mix your own beverage with sparkling wine and a selection of garnishes and juices.

Bottomless brunch at Pamplona in Clarendon

Still hungry for options? For more local brunch possibilities, read our archive stories about 12 Bottomless Brunches Not to Miss and 11 Restaurants That Do Brunch Right. 

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