Best Mother's Day brunches
If not, here are a few of our favorite places to treat in several different categories:
It's too early to call the weather yet--puffy coat? rain boots? shorts?--but if the sun is shining, we like to take our French toast and omelets from the sidewalk seats at Grand Cafe, Spoonriver, and Meritage, for starters.
That doesn't have to be an oxymoron. Try Lucia's, where the salads are just as cravable as anything loaded with fat and sugar.
Bargain Hunter Brunch
FireLake's offering a free $20 gift card for each mom who visits on May 8th so she can treat herself to another meal.
Lots of places do buffets, but the Nicollet Island Inn's multi-coursers offer both quantity and quality. Here's what we'd recommend you order:
Start with petite pastries... Eggs Benedict with leeks and applewood-smoked ham... Cured salmon with capers, bagel chips, and whipped cream cheese... This steak's no longer on the menu, but you can go with beef barbicoa.... If you still have room--oof!--there's a lovely mocha cake with coffee ice cream.