Thursday, May 9, 2013

Give Mom The Day Off!

Mother’s Day is this weekend (in case you forgot) and a bunch of LA’s hot-spots are taking the time to celebrate Mom! Here’s a list of some of places where you can spoil the woman who gave you life. Choose wisely... she brought you into this world, she can take you out! :-)

WHERE:  Mohawk Bend
                 2141 West Sunset Blvd
                 Los Angeles, California 90026

SPECIALS:  Eggs Benedict ($13)
                     Benedict Arnold (vegan) ($8)
                    MOMosas, MOMaritas, Red and        Green Bloody Marys ($6)
                    Complimentary fresh baked cookies.

Regular brunch menu also available.

In addition to MOMosas and MOMaritas, Mohawk Bend’s Chef Erik will be pickling fresh veggies in-house to give their Bloody Marys an added zing for to pair with his vegan and non-vegan Eggs Benedict specials. Post brunch, moms will also receive a complimentary batch of freshly baked cookies to enjoy at home.
RESERVATIONS:   (213) 483-2337 or

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WHERE: Cecconi's
               8764 Melrose Avenue
               Los Angeles, CA 90069

SPECIALS: Roasted San Marzano Benedict - Poached eggs, fresh basil pesto on rustic sourdough bread ($14)
Strawberry Rhubarb Tart with Housemade Tahitian Vanilla Gelato ($10)

Shower Mom with all the fruits of the season with a Mother's Day brunch on Cecconi's picturesque patio. The Northern Italian destination will be spoiling guests with menu specials, including a Roasted San Marzano Benedict with first of the season tomatoes, and a Strawberry Rhubarb Tart -- perfect for pairing with the restaurant's freshly brewed LAMILL coffee, Rose Petal loose leaf tea and classic Bellini's.
 RESERVATIONS: 310-432-2000

Need to make Mom and your wallet happy?? Check out Lazy Dog!

WHERE: Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
               3525 West Carson Street
               Torrance CA 90503
               (310) 921-6080

Treat Mom to a lazy Sunday brunch at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar on Mother's Day. They’ll be  serving up $5 Mimosas, Bellini’s, housemade Sangria, and Bloody Marys that will be available until 2pm, and stay for the Wild Blueberry Pancakes with Maple Bacon Butter and Bacon, Egg & Cheese Croissant.

I’ve been invited to Mother’s Day Brunch (even though my mom’s back East this year) at The Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel. They will be hosting a Mother’s Day Rooftop Champagne Brunch on its penthouse suite and terrace.  This is the ONLY rooftop dining on Rodeo Drive, offering guests some scenic views of Beverly Hills and the shops of Rodeo Drive while enjoying brunch and celebrating with the special mom in their life, or in my case, friends! Check out the menu here. I’ll be posting some yummy pics on Instagram, just look for #TheDish!

There you have it. A few yummy options! Don’t forget, if you really want to impress Mom, you could always whip her up a meal on your own! We have plenty of recipes right here!