The woman who pushed you through her vagina or signed your adoption papers deserves more than a Hallmark card sent via snail mail. [Ed. note: Sorry, mom!] Your mother deserves a boozy brunch at one of these fine restaurants, ranging from the casual to the divine. Be sure to make your reservations soon. Mother's Day is coming up fast.
What about your drag mom? What about her? Splash some cold water on your drag mom's face, pull her out of bed, and drag (ahem) her to one of the best restaurant in SOMA? Part diner/part greatest place in the world, Citizens Band's Sunday brunch boasts Apple Fritters, Shrimp & Grits, Sweet Potato & Pork Belly Hash, and more. And yes, you can bring your biological mom here, too.
1198 Folsom, S.F.; 415-556-4901
One of the best brunches in the city, Maven's brunch menu offers Seared Salmon Cakes
(mango, avocado, lime-ginger aioli), Southern Style Eggs Benedict (suckling pig, collard greens, spicy hollandaise), Bread Pudding French Toast (spiced orange, hazelnut, golden balsamic cream), and Maven’s Johnny Cakes (blueberry maple syrup, whipped goat cheese), just to name a few offerings.
598 Haight, S.F.; 415-829-7982
Meritage at The Claremont
The Claremont's classic Mother’s Day brunch is prix fixe and runs from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The meal starts with an Mother’s Day cocktail and ends with chocolate strawberry shortcake. Check out the full menu here.
41 Tunnel Road, Berkeley; 510-549-8510
Chef/partner Pam Mazzola will make fresh-baked strawberry scone, stuffed with Dirty Girl Farm strawberries, sprinkled with sugar and topped with crème fraiche; a Dungeness Crab Scramble with asparagus, scallions, and toasted Epi bread; Snickerdoodle Pancakes, served with a side of housemade banana pudding, sliced bananas, and crumbled snickerdoodle cookies on top. For a boozy brunch, check out Prospect’s new First of the Season Strawberry Margarita with a salt, chili & crushed dried strawberry rim.
300 Spear, S.F.; 415-247-7770
State Bird Provisions
If you can manage to get a reservation -- they just won Best Restaurant at the James Beard Awards -- State Bird will be taking limited reservations for Mother's Day. Bonus: Amy Brown and Joe Wolf of Marla Bakery will gave a pop-up there on Sunday, too! Tablehopper notes: "Brunch will be served 11am-4pm, with goods like rye toast with tea-smoked sturgeon, a “Mr. Croque” (that’s 4505 smoked ham, mostarda, Gruyère, and dry jack on levain with pickled ramps), and a strawberry cake parfait, plus egg dishes, housemade yogurt, and lots of breads and pastries." Good luck!
1529 Fillmore, S.F.; 415-795-1272
Happy Mother's Day to all of the mommies who read SFist!