13 Ways To Celebrate Mom This Mother’s Day

It’s time to roll out the red carpet and treat mom like the queen that she is! Here are 13 ideas to help you celebrate the amazing moms in your life this Mother’s Day, San Diego!

1. Make Mom Feel Like a Celebrity at the Daytime Soiree for Moms at Moniker General

Moniker General’s Mother’s Day Gathering is happening in Liberty Station on Sunday, May 8th 10AM to 2PM. Aside from being one of the city’s top shops for retail and gifting, Moniker General is hosting a free-to-attend daytime soiree with all the must-haves to celebrate the woman who deserves it most.

The family-friendly affair will take over an expanded footprint outside of its Liberty Station locale to include live music, bites & beverages, fun photo ops, high-profile retail pop-ups, and activities the family can enjoy, including:

2. Treat Mom to a Special One-Time Mother’s Day Brunch at Animae

Animae Chef Tara Monsod and her team are happy to be extending their hours beyond dinner service for a special one-time Mother’s Day brunch! Priced at $80 per person and available from 10AM to 3PM on Sunday, May 8, Animae will be serving an Asian-influenced brunch menu highlighting flavors and experiences that encompass Chef Tara’s AAPI roots featuring four courses.

Start with cold appetizer offerings like the Poached Shrimp with papaya, herbs and chili lime salt or a succulent Steak Tartare featuring a filet with Tobanjiang, egg yolk, and milk bread, before moving on to a hot start, with menu highlights including a Chicken Congee with chicken confit, ginger, garlic and garlic chive, soft and fluffy Steamed Buns with mushroom, tofu and vegetables or delicious Crab Cakes with kimchi tartar sauce, pickled mustard seeds, frisee and mustard greens.

Treat mom’s sweet tooth with the Turon French Toast with caramel banana, milk bread, banana ice cream, and feuilletine or dig into savory dishes such as Sisig Char Sui Scramble and Fried Fish Sando. Finish off brunch with the sweet Strawberry Rolled Cake with fresh strawberry, pearls and strawberry diplomat.

Save yourself a seat at Animae’s coveted Mother’s Day Brunch by booking a reservation via Opentable.

Second Chance Beer

3. Celebrate Mom With Her Pups At Second Chance Beer Company

For all the dog moms out there, this one’s for you! Second Chance Beer Company, San Diego’s only “pups-first, drink-second” brewery, will be handing out flowers for Mother’s Day because they know you deserve something special! Sip on an ice-cold beer like their newest release, Buddy Lager, and let your pup play around with all the other dogs that will be there.

4. Cheers to Mom with Free Margaritas for Mamas at Puesto!

To celebrate the holiday, Puesto is offering a Margaritas for Mama deal, where all moms will receive a complimentary Puesto Perfect Margarita, a simple and balanced Puesto favorite made with tequila reposado, fresh squeezed lime juice and a hint of agave nectar!

Reservations are available via the Puesto website here.

Liberty Station's 4th Of July Events

5. Make It a Full Day for Mom at Liberty Station

Liberty Station offers a variety of activities from meals to arts and crafts and more. Enjoy a Mother’s Day picnic on the grass, pilates and yoga classes are available for moms who like to fill their day with movement and dining options are endless for moms who want a good bite to eat!

For Foodie Moms:

Enjoy a picnic at one of Liberty Station’s outdoor venues like the South Promenade or the Ingram Plaza! Choose one of Liberty Station’s multiple dining options and treat mom to a special meal, from brunch at Breakfast Republic to a fun dinner at Stone Brewing.

For Fitness Moms:

Take on a Mother’s Day workout class with Sparkcycle, Club Pilates or Yoga Six all available at Liberty Station. Have a healthy holiday and enjoy a juice, smoothie or acai bowl at Nektar Juice Bar.

For Art-Loving Moms:

Take a tour of the outdoor art installations on display at Liberty Station! Check out a local artist’s work at one of Liberty Station’s art galleries, such as Anne Gaffey Art.

For Outdoorsy Moms:

Enjoy Mother’s Day on the Bay with paddleboard and kayak rentals at Liberty Station’s West Coast Paddle Board Rentals! Soak up the San Diego sun while taking a family bike ride through Liberty Station’s bike paths.

Belmont Park Is Saying Goodbye To Winter Blues & Hello Spring Hues

6. Let Mom Be a Kid Again for the Day With a Day of Fun at Belmont Park

Belmont Park is in full bloom this Mother’s Day! Spend the day at Belmont Park and enjoy vibrant artwork, specialty sips, a flower truck and live entertainment.

Stop by the flower truck on Sunday, May 8 where there will be flowers for moms all day. Treat mom to a specialty spring cocktail at one of the boardwalk restaurants, Cannonball, Beach House or Draft, and order the Spring Buzz cocktail made with Tito’s Vodka, Lemon, Rose, Wild Berries, and Edible Flowers or grab a MOMosa, discounted for all moms!

Enjoy live music in the food court from 2PM to 5PM and buy mom something special at the Markers Market from 11AM to 5PM.

Vino Carta

7. Give Mom the Gift That Keeps On Giving From Vino Carta Wine Shop & Bar

As San Diego’s one-stop wine shop and bar, Vino Carta Wine Shop & Bar is the place to take Mom to a beautiful Parisian-style brunch AND send her home with a gift—a Monthly Vino Carta Wine Club Subscription. That’s the gift that keeps on giving!

Vino Carta is your neighborhood wine shop and bar with a focus on small, family-run producers and natural wines made through organic and sustainable farming practices.

Reservations available through Tock.

8. Let Mom Get Her Shop On At One Paseo

From shops, to services, to eateries, One Paseo is your secret weapon this Mother’s Day! Stop by Whiskey x Leather, West of Camden or Van de Vort to find mom the perfect outfit or treat her to a facial at Shop Good or treatment from Alcheme. To complement the center’s shop offerings, One Paseo is also hosting a stunning flower pop-up with Posie’s Floral Co. Offering blooms of every type, the floral arrangements from Posie’s will brighten any mom’s day.

Once the shopping and gifting is complete, treat mom to a meal at one of the many eateries in the urban village. From casual dining at Tocaya or URBN to a sit down dinner at North Italia or Nick’s Del Mar, there’s no wrong choice! End the day with treats from Le Macaron, SusieCakes or Salt & Straw to complete the sweetest Mother’s Day.

9. Book a Weekend Retreat for Mom at a Local Resort

Treat mom to brunch, bubbles and relaxation this Mother’s Day at Lakehouse Hotel & Resort. Book their ‘Mom’s Weekend Retreat’ Stay Package that includes a mimosa flight delivered to the room, one complimentary ticket to Mother’s Day Brunch and a waived resort fee.

Brunch will be served on Mother’s Day starting at 11AM until 4PM. Tickets are $70 per person and $35 for children 12 and under. Brunch bites include breakfast favorites like, Assorted Mini Pastries, Fresh Fruit, Granola & Yogurt, Crispy Bacon, Sausage and Scrambled Eggs. There will also be an Egg & Omelet Station with Whole Eggs or Egg Whites, Tomato, Onion, Ham, Bell Pepper and Cheddar Blend, Buttermilk Pancake Station with Seasonal Berries, Chocolate Chips, Whipped Cream and Maple Syrup and a Smoked Salmon Station with Bagels, Caper, Sliced Tomato, Shaved Red Onion and Whipped Cream Cheese. Cheese & Charcuterie and Classic Shrimp Cocktail displays will also be available.

After brunch, enjoy live music and lawn games on the Lakeside lawn to complete a lovely Mother’s Day.

10. Serve Mom at Home in Her PJ’s With a Little Help from Ranch 45

There’s no better way to express gratitude to mom than by treating her to the highest-quality, sustainably sourced food from Ranch 45 in Solana Beach. Offering two Mother’s Day Pick Up Menus in addition to an on-site brunch, Ranch 45 is taking the stress out of cooking so you can enjoy time together.

The first pick-up menu, which serves four, includes the options of Smoked Salmon Benedict ($88) or the Brant Rib Roast ($200) with roast potatoes, Chino Farms vegetables, and a gem lettuce salad, in addition to sweet treats including an Assortment of Breakfast Pastries ($35) or Strawberry Crepes ($55).

The second pick-up menu, which serves two, includes an Artisan Quiche with Chino Farms Artichoke & Squash ($35) or Brandt Beef Bacon & Cheese served with local greens, mustard thyme and vinaigrette.

With all pick-up orders comes the option to add any of Ranch 45’s regular breakfast or lunch menu items, as well as Mimosas for two ($40). Alternatively, enjoy the sunshine on the outdoor patio and choose from special Mother’s Day entrees including Baked French Toast, House Made Brandt Beef Chorizo and Papas, or Shaved Brandt Beef New York with green tea soba noodles and an herb salad with yuzu vinaigrette.

Whether your mom wants an outing at this local favorite, or would prefer to stay in her pajamas at home, Ranch 45 has Mother’s day covered. Place your orders here or make a reservation via the Ranch 45 website here.

11. Pamper Mom with a Day at the Spa

Sunny’s Spa at The Seabird is offering a host of offers throughout the month of May. There are packages for mothers and children, mothers-to-be, as well as solo pampering for the matriarch.

Mom and Me: Tap into the songs of your souls and let your cares float away with the ocean waves with this collection of treatments for you and your mom, including a 60-minute manicure, a 60-minute pedicure, a 90-minute massage or facial and a poolside lunch credit. $375/person

Family To Be: Nurture yourself and your growing family with a 60-minute custom or prenatal massage, a 30-minute express or baby bump facial and an ocean front photo session for two before the baby comes. $650/person

Just for Her: Treat the mom in your life to a collection of “farm-to-sea” treatments that will revive her spirit. This package encourages a full day escape with our 90-minute Vagus Nerve Meditative Massage, 90-minute Deep Sea Anti-Aging Facial, 60-minute manicure, 75-minute pedicure and a poolside lunch credit. $750/person

Over Mother’s Day weekend (May 6-8), visitors to Sunny’s will also enjoy Knesko Multi-Masking and custom oil blending.

Le Parfait Paris Opens Doors To Coronado Shop

12. Treat Her to Something Sweet

Treat mom to something sweet this Mother’s Day with the Le Parfait Paris Macaron Pack . The variety pack includes a tasty assortment of flavors including Caramel Sea Salt, Galaxie Chocolate, Vanilla White Chocolate, Sicilian Pistachio, California Strawberry, California Raspberry, Key Lime Pie, S’mores and more. Each macaron is made fresh daily and handcrafted in-house using only the finest ingredients including chocolate sourced from France and butter sourced from New Zealand.

Southern California locals can order in person at one of Le Parfait’s locations including Downtown San Diego, Liberty Public Market, Del Mar, Anaheim Packing District and their newest location opening in Coronado. Le Parfait also offers nationwide shipping via their website here. Purchase a box of 12 macarons for $35.99, a box of 24 for $55.99 and a box of 48 for $99.99.

13. Take Mom Out on the Town to Her Favorite Restaurant!

Fort Oak

Fort Oak

An ode to the hearth, Fort Oak offers diners the bold, smoky, wood-fired flavors that have come to define Chef Brad Wise. Heralded as one of the city’s finest, our restaurant serves elevated yet approachable dishes, cooked atop an open flame. Surely a hearty meal mom deserves. Make your Mother’s Day reservations here.

Trust Restaurant

Trust

Join Trust for Mother’s Day! For brunch, Chef Jeremy Harville has whipped up a special sticky bun with sugared blueberries, honey lavender ice cream, white chocolate, and toasted almonds. ​​​​​​​​ We will be offering our full menu, wine list and cocktails. Please note your seating preference (indoor or patio), and we’ll do our best to accommodate. Make reservations here.

Madison

Forgo breakfast in bed this year for an even better treat for mom ―Mother’s Day brunch at Madison on Park. Madison’s brunch menu features Mediterranean-inspired fare and refreshing cocktails, making it the ideal celebration for moms who transport their taste buds to a sundrenched villa in the Mediterranean.

Begin the celebration with a Blue Dream Mimosa made with Blue-green Spirulina, Cold Pressed Lemonade, and Ginger, or a Motor Bike made with El Jimador Blanco Tequila, Watermelon, Aperol, Ginger, and Lime. Once she has a cocktail in hand, spoil mom with one of Madison’s signature brunch offerings like the Turkish Breakfast Sandwich made with Fried Egg, Bacon, Grilled Halloumi Cheese from the Island Of Cyprus, and Hot Pepper Labne, on a Brioche Bun served with Potatoes or the White Bean Shakshuka with Carnitas made with Poached Egg in a bed of Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, Garlic and White Beans sauteed with Mediterranean Spices and topped with Carnitas and Cilantro with Grilled Pita Bread, Hot Pepper Yogurt and Lime.

Brunch is served from 9:30AM-2PM on weekends and reservations can be made for parties of up to 8 via Madison on Park’s website here.

Rare Society

Rare Society

Sink your teeth into Rare Society, Trust Restaurant Group’s homage to the infamous Las Vegas steakhouse. Premium proteins, grilled on an open flame using red oak by acclaimed Chef Brad Wise, are complemented by iconic sides, elevated cocktails and wines, and classic seafood dishes. Service is refined, but approachable. This is your neighborhood steakhouse, after all.

Make your Mother’s Day reservations here.

Valentina

Every mom deserves a European vacation, but if you haven’t made travel plans, this Leucadia restaurant is bringing Europe to you. Treat mom to brunch at Valentina, a European-style bistro and wine bar located in Leucadia along Highway 101 from 11AMto 2:45PM.

If brunch isn’t for you, Valentina is also offering Mother’s Day dinner from 4PM to 9PM featuring a handful of specialty dishes to treat mom. Menu highlights include a Caviar, Oysters and Salmon with Spanish Red Rice, Roasted Zucchini and Saffron Sauce. But don’t forget dessert, Valentina is offering a specialty chocolate dessert that will end your Mother’s Day on a high note.

Piper

Oceanside’s The Seabird Resort is preparing a celebratory Sunday brunch at Piper from 9:30AM – 3:30PM ($95/adult, $45/child for children 5-12; ages 0-4 are free) featuring their distinctly Californian cuisine complemented by their new fresh-pressed juices.

Operacaffe

Nothing says “I love you” like free Prosecco Rose! Operacaffe wants to raise a glass to all the hard-working, inspiring moms out there with a free glass of Prosecco Rose with the purchase of an entree.

Indulge in the Tortelli Di Granchio with homemade jumbo tortelloni stuffed with Alaskan king crab and shrimp in a buttery thyme, rosemary, sage and shallot sauce with a touch of cream. And don’t forget dessert! Try the Limoncello Cake for a sweet finish.

Garibaldi

Garibaldi, the chic rooftop restaurant located within the InterContinental Hotel San Diego, is offering a mouthwatering Sardinian-inspired Mother’s Day brunch with a view. Enjoy a relaxed meal with mom while looking over the San Diego Bay!

For something sweet, try the Castagnaccio Crepe made with chestnut flour, rosemary, candied orange, roasted pistachios, and sweet cream whipped ricotta. In addition to the pre-fixe menu, cheers mom with bottomless Aperol Spritz or Prosecco for $29.

Book a reservation via Resy and treat mom to the delicious day she deserves.

Weekend-Long Celebration of Mom at Vogue Tavern

Vogue Tavern will be hosting a whole weekend-long celebration for Mother’s Day from May 7th – 8th!

Kicking off the weekend strong, Vogue Tavern is hosting a brunch from 10AM – 1PM with delicious-mouthwatering dishes such as the Chicken & Waffles consisting of house-made schnitzel and rosemary-infused maple syrup, or the Strawberry Stuffed French Toast – surely to satisfy any sweet tooth!

Taco and Beer Bruch at Quiero Tacos!

Get ready to bring your moms and appetite. On Mother’s Day, May 8th, Quiero Tacos is teaming up with Mike Hess Brewing to host an all-you-can-eat-and-drink-brunch at Quiero Tacos Imperial Beach and Seaport Village locations from 8:30AM – 12PM. Cheers to all your mother has done for you with a mimosa, mike-a-lada, select wine or a beer off the full draft beer menu.

You can expect to see a delectable brunch menu highlighting the Mike Hess Fish Taco, Vegetarian Green Chilaquiles, Ahuevo Breakfast Taco, Carmalized Banana Pancakes, Berry French Toast, Scrambled Eggs with Cheese and sides including Country Potatoes, Sausage Links, Bacon Strips and Refried Beans.

The Marine Room restaurant

The Marine Room

Treat mom to a luxurious four-course menu at The Marine Room. Nestled alongside the La Jolla Shores beach, The Marine Room is the ideal place to take mom and give her the attention she deserves – while dining on delectable dishes created by Executive Chef Mike Minor.

Toast to mom with free-flowing champagne and choose from an indulgent selection of appetizers, entrees, dessert, and a special bite from the Chef. Plus moms will leave with more than a happy belly…they’ll receive a delightful box of handcrafted chocolates as a memento of the day. Reservations can be made online or by calling 858-459-7222.

20|Twenty

20|Twenty will be hosting a Mother’s Day breakfast buffet, including a Made-to-Order Omelet Station where guests can choose from an array of tempting fillings; a selection of Chilled Seafood options including crab legs, poached shrimp, and ahi poke; a Carving Station starring Herb Crusted Slow Roasted Prime Rib, and much more. For details and reservations, visit here.

The Shores Restaurant

Celebrate mom all weekend long at The Shores Restaurant, the signature seaside eatery located steps from the sand at the iconic La Jolla Shores Hotel. The culinary team has reintroduced the restaurant’s long-revered Weekend Brunch with a new à la carte menu of breakfast and lunch items by Executive Chef Mike Minor, prepared with farm-fresh, locally-sourced seafood and produce and served alongside a backdrop of spectacular ocean views.

Reinvented in food and format after a more than two-year hiatus, the new brunch menu will be served every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM to 2PM in the Mediterranean-inspired dining room or patio. Or guests can choose to indulge in the newly created outdoor dining area on the oceanfront lawn where they can sip bubbly, soak in the sun, and enjoy a front row seat from which to watch the breaking waves. Moms can also expect a few specials from Chef Minor on Mother’s Day.

For details and reservations, visit here.

7 Mile Kitchen

Treat mom to a mouth-watering brunch paired with bottomless mimosas at 7 Mile Kitchen, the poolside eatery at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Sit back and let the bubbles flow with bottomless mimosas and juice pairings including grapefruit, cranberry, pineapple-guava, or orange.

Pair the endless bubbles with options from the special Mother’s Day menu, such as the decadent Brioche French Toast topped with vanilla bean gelato and either the bananas foster or macerated strawberry. 7 Mile Kitchen will also offer a savory selection of traditional hashes, omelets, and artisanal pizzas. For details and reservations, visit here.

Waverly

Waverly

This Mother’s Day, the North County local’s favorite will offer a special Strawberry Rhubarb Spritz in addition to its regular brunch menu made up of dishes including the Fried Egg Brioche Sandwich, Ocean Trout Ceviche, and Funfetti Pancakes. Guests will receive a surprise gift with each spritz order to make the celebration even more memorable. Reservations can be made here.

La Valencia

La Valencia

Celebrate Mom at the iconic oceanview Pink Lady, in the heart of La Jolla Village. Enjoy a festive three-course menu prepared by Executive Chef Fabian Aceves, with your choice of scallops, short rib or spring pasta, crab cake, chocolate ganache tart, and more. Plus, Mom will receive a complimentary take-home treat from Executive Pastry Chef Kari Cota. A children’s menu will also be available.

Looking for the perfect gift? Shop La Valencia’s exclusive Mother’s Day pop-up shop and treat Mom to a curated gift basket, including a plush signature La Valencia robe, custom Pink Lady soap bars from local La Jolla Soap Company inspired by the “Pink Lady” cocktail (complete with rose petals), sweet treats, and more.

$99 per adult | $45 per child; Reservations can be made here.

The Plot

The Plot

Mom will be seeing green at The Plot’s Mother’s Day brunch where she can sit indoors or on the outdoor patio — a stone’s throw to the restaurant’s regenerative garden. Mother’s Day brunch highlights include the Chilled Chia Bowl, Sloppy Waffle complete with fresh fruit and vanilla creme and the 100% plant-based chicken and waffles.

Indulge in a spring sip from behind the bar with highlights such as the String of Hearts which features pink peppercorn syrup and lemon, the Baby Michael, a champagne cocktail with orgeat and lemon, or the Bloody Mary complete with a meatless chicken nugget.

Jeune Et Jolie

Jeune et Jolie

With brunch covered, mom might crave something French inspired and oh so young and beautiful. Take her to the bar for traditional absinthe service served from Jeune et Jolie’s custom tower and pair with Executive Chef Eric Bost’s special à la carte Le Menu du Bar: Tartine: duck liver mousse, preserved apricot, pistachio or Fromage: epoisse, new crop potato, sunflower seeds and petals.

The à la carte menu is available for walk-in guests at the bar and lounge.

Kettner Exchange

Kettner Exchange

In the spirit of celebration, Kettner Exchange will provide a bundle of roses and a complimentary glass of sparkling rosé for mom alongside its regular brunch menu made up of dishes from Culinary Director Brian Redzikowski  including the Hummus Halloumi Toast, Loaded Breakfast Potato, Turkish Poached Eggs, and more. Pair Mother’s Day brunch with one of Kettner’s new spring cocktails such as the Insert Eggplant Emoji (mezcal espadin / sichuan baijiu / roasted eggplant / lemon) or the Disco Pirate (aged rum / curacao / amaro / pineapple / lime / chinese 5 spice honey / sesame oil / angostura bitters).

You can make a reservation here.

Mille Fleur

Mille Fleurs

What could mom possibly want more than “1000 Flowers?” Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu at Rancho Santa Fe’s upscale country-home space and flower-filled patio, Mille Fleurs, for Mother’s Day. Menu highlights from Executive Chef Mike Moritz and Pastry Chef “Papa” Moussa N’Diaye include Crepes with meyer lemon and berries, Eggs Benedict served with rosemary potatoes, 72 hour short rib and eggs with rosemary potatoes, Avocado toast with micros greens, French toast almond crusted with berries, and more.

$85/person; reservations can be made here.

Mister A

Mister A’s

Mister A’s is hosting a delicious three-course Mother’s Day brunch. Menu highlights include Wild + Tame Mushroom Soup (Truffle Crème Fraiche, House Croutons), Levain Toast “Pain Perdu” (Citrus Ricotta, Fresh Cherries, Xeres Vinegar, Honey, Pine Nuts), Gonestraw Farm Chicken Roulade (Morel Mushroom Stuffing, Au Gratin Potato), 10 Oz Prime New York Steak “Au Poivre” (Kennebec Fries, Sage Hill Greens), and for dessert, options include the Lemon Olive Oil Mousse Torte and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake.

$85/person; reservations can be made here.

Bivouac Ciderworks

Bivouac

Treat Mom to a festive brunch at North Park’s Bivouac Ciderworks taproom from 10AM to 2PM. The urban cidery’s “Just Peachy” brunch will feature a special two-course menu (with options for kids, too), choose from a grilled peach burrata salad or yogurt parfait to start, followed by a meat or veggie frittata served with breakfast potatoes. Sip a sparkly version of Bivouac’s latest release, Bimini Twist Peach Spritz, or brunch cocktails, including the Cider Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or Cider Michelada. As a token of appreciation, Mom will receive a flower and small card from Bivouac.

$30/person for food | $40/person for food +sparkly Bimini Twist Peach Spritz Cider. $15/child for eggs, breakfast potatoes, and fruit.

Wolfie

Wolfie’s

If you are looking for a Mother’s Day experience, come take a spin at Wolfie’s Carousel and enjoy the newly-launched brunch menu from 10AM to 3PM. Moms can enjoy a spread of French fare from Executive Chef Rez Guzman. Highlights include Duck Confit & Brulee French Toast, Avocado Tartine, Croque Madame, Steak & Eggs, and more. Pair brunch with a mimosa, bloody mary, or specialty cocktails such as the Belle Fille (vodka / lillet / susumber / prosecco) or Lé Bardot (gin / apricot / strawberry / egg white) and definitely end service with a NOLA fav — beignets.

Reservations can be made here.

barleymash

Down in the Gaslamp, barleymash is serving up a few Mother’s Day specials for brunch! Kick off the morning with one of their specialty gin cocktails such as the Day By The Pool and the Spa Day. Light and refreshing, they’re the perfect way to ease into a fun and boozy brunch!

For the main event, try their exclusive Breakfast In Bed with fried green tomatoes, peppered bacon, poached eggs, and a roasted red pepper hollandaise, or get straight into the sweets with their High Tea breakfast, with lemon curd and lavender Chantilly cream on an Earl Grey Dutch baby!

Cork and Knife

Cork & Knife

Stop by your new favorite local wine and artisan meat and cheese boutique for exclusive Mother’s Day Baskets or a custom Charcuterie Board! Visit one of Cork & Knife’s two SoCal locations – in Escondido or Rancho Santa Fe – to order and pick up a thoughtful and delicious gift for your mother this May. Mother’s Day Baskets and Boards can be customized for guests, with baskets that include wine and other delicious goodies, starting at $50. Be sure to call in and place an order while supplies last!

Dicicco’s

Take your family to a cozy brunch this Mother’s Day at Dicicco’s! It’s the hearty Italian brunch you’ve been waiting for with items like the Everything Bagel Spiced Breakfast Pizza or Lobster Benedict with polenta cake, wilted spinach, crispy parmesan potato and prosecco hollandaise. You can also enjoy the fresh Vegetable Frittata, made with ricotta, basil pesto, grilled toast, and crispy parmesan potato or Nutella Crostata. They’ve even created specials for the kids with items such as 2 Eggs Any Style and their fluffy French Toast. Have a family brunch at a beloved family restaurant this Mother’s Day at DiCicco’s, located in Escondido!

Fish Shop

Fish Shop

Fresh seafood, anyone? Head over to one of San Diego’s famous Fish Shop locations for a light and tasty lunch! Throughout Mother’s Day weekend, all three locations – PB, Encinitas, and Point Loma – will be offering discount cards for moms to use at their next visit! Stop in for a chance to win $1 off your next glass or wine or beer, 10% off your next purchase or $5 off your next purchase, and treat your mom to some of the freshest seafood in San Diego this Mother’s Day at Fish Shop!

Barbusa

This Mother’s Day weekend, forgo the basic brunch, pastel attire and forced family photos and instead treat mom to an unconventional, celebratory night out at Barbusa. Putting the “lit” in Little Italy, Barbusa is a tried and true dining destination, famous for their mouthwatering handcrafted pastas, impressive cocktail menu, epic throwback-inspired music playlist and frequent appearances from celebrity customers.

For moms that are forever young at heart, Barbusa’s delicious modern Sicilian cuisine paired with Bone Marrow Luge Shots, the Tequila Tasting Flight or the beloved Espresso Martini make for the perfect way to celebrate the holiday. In between sips, snack on secret menu item, The Busa Board, a six foot long sharing platter made for large groups to test out a variety of Barbusa’a starters. Get down with mom or give her the gift of a fun girl’s dinner because everyone deserves an iconic night out on the town, even moms.

dessert on a white plate

Juniper and Ivy

Juniper and Ivy will also offer their regular menu to help celebrate mom as she fine dines on plates of innovative culinary creations from newly-minted James Beard semi-finalist Executive Chef Anthony Wells. Reservations can be made here.

Provisional Kitchen

toast with syrup

Happy Mother’s Day to Mom with a Moët for Mom Brunch on Sunday from 8AM-3PM at Provisional Kitchen.

Spoil her with a complimentary glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne and delight in a special brunch menu including Mom’s Omelet with spring vegetables, feta cheese and pesto potatoes; Strawberry Rhubarb Toast; Cinnamon Roll Pancakes; Chef-Carved Prime Rib; a Chocolate Fountain dipped with fruit, assorted cookies, marshmallows and Rice Krispie Treats; and more. Enjoy live music and a photo booth session with the special lady.

The brunch is priced at $68/adult and $28/child. Reservations can be made on OpenTable here.

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you amazing moms!

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