Here are eats and treats to help you make Mother's Day as special as Mom is. Pricing is per person unless otherwise listed and does not include tax or gratuity. Reservations are recommended. The date is Sunday, May 12, unless otherwise noted. Call venue for details or additional discounts.
Acacia Real Food & Cocktails - 3001 E. Skyline Drive. Brunch buffet includes salads, omelets, seafood, entrees and dessert. Champagne or mimosa for moms. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $48, $24 age 5-10, kids under 4 free. 232-0101.
Arizona Family Restaurant - 80 W. Esperanza Blvd., Green Valley. Mothers receive free dessert and a flower. Specials include roast turkey for $11.59 and prime rib for $22.99. Regular menu also available. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 625-3680.
Bella D'Auria Restaurant & Bar - 4445 E. Broadway. Mothers get 10 percent off their meal and a carnation. Melody Louise performs. 4-9 p.m. $8 and up. 867-8213.
Cup Cafe at Hotel Congress - 311 E. Congress St. Specials include almond-crusted halibut, or pear, brie, and capicola Monte Cristo. No reservations, first-come first-served. Specials until 3 p.m., full menu all night. Opens at 9 a.m. Specials range from $13.50 to $16. 798-1618.
Dakota Cafe - 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road. Regular brunch and Mother's Day menu. Live music from Howard Wooten. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $10-17. 298-7188.
Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails - 135 S. Sixth Ave. Dinner features spring salads, appetizers, and entrees such as grilled marinated flank steak and spring vegetables. 4-9 p.m. $18 and up. 623-7700.
Ghini's French Caffe - 1803 E. Prince Road. Two-for-one mimosas. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. May 11; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12.. $7.50 and up. 326-9095.
The Grill at San Ignacio - 4201 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. Brunch buffet includes eggs Benedict, quiche Lorraine, baked white fish with horseradish crust, and dessert. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $21.95. 648-3469.
Grill on the Green - 5800 S. Camino del Sol, Green Valley. Brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; three-course dinner begins at 4 p.m. Entrees from champagne chicken for $21.95 to prime rib $29.95. 393-1933.
Jonathan's Cork - 6320 E. Tanque Verde Road. Specials like macadamia-nut halibut with lemon-butter sauce for $28, or Danish blue cheese-stuffed 8 oz. filet for $30. Regular menu as well. Opens at 4 p.m. 296-1631.
Le Rendez-Vous - 3844 E. Fort Lowell Road. Prix-fixe brunch with mini quiches, eggs Benedict, asparagus salad and a glass of champagne for Mom. Four-course dinner with roasted rack of lamb or seared salmon, includes dark chocolate pie with raspberries, à la mode. Brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dinner starts at 5 p.m. $20 for breakfast; $49 for dinner. 323-7373.
Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant - 2041 S. Craycroft Road. Dinner menu all day; all-you-can-eat soup, salad and pasta bar till 3 p.m. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $8.25 and up. 790-4702.
Mama's Hawaiian BBQ - Both locations. Regular menu,$7 and up; catering starts at $6 per person. Sahuarita: 15990 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd., Rancho Sahuarita. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.207-8187. University: 850 E. Speedway. Takeout and delivery available until 2 a.m. 10-3 a.m. 792-2350.
Maynards Market + Kitchen - 400 N. Toole Ave. Family-style prix-fixe brunch with apple-sage French toast, quiche with wild mushrooms, and Scottish salmon. Closed for dinner. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $45, $15 kids 10 and under. 545-0577.
American Legion Post 109 - 15921 S. Houghton Road, Corona. Breakfast buffet. Proceeds benefit veterans and the community. 7-11 a.m. $8, $4 children under 12. 762-5652.
McMahon's Prime Steakhouse - 2959 N. Swan Road. Brunch buffet till 2 p.m., dinner starts at 3 p.m. Moms get $25 gift card. Opens at 10 a.m. $29.95 brunch; $27.95 and up for dinner. 327-463.
Metropolitan Grill - 7892 N. Oracle Road. Three-course menu includes raspberry-chunk tartlet for dessert. Brunch till 2 p.m. $12.95 and up; dinner from $17.95. Kids menu available. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. 531-1212.
Monkey Burger - 5350 E. Broadway. Any two burgers, two sides, two soft drinks for $22, includes a free shake for Mom. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. May 11; noon-7 p.m. May 12. 514-9797.
Noble Hopps Craft Beer + Fine Fare - 1335 W. Lambert Lane, Oro Valley. Complimentary hazelnut mousse for Moms. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. $10 and up. 797-4677.
North Restaurant - 2995 E. Skyline Drive. Brunch from granola parfait with local honey for $5.50 to roasted sea bass with heirloom cauliflower, market price. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 299-1600.
Old Pueblo Grille - 60 N. Alvernon Way. Brunch buffet till 2 p.m. Dinner buffet starts at 3 p.m. Open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $21.95 for brunch, $23.95 for dinner. 326-6000.
The Parish Gastropub - 6453 N. Oracle Road. Three-course prix-fixe brunch. Entrees include cast-iron baked eggs, N.Y. strip and eggs, Croque Madame. Vegetarian and children's options available. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. $30. 797-1233.
Renee's Organic Oven - 7065 E. Tanque Verde Road. Free watermelon mimosas, fresh watermelon juice so kids can toast, too. Ten percent of sales go to Southern Arizona Children's Advocacy Center. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. $15 and up. 886-0484.
Signature Grill at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa - 3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd. Brunch starts at 9:30 a.m. and includes Southwestern cuisine, hot and cold appetizers, salads and desserts. Regular dinner menu begins at 5 p.m. $59, $25 ages 6-12, children 5 and younger free. 791-6064.
Sushi Garden - Both locations. Special buffet with snow crab, shrimp cocktail, teriyaki, tempura, sushi rolls, and salad bar. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 12. $17.95. Broadway Village: 3048 E. Broadway, 326-4700. Foothills Mall: 7401 N. La Cholla, 877-8744.
Tanque Verde Ranch - 14301 E. Speedway. Brunch buffet with prime rib, seafood, mousse bar, includes beverage with meal. Margaritas on the lawn beforehand. Two seatings, 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. $49, kids under 11 half price. 296-6275.
Tavolino Ristorante Italiano - 2890 E. Skyline Drive. Full menu or prix-fixe special for $45, which includes complimentary mimosa. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. $15 and up. 531-1913.
Vero Amore - Both locations. Complimentary panna cotta for moms. $10 and up. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. East side: 2990 N. Swan Road. 325-4122. Marana: 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd. 579-2292.
Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa - 3800 E. Sunrise Drive. Highlights include the waffle and ceviche stations, and decadent desserts. Kids options available. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $49, $19 children 5-12, kids under 5 free. 577-5868.