Let’s face it—your mother (read: the person who literally created you, not to mention spent decades raising you) deserves way more than flowers this Mother’s Day. Show Mom how much you really care with these local specials.
Station 26 Brewing Co.
7045 E. 38th Ave.
In the mood for music? Station 26 Brewing Co. will host its monthly Bluegrass Brunch on Mother’s Day, featuring treats from Glazed and Confuzed Doughnuts, barbecue from Turn-In BBQ, tunes by Meadow Mountain and, of course, beer from Station 26. Ditch the quiet, typical brunch for this upbeat option and give Mom a chance to show off her dance moves.
Hilton Denver Inverness
200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood
Dine al fresco at the Hilton Denver Inverness at the annual Mother’s Day Brunch in The Garden Terrace, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features an extensive menu of fruits de mer, antipasto, small plates, entrees, salads, an omelet station, a waffle bar and a wide selection of desserts. $57.95 for adults, $27.95 for kids 6 to 10; kids 5 and younger eat free. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 303- 397-6411.
Punch Bowl Social
For the sporty mothers out there: Punch Bowl Social is offering a 100 percent free brunch if Mom bowls a strike on her first attempt this Mother’s Day. The huge brunch buffet will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and features a ham carving station, a build-your-own omelet bar, biscuits and gravy, monkey bread French toast, shiitake and smoked gouda frittata, watermelon feta tomato salad, pastries and a dessert station. Plus, all moms get a complimentary mimosa. The buffet is $25 for adults, $12 for kids age 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Call 303-765-2695 for reservations.
5280 Burger Bar
500 16th St. #160
Is Mom a mimosa fan? We thought so. This Mother’s Day, 5280 Burger Bar will offer a Build Your Own Mimosa Bar. A selection of fresh juices and fruits mixed with Prosecco will start the special day off right. Better yet, every mom’s first mimosa is complimentary.
Ace Eat Serve
501 E 17th Ave.
Another one for the athletic moms: Ace Eat Serve in Uptown is opening at 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day, and all moms get one hour of free ping pong. Ace features indoor and outdoor ping-pong tables as well as an expansive patio to soak up the sun. Just one of the many mouth-watering drink options on the menu: the Mount Fuji cocktail with Nigori sake, green tea infused Death’s Door gin, coconut juice, orgeat syrup, lime and mint—“a refreshing grown-up beverage with a tropical twist,” according to Ace. Then, of course, there are the desserts, including the strawberry matcha shortcake with coconut custard, matcha sponge cake and strawberries. Call 303-800-7705 for reservations.
Maggie & Molly’s Sweet Life
2908 E. Sixth Ave.
Maggie & Molly’s Sweet Life has created a gorgeous array of edible arrangements for the big day this year—far more elaborate than any edible arrangement you’ve seen before. Offerings include a “Cupcake Bouquet,” a cake covered in flowers and more.
600 S Airport Road, Longmont
If you want to go the chocolate route (and who doesn’t?) there’s no better place to check out than the award-winning Robin Chocolates. Owner Robin Autorino was named one of the top 10 chocolatiers in North America by Dessert Professional magazine in 2013, and since then has won numerous local and national awards. From now until Mother’s Day, the company is offering special selections of six-piece and 12-piece boxes, as well as specially designed cakes and sugar cookies. Shipping is available for addresses inside the continental United States.
Stir Cooking School
3215 Zuni St.
How about an experience gift? Stir Cooking School is offering a Mother’s Day Modern British Brunch workshop on May 13 at 11 a.m. Learn to make triple-chocolate dried cherry scones with whipped butter, savory bread pudding with sausage, kale and cheddar cheese, Waldorf chicken salad tea sandwiches, eggs benedict with Canadian bacon and hollandaise and raspberry lemon pancakes with triple cream. After the workshop, stick around to enjoy your meal family-style at Stir’s upstairs dining room (and of course enjoy cocktails from Stir’s fully stocked bar).