Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More for Mother's Day (May 10)

Mother’s Day lurks:

* Arooji’s at SouthPark (720 Governor Morrison St., 704-366-6610) offers an a la carte brunch from noon to 4 p.m. Among the selections: filet mignon with scrambled eggs; French toast made with brioche and served with Grand Marnier maple syrup; sandwiches; salads; and pastas such as ravioli with mushroom cream sauce. Prices are about $9-$14. That’s followed by dinner (regular menu) from 5-9. 704-366-6610.

* The Fig Tree (1601 E. 7th St.) hosts both brunch (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and dinner (5-8 p.m.), with porch and patio seating if the weather is nice. Menu highlights include truffle deviled eggs, lobster hush puppies, pan-seared salmon with pesto and savory waffle with Grateful Growers sausage. 704-332-3322.

* Global (3520 Toringdon Way near Ballantyne) will have three seatings, at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. with a fixed-price, three-course menu at $32 per person (with a $12 menu for kids). Choices include prime rib, Western omelet, shrimp and lobster grits, and more. 704-248-0866.

* M5 (4310 Sharon Road) offers brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for $18.95 per person ($12.95 for 12 and younger), with a special limited menu following, from 5 p.m. to closing. 704-909-5500.

* Both Red Rocks Cafes (Huntersville and Charlotte) host traditional buffets from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., following with their regular menus. Cost for the buffet is $22.95; $10.95 for children. SouthPark: 704-364-0402; Birkdale: 704-892-9999.

* The Morehead Inn (704-376-3357; Dilworth) and VanLandingham Estate (704-334-8909; Plaza-Midwood) offer their annual on-site brunches, with seatings at 10:45 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 1:15 pm. $28.95; $24.95 for seniors, $15.95 for children 4 to12 and free for 3 and younger. Reservations are required.

* LaVecchia’s (225 E. 6th St.) offers 25 percent off any entree on its regular menu for mothers. 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; 704-370-6776. Sibling NIX Burger and Brew (201 N. Tryon St.) offers half-price burgers to mothers. 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; 704-347-2739. And Old Stone Steakhouse (23 S. Main St. in Belmont) will serve all-you-can-eat crab legs for $24.95, and offers 25 percent off any regular menu entrees for mothers. 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; 704-825-9995.