Tuesday, May 4, 2010

MORE for mom

TOMI will open 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. with a special three-course meal for $10 per person (creamy corn soup, choice of entree, mocha mousse cake), then follow with its regular dinner menu from 5-9 p.m. 7741 Colony Road; 704-759-1288.

Mimosa Grill will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with a brunch that's $24.95 ($10.95 kids 10 and younger). 327 S. Tryon St.; 704-343-0700.

The Liberty will give diners pastries and breads, and a choice of starter and entree, then let them "choose as much as you like" from the "Grand Dessert Buffet" for $16.95 ($6.95 for 10 and younger). Among the options: stuffed French toast with banana, mascarpone and walnuts; omelets; Carolina flounder; flat-iron steak and more. 1812 South Blvd.; 704-332-8830.

Libretto's at Ballantyne gives each mom a free cannoli, and 50 mothers will win a free gift. 15205-A John J. Delaney Drive; 704-714-1442.

Monticello will be open its regular hours: brunch 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and dinner 5-10 p.m. In the Dunhill, 235 N. Tryon St.;l 704-332-4141.

Harper's at Carolina Place will have special brunch dishes, including crabcakes benedict and honey glazed ham, and will give away a four-pack of tickets to the show "Cavalia." 11059 Carolina Place Parkway, Pineville; 704-541-5255.

M5 will serve brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ($24.95; $12.95 for 12 and younger), and will open at 5 p.m. for dinner. It will also do a "Cavalia" ticket giveaway. 4310 Sharon Road; 704-909-5500.

Sibling restaurants Nolen Kitchen (2839 Selwyn Ave.; 704-372-1424), ilios noche (11508 Providence Road; 704-814-9882) and Big View Diner (16637 Lancaster Highway; 704-544-0313) will all have Mother's Day specials and offer Mom a dessert.

Toscana hosts a Tuscan brunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; diners choose a starter and entree, and Italian pastries are brought for the table: $24.95 (kids get two courses for $9.95). 6401 Morrison Blvd.; 704-367-1808.

Cajun Queen plans brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and will offer its regular menu all day and evening. 1800 E. 7th St.; 704-377-9017.