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Dining Guide | 2017 Phoenix Mother’s Day Dining Guide

Posted on: May 1st, 2017 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Ah, motherhood. From months of random aches and pains, wackadoodle cravings and trouble fastening your own shoes, it all starts out with nervousness and hoped for what is to come along with some kooky dreams at night. Once that tiny bundle makes their appearance your days are consumed with diaper changes, feedings, finding a few moments here and there to nap as well as constantly checking to see if they are still breathing. Through the years there are triumphs and failures, tons of bumps and bruisies, milestones big and small. I look at it as a gift and try to never take it for granted. If you are looking to honor the woman who gave you your first kiss, taught you how to write your name and tie your shoes, we have the ultimate 2017 Phoenix Mother’s Day Dining Guide to help you find the perfect spot to treat the mother in your life.

2017 PHOENIX MOTHER’S DAY DINING GUIDE2017 Phoenix Mother’s Day Dining Guide

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Mothers Day at Blue HoundTreat mom to something special this Mother’s Day and enjoy brunch at Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails at Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix in Downtown Phoenix. Executive Chef Sean Currid will be preparing a few a la carte breakfast items in addition to the regular lunch menu from 11am until 3pm including Southern fried chicken and waffles, eggs Benedict “Oscar” with grilled asparagus, crab and hollandaise and green chile pork hash and eggs.
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | Varies based on selection
Location | 2 E. Jefferson St. | Phoenix | 85004 | 602.258.0231 | $$$$

Cafe Esperanza
Is Mom a coffee lover? Buy one bag of Cafe Esperanza coffee for $8.50 or 3 bags for $21.00 at The Refuge only through May 15th.  Created in 2011, Cafe Esperanza is a proprietary blend of Central & South American 100% Arabica beans. Each time you purchase Cafe Esperanza you help homeless veterans get back on their feet.  In fact, they are involved in helping to fulfill your order.  Valid for purchase ONLY at The Refuge.
Date | Now through ay 15th
Cost | Varies based on selection
Location | 4747 N. 7th St. | Phoenix | 85013 | 602.992.5547 | $$$$

Coup des Tartes
Is mom a mystery lover? Does she really get into a little drama? Treat her to dinner and a show at Coup des Tartes with their special Mystery Mansion Dinner. On top of intrigue of the show you’ll also be delighted by three course dinner. Start off a Caesar salad, then opt between chicken codon bleu, pork tenderloin or salmon. Finish up with a decadent cheesecake.
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | $79 per person, not including tax or gratuity
Location | 1725 E. Osborn Road | Phoenix | 85016 | 480.994.1520 | $$$$

Mothers Day at CrudoTreat mom to a morning of relaxation and good taste with a delightful 3-course brunch at Crudo. Why go through the hassle of shopping, cooking and cleaning up, when you can take mom for a chef-crafted 3-course Mother’s Day brunch for only $35? Plus, kids will have their choice of their own two-course menu for only $12. Chef Cullen Campbell will be whipping up a three-course brunch celebration featuring traditional brunch favorites, plus twists on traditional brunch dishes. Think Arugula with Tomato, Frico, Capers, and Pickled Onions, followed by Gnocchi with Brisket Bolognese with Goose Egg and Kale. Full menu below, plus don’t forget to finish your meal on a sweet note with a Seasonal Tiramisu.
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | $35 per person and $12 for children, prices do not include tax or gratuity
Location | 3603 E. Indian School Road | Phoenix | 85018 | 602.358.8666 | $$$$

Fired Pie
Mothers Day at Fired PieNeed a place for mom this Mother’s Day? On Sunday, May 14th, take the family to any Fired Pie location to celebrate! Fired Pie is giving all moms a free Pookie with the purchase of an entrée. The Pookie is Fired Pie’s chocolate chip cookie or macadamia nut cookie dough topped with vanilla bean ice cream. This deal is not good on third party delivery.
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | Varies based on selection
Location | 3110 N. Central Ave. | Phoenix | 85012 | 602.266.1490 | $$$$
201 E. Washington St. | Phoenix | 85004 | 602.374.3888 | $$$$
2170 E. Baseline Road | Phoenix | 85042 | 602.268.0901 | $$$$
4905 E. Ray Road | Phoenix | 85044 | 480.207.7076 | $$$$

Celebrate Mother’s Day on May 14 at Gertrude’s, the highly touted full-service restaurant located just inside the Desert Botanical Garden entrance. The restaurant is offering several menu specials to commemorate mothers including special caviar and pheasant items starting at 10:30am until they are sold through. You can expect to find a smoked tuna “tartar” ($18) with candied rose petals, a quail egg, maple and red chile candied bacon and pistachio. There will also be a caviar and eggs special ($16) that will feature soft poached eggs, Bowfin caviar, truffle soubise, preserved lemon, brioche and mache. If mom loves crepes, she’s in for a treat with Gertrude’s crepe ($21) filled with roasted pheasant, chevre, roasted corn, beech mushroom, huitalocoche, shaved truffle and a cilantro hollandaise. If you’re feeling like really treating mom go for the grilled lobster tail ($40) served with green chile oil poaced potatoes, quark, elote and a prickly pear gastrique.
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | Varies based on selection
Location | 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy. | Phoenix | 85008 | 480.719.8600 | $$$$

Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend
Mother's Day at Little Cleo'sNormally closed on Sundays, Little Cleo’s Seafood Legend will be opening its doors just for mom. From 10am until 3pm, drop anchor with family and friends and enjoy an a la carte menu featuring classic ocean fare and select brunch items including lump crab benedict, lobster frittata, short ribs, cheesy scrambled eggs and a honey greek yogurt parfait.
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | Varies based on selection
Location | 5632 N. 7th St. | Phoenix | 85014 | 602.680.4044 | $$$$

MERITAGE – an urban tavern
In addition to the regular dinner menu, MERITAGE will be offering a special dinner featuring include sensational starters, such as: baked brie or molasses glazed pork belly with rambutan, cactus pearls and baby watercress. Entrée options include: wild caught Alaskan halibut with spring peas and roasted corn succotash, pickled ramps, chorizo vinaigrette; and braised lamb shank with charred eggplant puree, toybox squash, asparagus and foraged mushroom-tomato demi-glace. Manjari chocolate brulee tart, with pistachio crunch, white chocolate whipped ganache and cherry sorbet, offers a delightful conclusion to a lovely holiday dinner.
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | $28 for adult guests, $10 for guests aged 4 through 10. Prices do not include beverages, tax or gratuity.
Location | 5350 E. Marriott Drive | Phoenix | 85054 | 480.293.5000 | $$$$

Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails
Mothers Day at OkraTreat mom to a delicious Mother’s Day feast by bringing the family and friends to Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails for a menu of seasonal brunch favorites. Okra Cookhouse & Cocktails is whipping up a Southern inspired menu of traditional brunch favorites including sweet potato pancakes with roasted dates and quark, short rib hash with duck egg, plus pulled pork benedict with red eye hollandaise. Start your meal with selection of shareable plates including Brussels sprouts with BBQ lamb neck, smoked chicken wings with white BBQ, shaved cabbage salad, or fried chicken skins with honey hot sauce. Plus, pair it all with one of Okra’s famous cocktails including mimosas, Okra Cup, Hurricane, and the So Fresh, So Clean.
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | Varies based on selection
Location | 5813 N. 7th St. | Phoenix | 85014 | 602.296.4147 | $$$$

A traditional buffet packed with non-traditional surprises awaits diners in stonegrill. The Seafood Station is piled with poached shrimp, crab claws, shucked seasonal oysters and fixings, plus smoked salmon with capers, eggs, red onions and tomatoes. The Antipasti Bar boasts artisanal meats, local cheeses, marinated vegetables and artisan baked breads. An omelet station will be flanked by blueberry French toast, Belgian waffles and blue corn mesquite pancakes, smoked crispy bacon and chicken apple sausage.
The Carving Station offers JW honey glazed bone-in ham, Cedar River Farms striploin and agave-brined natural turkey with traditional gravy and cranberry compote. Lobster & shrimp cioppino, seared sea bass and Diver scallops round out the entrees, surrounded by side dishes, including Yukon potato puree, shaved Brussels with Spanish chorizo and ancient grains. A Sushi Bar and Dim Sum will dazzle with rainbow, spicy tuna, California and vegetable rolls, along with steamed shrimp Siu Mai and pan-seared vegetable pot stickers. The Kids’ Buffet is packed with favorites including chicken fingers, mac-n-cheese, mini corn dogs, sweet potato tater tots and curly fries. Decadent desserts feature the Dark & White Chocolate Fountain, with brownie and blondie bites, Rice Krispy treats, pretzel rods and strawberries for dipping and an Ice Cream Sundae Bar with toppings galore; plus a plethora of house-made cakes, tortes, cookies, cupcakes and candy.
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | $79 for adult guests, $39 for guests aged 4 through 12. Prices do not include tax or gratuity.
Location | 5350 E. Marriott Drive | Phoenix | 85054 | 480.293.5000 | $$$$

Mothers Day at TEXAZ GrillCan you think of anything more American than Mom and Apple Pie? TEXAZ Grill knows that those two go together to make one of our favorite combinations. So, Mom used to always treat you to fresh-baked apple pie, and now you can return the favor at your favorite neighborhood steakhouse! All day on Sunday, May 14th, TEXAZ Grill is serving a free slice of apple pie to all Valley Moms. Of course, proof of motherhood is required.
TEXAZ Grill will be open from 10am until 10pm, serving Paris Texas Toast, their famous Eggs Bubba, and Biscuits and Gravy for brunch (10am until 4pm). For supper, let mom indulge in TEXAZ Grill’s famous Chicken Fried Steak (over 915,000 sold!), Freidy’s Filet, or Fried Catfish. Remember, you only get one mom, so make the day count!
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | FREE
Location | 6003 N. 16th St. | Phoenix | 85016 | 602.248.7827 | $$$$

The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer’s
The Market Restaurant + Bar by Jennifer'sIn addition to The Market’s spectacular regular menu, you and mom will find a special three course menu that will be available from 9am until 3pm on Sunday, May 14th. You can choose from a smoked salmon pizza or heirloom tomato salad to start. Entrée options include lamb chops, an asparagus, leek and gruyere quiche or ham and farm fresh eggs. Dessert choices will include a raspberry custard tart or coconut cream cake.
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | Varies based on selection
Location | 3603 E. Indian School Road | Phoenix | 85018 | 602.626.5050 -| $$$$

The Refuge
The Refuge, a coffee bar and wine bar in Central Phoenix, is offering their regular weekend brunch menu on Mother’s Day, as well as waffles with a side of bacon and fruit for $6.50.  Mom will also receive a $5 gift card to use on her next visit to The Refuge.  The Cafe is a social enterprise of Catholic Charities, which means a portion of the proceeds help fund the nonprofit’s mission.
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | $6.50
Location | 4727 N. 7th Ave. | Phoenix | 85013 | 602.265.1725 | $$$$

Zookz Sandwiches
Mothers Day at ZooksZookz Best Toasted Sandwiches ‘Round is offering a Buy One Get One Free promo for Mom on Mother’s Day 2017. Between 7am and 10:30am, purchase any breakfast Zook sandwich and get one for mom free! Limit one per person, dine in only, breakfast sandwiches only.
You are able to choose from their No. 11 (poached eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, tomatoes and fresh basil), No. 22 (poached eggs, bacon, ham, cheddar cheese, black beans, avocado, zookz chipotle sauce), No. 33 (poached eggs, feta cheese, parmesan cheese, fresh spinach, tomatoes and fresh basil), No. 44 (egg frittata, bacon, ham, feta cheese, parmesan cheese, roasted red peppers and fresh basil) or No. 66 (cheddar cheese, two poached eggs, bacon, tomatoes, green onions and zookz zinger cream cheese sauce.)
Date | Sunday, May 14th
Cost | Varies based on selection
Location | 100 E. Camelback Road | Phoenix | 85012 | 602.279.0906 | $$$$
Looking for a 2017 Scottsdale Mother’s Day Dining Guide? We’ve got one of those, too!

Whether you are a mother or are celebrating a mother, I hope that you have a wonderful day spent with those that you love. If you are missing your mother this year, please know that I am sending you lots of love and kindness.

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© Taryn Jeffries 2017

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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