Eleven Miami Mother's Day Meals: For the Cougar Mom, the Cheap One and the Magical One

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Moms come in all shapes and sizes, and Miami restaurants offer meals  to suit every type.  We've compiled a list of restaurants serving up special meals for Mother's Day... by mom type. Enjoy.

Rusty Pelican
For the mom who insists the whole family join her... including abuela.

If you're looking to make several generations of women happy this Sunday, The Rusty Pelican is offering a brunch buffet in their renovated ballroom with paella, ceviche, prime rib, and lamb food stations. Unlimited mimosas and bloody marys will make the day go by faster, as will the live jazz quartet. A balloon artist and special kiddie buffet will make the young ones happy, and the view will make everyone else giddy. Served from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the brunch is $75 per person, $34 for children 4 - 11 (free for kids 3 and under), exclusive of tax and gratuity. Call 305-361-3818, ext. 4 for reservations (required).

Edge Steak And Bar
For the mom you want to impress.

If your

mom likes simple good food, like tacos from a truck, but you want to

show her how successful your internet company is, the Edge Steak and

Bar's interactive Mother's Day Brunch is for you. In addition to the

usual offerings like eggs, waffles, and desserts, mom can eat

from food stations disguised as street food vendors. Viva la Mexico

features chilaquiles and tacos the the Cuban Food Truck offers mom a

roast suckling pig. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. and is

$99 per person, $45 for kids ages 5-12. Call 305-381-3190 for

reservations (recommended).

For when your moms meet for the first time.


your moms haven't met yet, this Sunday is the perfect opportunity for

them to get to know each other. Vesper is offering a bottle of Prosecco

for every four guests at a special buffet brunch -- which is perfect

for a toast when you spring the big engagement or baby news on them.

There's also an omelet station, smoked salmon, Italian cured meats,

assorted artisanal cheeses, salads, pastas, and a variety of desserts.

$48 per person plus tax and gratuity. Brunch is served from noon - 4

p.m. Call 305-341-1500 for reservations.

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
For the Tea Party mom.

So you voted for Obama and Mom's sporting a Romney's Too Liberal bumper sticker on her Detroit import. It's time to put aside political differences for one day and visit Fairchild Tropical Garden for a Mother's Day tea party. Served on the

veranda and the ballroom of the visitor center, the tea is served on

fine china and includes scones, mini tea sandwiches, cookies, and petit

fours. Tea service begins at 3 p.m. and is $27 for members, $37 for

non-members, $17 for children 12 and under. Call Marnie Valent at

305-663-8059 for reservations.

Sushi Samba
For moms with happy feet.


your mom is up for a good time, Sushi Samba is providing non-stop live

bossa nova music with their brunch. Ala carte brunch specials include

lobster eggs benedict ($16), housemade quinoa waffles ($10), and a

special Mother's day cocktail with Shocho, orange, and guava ($11).

Stay all day, enjoy the music and order a second cocktail. If you guys

wind up dancing together, you can always blame it on the bossa nova.

Brunch and live music from noon - 3 p.m.

Cafe Prima Pasta
For the frugal mom.


you grew up in a household where mom yelled out the window as a means

of communication and saved every dime for your college education, take

her to Prima Pasta for a traditional Italian Sunday supper. Mom can

feast on shrimp risotto ($28), porcini ravioli ($24), and lobster

linguini ($38.95). Free-flowing champagne and roses will make mom feel

special. And when she yaps about how much money you've spent on her,

you can tell her that from 4 - 6 p.m. all regular menu items are

half-priced. She'll be proud of her little baby.

Serendipity 3
For the mom who never grew up.


a kid at heart, so take her to Serendipity 3 this Mother's Day where

she can indulge in some whimsical delights like birthday cake martinis

and a special Mom-Mosa made with carrot juice and champagne before

digging into a giant ice cream sundae. Finish off this sweet brunch with

a Frrrozen hot chocolate for two before presenting her with a Hello

Kitty watch or Winnie The Pooh sweatshirt. It's just what she wanted!

The Melting Pot
For a magical mom.


your mom's kinda cheesy, take her to the Melting Pot for some

fondue-side magic performed by magician Anthony Medina. Special

tableside performances are ongoing from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Blue Collar
For the blue-collar mom.


your mom worked hard all her life at the Shotz Brewery so you could

have a better life, then she'll love Blue Collar, where Chef Danny

Serfer is celebrating mom in a special way -- they eat free! From 11

a.m. - 3:30 p.m., mom can choose an artichoke benedict, a veggie

scramble, chorizo burrito, or anything from the veggie board. Slow

braised brisket will also be available in honor of Serfer's own mom.

Everyone say "awwwww"!

Tudor House
For the fashion plate mom.


mom's a fashion plate, take her to Tudor House for a special Rose

brunch and trunk show.  She can feast on smoked salmon ($12), lemon and

ricotta pancakes ($14), or Panzanella greek salad with heirloom tomatoes

and langostines ($21), before enjoying house made Almond Joys, Kit

Kats, and Oreos. Mom can shop tableside at the trunk show courtesy of

Orchid Boutique, which can serve double-duty if you forgot to buy her a

gift. Kids under 10 eat free, so bring the grandbabies along. Call

305-534-8455 for reservations.

Nikki Beach
For the cougar mom.


mom's a cougar. It's not her fault that she hit on the last five guys

you brought home...you're just picking men that are too cute. Schlep

out the phone number of that podiatrist you've been meaning to call and

take mom to Nikki Beach where she can enjoy VIP bottle service,

massages, a DJ and a buffet brunch. For $42.95, mom can feast her eyes

on tanned young bodies, and her stomach on sushi and Belgian waffles.

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