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Is your mother an adventurous diner or the type that considers Olive Garden too exotic?

Whatever her taste in restaurants (or lack thereof), there’s bound to be some place in the places included below that appeals to your mother.

Both locations of Louis Bossi and Elizabetta’s will offer special dishes on Mother’s Day. They’re not on the regular menu, but if you’re in the know you can enjoy either one. The specials are: a butterflied yellowtail snapper with tomatoes, chickpeas, artichokes, garlic, chilis, and mint  for $40, or duck confit eggs Benedict with toasted artisan sourdough, poached eggs, duck confit and hollandaise for $23.

Surprise mom with brunch at Burlock Coast at The Ritz-Carlton. As a special offering, on Mother’s Day only, from noon until four, you can order the seafood tower, for $99. It serves 2-4 guests. Add the bottomless beverage package for $39 and you’ve got an elegant brunch for four for about $50 a person. The restaurant’s signature a la carte brunch will also be available.

Le Colonial, the new French-Vietnamese restaurant located in downtown Delray Beach, will feature Goi Ga, Vietnamese chicken and cabbage salad, for Mother’s Day lunch and dinner. The dish includes lemongrass poached chicken, grapefruit, cabbage, peanuts, crispy shallots and a sweet chili garlic vinaigrette for $16. In addition, the full menu will be available.

The Naked Crab in the B Ocean Hotel will be offering brunch from noon-3 p.m. It will include: a charcuterie table, golden beet and pear salad, burrata Caprese, an assortment of patisserie, traditional eggs Benedict an omelet station, and bacon, sausage, hash browns. The brunch is $65, with an additional $10 for bottomless Mimosas.

Gulfstream Park offers several dining options to honor Mom. Ten Palms restaurant will be celebrating Mother’s Day with a full day of live horse racing. Guests are invited to reserve a table overlooking the track to enjoy a buffet style brunch. Tickets to the event are $65 per person. Christine Lee’s offers mouthwatering Asian-inspired dishes, and if Mom keeps Kosher, check out Bissaleh, with unique plates including Salmon Falafel served with oven-roasted eggplant and fresh tahini sauce, Pumpkin Lamb Chops with a ginger wine sauce, and a host of vegetarian options.

Or, why not take Mom down to the Keys for the day (or weekend)? Oceans Edge will be offering a bouquet bar for guests to craft their own floral bouquets, while its Yellowfin Bar and Kitchen will offer a brunch from 11-2 p.m. with bottomless small plates and unlimited Mimosas for $75.  Mahina at Isla Bella Beach Resort hosts a buffet brunch with various stations of made-to-order eggs, a fresh seafood station and a carving station for $98.

Despite what we reported about the issues facing gourmet food courts a few weeks ago, look for a new one to open in downtown Hollywood in September on a historic plot of land that was once home to the Great Southern Hotel. Overlooking ArtsPark at Young Circle the new food court will be operated by Society 8 Hospitality, (Sistrunk Marketplace, Park & Ocean, and Wild Thyme The Atlantic Hotel).

Brandon’s Bistro, which debuted in early March in a suburban strip mall across from the Pembroke Lakes Mall, serves menu standouts like braised oxtail, hominy cakes, smoked turkey legs, and shrimp and grits. On April 1, it expanded to a Wednesday through Sunday schedule and added a 9 a.m.-2 p.m. weekend brunch service.

The Soulful Steep, a new teahouse, salt cave, and emporium, plans to open in Pompano Beach’s arty Old Town district this spring. The menu features an abundance of teas blended by local herbalists, along with vegan and gluten-free baked goods and light bites.

Local favorite Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill will be knocked down to make way for a new high-end hotel along the Intracoastal in Fort Lauderdale. Not to worry though, the demolition is still a couple of years away, and BoKamper’s will open a new restaurant in the hotel. There are still a lot of details to be worked out, so no need to rush out right away, but then again, why not?

One South Florida-based chain, Burger-Fi, has bought out another local chain, Anthony’s Coal-Fired Pizzas. The takeover has led to a class-action lawsuit by Burger Fi investors. More to follow.

Rick Karlin is SFGN's food editor. Visit to read his previous reviews. Have a culinary tip to share? Email Rick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..