Mother’s Day: Where to take mom (fancy edition)
|Mommy drinks beer, little Charlie looks constipated|
Mother’s Day is one of the busiest in the restaurant business, right up there with Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. The nice thing about working on Mother’s Day is that restaurant customers are usually on their best behavior (unlike New Year’s Eve), they don’t stay out late (ditto) and because the holiday falls on a Sunday, an after-church brunch is more popular than dinner.
As a waiter, I liked working on Mother’s Day because there was something about taking a parent out to dinner that encouraged patrons to tip more generously.
If my own mother, pictured right, were going to be in Kansas City on Sunday, May 9, I’m sure I’d spring for the fanciest brunch in town. But I’d make the reservations right now, because restaurants get booked early for this holiday.
Several options fit into that “fancy brunch” category, including the glamorous spread in the Oak Room at the InterContinental Hotel Kansas City. At $48 per person, it’s also one of the costliest. But, hey, isn’t Mom worth it?