A working roundup of Tampa Bay destinations where you should treat Mom to brunch, dinner or just plain fun for Mother's Day.
All events take place on May 14 unless otherwise noted.
3 Daughters Brewing Take Mom out for a day of shopping. The family- and pet-friendly Vintage Summer Market takes over 3 Daughters with more than 50 vendors, food trucks with holiday menus, photo opportunities, live music and entertainment, local artists, and a kid's craft area from Creative Clay, among other highlights. Don't forget to grab one of the special 3 Daughters brews, either. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 222 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg.
Beach Bar & Restaurant A brunch buffet to enjoy on the waterfront next to the Bay Harbor Hotel. All Moms receive a rose and free mimosa, and multiple food stations are planned, including a seafood bar, one with breakfast and a dessert bar. $34.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 7700 W. Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, 813-281-8900, beachtampa.com.
Bizou Brasserie Bizou's chefs have created a decadent all-you-can-eat menu with your favorite lady in mind. Swoon Mom with $6 Bloody Marys and mimosas (after 11 a.m.), sticky bun waffles, veggie frittata, grilled chicken cordon bleu, build-your-own omelet and carving stations, and assorted baked goods. Reservations are strongly recommended, and you can huddle together for a free family photo on the historic Le Méridien steps before or after. $36 for adults; $17 for kids 5-12; free for kids 4 & under. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 601 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-221-9555, bizoutampa.com.
Brio Tuscan Grille Italian restaurants from Brio around the U.S. open early to cook up an array of holiday features — Sicilian omelets, berries and cream French toast, shrimp and grits, and chicken Sorrentino among them — in addition to regular menu items. Locally, there are locations in Tampa and Sarasota. Reservations, which can be made online, are highly recommended. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. 2223 N. West Shore Blvd., Tampa, 813-877-3939, brioitalian.com.
The Cider Press Café Brunch signatures such as tofu scrambles, waffles, a country Benedict, burgers, mimosas and a Bloody Mary bar for the vegan Mom. There's a free mimosa in it for her, too. 601 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-914-7222, ciderpresscafe.com.
Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Mother's Day dishes include roasted bone marrow, duck confit, Alaskan king salmon and white chocolate bread pudding. 4-9 p.m. 5223 Orient Road, Tampa, 813-627-7600, seminolehardrocktampa.com.
Daily Eats One free mimosa for Mom and temporary "MOM" tattoos for the kids. Ciccio Restaurant Group's other eateries are also featuring similar offers, which diners can check out via the Facebook event page. But those snagging brunch at Daily Eats, Green Lemon, The Lodge and Fresh Kitchen can also enter the CRG holiday photo contest (take a selfie showing off your temporary ink and tag the picture with #MomsAreBeautiful and the restaurant location) for a chance to win a $100 gift card that's redeemable at any location. Four winners are planned. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 901 S. Howard Ave., Tampa, 813-868-3335, ilovedailyeats.com.
Del Frisco's Grille The Tampa location for this casual American bar and grill has upscale comfort food dishes for brunch and lunch in store, including Mom-osas with rosé and strawberries, crab-stuffed lobster tail and six-layer lemon cake. May 13 & 14. 4138 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 813-878-6890, delfriscosgrille.com.
Fresh Harvest A special all-day buffet of fig balsamic-glazed duck, seared salmon, mini rack of lamb and bourbon-glazed slow-smoked ribs, as well as hot and cold desserts. $45. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 5223 N. Orient Road, Tampa, 813-627-7625, seminolehardrocktampa.com.
Grindhaus Brew Lab A backyard barbecue from the brewery's owner and pitmaster Robb Larson. Mom can expect the perfect paring of burgers and craft beer. 1-4 p.m. 1650 N. Hercules Ave. #I, Clearwater, 727-240-0804, grindhausbrewlab.com.
Hurricane Seafood Restaurant Spend Mother's Day on the beach with this Pass-A-Grille icon. There's a breakfast station and carving station, raw bar, dessert table and selection of Hurricane entrees (think baked snapper with Champagne sauce and chicken Marsala) in it for you and the fam. Reservations are required. $29.99 for adults, $12.99 for kids 6-12. 809 Gulf Way, St. Pete Beach, 727-360-9558, thehurricane.com.
Iberian Rooster Specials on brunch items like eggs Benedict and the Mother and Child Reunion (buttermilk cornmeal fried chicken breast, sunny-side-up eggs, green goddess waffle, harissa maple syrup), alongside dinner options like grilled flatbread and Goan fish curry. Call for reservations. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-258-8753, iberianrooster.com.
Kozuba & Sons Distillery Moms can explore this St. Pete distillery for free all week (and get 25 perfect off their gift shop purchases), but there's an especially fun tour planned the day before Mother's Day — complete with complimentary Mom-mosas. Give Kozuba a call because reservations are required. May 13, 2-3 p.m. 1960 Fifth Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 727-201-9078, kozubadistillery.com.
Marker 48 Brewing Half-off sangria and mimosas accompany the Hernando brewery's regular happy hour from noon to 6 p.m. An all-day food menu from Spring Hill-based Nina's Cucina and live music by Donny Van Slee are also scheduled. Noon. 12147 Cortez Blvd., Weeki Wachee, 352-606-2509, marker48.com.
Mattison's City Grille Make the drive to the heart of downtown Sarasota for chef Paul Mattison's favorites: New Zealand rack of lamb and salmon gremolata. Moms score a complimentary glass of prosecco, and live music kicks off at 7 p.m. Reservations can be made by phone. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 1 N. Lemon Ave., Sarasota, 941-330-0440, mattisons.com.
Pelagia Trattoria Make Mother's Day relaxing over a meal at this fine-dining International Plaza restaurant. Executive chef Brett Gardiner has his popular a la carte menu planned, showcasing everything from seafood dishes and breakfast classics with a twist to grilled entrees and desserts worth indulging in. Seating is limited, and reservations — which are recommended — can be made online or by phone. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa, 813-313-3235, pelagiatrattoria.com.
Portillo's Known for its Chicago-style favorites, Portillo's brings back its heart-shaped chocolate cake for Mom's Day. The menu item is part of the restaurant chain's Shop & Ship offerings, which allows guests to send a cake to Moms nationwide from May 1 to 31, and is also available for in-store pickup from May 12 to 14. Customers can preorder the sweet treat online, by phone, or stopping into their neighborhood Portillo's location (there's one in Brandon and Tampa). A percentage of the proceeds (up to $5,000) goes to the American Red Cross. May 1-31. 1748 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon, 866-YUM-BEEF, portillos.com.
Rooster & the Till Another installment of Rooster's pop-up brunch called Word to Your Mother, of course. DJ Mes provides the sounds, while Eric Foster spearheads the bar's boozy creations. Snag a seat while you still can by phone. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 6500 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 813-374-8940, roosterandthetill.com.
Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel Savor brunch and extra time with Mom at the in-house River's Edge restaurant. Sheraton chef Charles Coe prepares a feast showcasing pan-seared crab cakes with Old Bay remoulade and smoked salmon Florentine quiche. Reservations can be made online. $38.95. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 200 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, 813-223-2222, sheratontampariverwalk.com.