Friday, May 11, 2012

Mom deserves the best table in the house this Sunday

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and you know what that means—Mom gets a break from the cooking and the cleaning and gets taken out to eat at a nice restaurant. Her choice! (You may not be indulging in carbs this month, but if she wants a baked potato, so be it.) It’s the least you can do for the woman who kissed boo-boos, wiped away tears, cheered for you at sporting events and read the same book to you 300 times in a row.
Mother's Day is the most popular day for dining out in
restaurants. In 2011, more than 78 million Americans
treated Mom to a meal out to show their appreciation.
“If you have yet to make restaurant reservations, call Mom’s preferred restaurant today,” said Stan Harris, President/CEO, Louisiana Restaurant Association. “If they are booked, ask to be notified if there are any cancellations, or you could try to using Often times restaurants have a certain amount of tables reserved for those who use to book their table.”

Many restaurants offer special menus and promotions on Mother’s Day, with complimentary glasses of champagne or a special gift for the lady of the day. Keep in mind that nationally, most go to dinner for Mother’s Day (58 percent), so brunch or lunch may be a great alternative.  According to National Restaurant Association research, Mother's Day remains the most popular holiday on which to dine out and in 2001, more than 78 million did so.  

"If you can't seem to get a reservation, maybe arrange for a Saturday night out on the town with Mom," said Erica Papillion, LRA Director of Communications. "While Sunday is the actually day, Mom can be celebrated on Saturday and perhaps sleep in on Sunday."

Skip the breakfast in bed and head to a restaurant this
Mother's Day to show mom how much you love her.
Just a few days ago, we received an e-mail from the Red Fish Grill in the French Quarter, advertising their Mother’s Day brunch featuring a Bloody Mary Bar. Herbsaint, Martinique Bistro, Olivier’s Creole Restaurant, Court of Two SistersCafe Giovanni, Drago's, Arnaud's, Borgne, One Restaurant and Lounge, and countless others can be found here.  Lafayette restaurants like The French Press, Charley G’s, Cochon, The Blue Dog Café and Zea Rotisserie and New Iberia's Clementine have plans to treat mom like a queen for day. In the Northwest part of Louisiana, mom can enjoy time with family at Another Broken Egg Café, Ernest’s Orleans, Vince's South PortMonjuni's and Ristorante Giuseppe, among others.

In the Monroe area, check out Cotton, Warehouse No. 1, WaterFront Grill or Catfish Cabin and if you’re located in Central Louisiana, restaurants like Diamond Grill, Outback, Copeland's or Bistro on the Bayou are ready to wait on mom hand and foot. There’s no shortage of restaurants that will help you show mom your appreciation, so don’t give up to easily.  She’s totally worth it. 

While some may argue the merits of a once-a-year-only recognition of all things mom, we feel that it is more a special day to officially shout from the rooftops (or the restaurant table) that Mom is appreciated. Mom is loved. Mom is the bomb. Celebrate Mom! But please, do it in a restaurant—she needs a break!

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