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Ten Places to Celebrate Mom on Mother's Day

Moms deserve to be celebrated more than one day a year — so a good Mother's Day meal is the least you can offer. Whether your mother would favor a traditional Mother's Day buffet, enjoy a rare brunch at Frasca or would simply like to learn how to make her own, there's a lot to sink your teeth into on our culinary calendar.  Keep reading for ten options, including several places where mom can eat free. 

10. Audubon Nature Center at Chatfield
11280 Waterton Road, Littleton
For all the nature-loving mothers out there, the Audubon Society of Greater Denver will host a Bird Banding Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. this Sunday. After a light breakfast, you can enjoy a spring hike to the Audubon's bird-banding station, where you will get to see Colorado songbirds up close. Mothers who are members of the Audubon Society of Greater Denver get in free, while non-member mothers pay $3; admission for additional adults is $16, and $8 for children twelve and under. Advanced registration is required; call the Audubon office at 303-973-9530 or e-mail [email protected] to save your spot.

9. Bombay Clay Oven 
165 Steele Street
On Mother's Day, all moms can enjoy a complimentary trip to the buffet, or one complimentary entree during brunch or dinner at Bombay Clay Oven; the restaurant will also serve a special mango mimosa for $5. The brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and is $9.99 for non-moms. The deal does not include tax or gratuity, and is for dine-in only; reservations are recommended and can be made here.

  8. Coohills
1400 Wewatta Street
Coohills will feature an expansive spread at brunch this Sunday, which runs 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will feature Wagyu tallow biscuits with Berkshire pork-belly gravy, Tom Coohills' own homemade granola, herb-crusted prime rib, lobster macaroni and cheese, house-smoked ham and much more. You can also treat mom to bottomless mimosas ($12) or a double-pour Bloody Mary bar ($10) with a full array of options. The all-inclusive brunch is $50 per person, $20 for ages four to twelve, and free for those under three. Call Coohills at 303-623-5700 to make your reservations.  

7. Cook Street School of Culinary Arts
1937 Market Street
Many moms are already pros in the kitchen, but a refresher course can be fun.  From 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, the Cook Street School of Culinary Arts will hold a Mother's Day Brunch cooking class, where you can learn how to cook up some delicious brunch dishes, complete with cocktails. Tuition, $89, covers a meal and drinks; register and learn more at  

6. Frasca Food and Wine 
1738 Pearl Street, Boulder

On Mother's Day, Frasca Food and Wine will be open for brunch for the first time in twelve years. The restaurant is holding a rosé and champagne brunch, inspired by Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson's travels, particularly to Zuni Cafe in San Francisco. You can treat mom to a two-course brunch, with multiple options for each course, for $60. For an additional cost, there will be a specially curated flight that will combine Champagne, chablis and rosé. For reservations and more information, call the restaurant at 303-442-6966.   

Keep reading for five more options for brunch.