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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.

5. Salati Italian Street Food
8270 East Northfield Boulevard
Salati Italian Street Food will be running Mother's Day specials all day on Sunday. Moms can head over for brunch between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., and receive bottomless mimosas for $8 or take a run at the Bloody Mary Bar for $4. For those of you who want to skip the traditional brunch, Salati will offer a three-course Mother's Day dinner from 4 p.m. to close, for $19.99. The menu includes cucumber-wrapped arugula salad, tiger shrimp scampi, and a green apple pie puff pastry. Make your reservations by calling Salati at 303-307-1695.  

4. Tavern
Locations t Littleton, Lowry, Tech Center, Platt Park

Take Mom to your neighborhood Tavern — at Lowry, Tavern Tech Center, Tavern Littleton or the new Tavern Platt Park — for a brunch buffet that will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Adult admission is $34 and children under twelve are $12; all moms will receive a rose. Featured on the buffet will be prime rib, smoked salmon, an omelet station, salads, desserts and much more; both healthy and gluten-free options will be available, along with a Bloody Mary bar and bottomless mimosas. To make a reservation, call your neighborhood Tavern location. 

3. TheBigWonderful
2600 Lawrence Street
Let mom enjoy a day of shopping, drinks and food in the sun at TheBigWonderful, which is kicking off its first weekend of the year.  The special Mother's Day edition of the market on Sunday will feature a champagne and Bloody Mary brunch, games, food, drinks and more, plus plenty of gift possibilities in case you forgot to get Mom something already. General admission is $5 and includes one Modelo; there is also a VIP option available for $20 that includes admission, one free adult beverage, a T-shirt and access to the VIP tent. Get tickets and more information at   

2. Uncle Joe's Hong Kong Bistro 
891 14th Street

 Uncles Joe's is offering free meals for all moms this Mother's Day. To score a free dinner for your mom, call the restaurant at 720-330-8487 by May 7 to make a reservation.  

1. White Fence Farm 
6263 West Jewell Avenue, Lakewood
White Fence Farm will hold an outdoor festival celebrating motherhood on Sunday, complete with live entertainment — face painting, balloon animals, a cotton-candy machine — in addition to the petting zoo and shopping opportunities. And then, of course, that's that famous fried chicken with all the fixings. Head over to the White Fence Farm website for all the details. 

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