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Mother's Day in Chicago Southland

Forget the flowers, overpriced cards and jewelry for this Mother's Day. My mom always says the same thing each year,"the best gift you can give me is your time."

We all know moms do so much for us and the least we can do as children is to schedule some time to talk to our mom over a delicious meal (that she doesn't have to cook) or discover the great outdoors with her. However you decide to spend precious time with the person who gave you life, we hope you enjoy learning more about mom while you're out and about in Chicago Southland. Cheers to motherhood!

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Mother's Day Brunch

Saturday, May 7th - 10:30AM
Harvest Room
7146 West 127th Street, Palos Heights
(708) 758-4400
Join Harvest Room the day before Mother's day for their Annual Mother's Day Afternoon Tea. While it begins at 10:30 am, they may add another seating if the first batch of reservations fills up. Reservations are limited, so please RSVP early. $25 per person, $14 per child. Specialty mimosas will be available as well. FIRST COURSE: strawberry jam, lemon curd, Earl Grey mousse, pound cake, blueberry scone, croissant SECOND COURSE: (preselected) Quiche Lorraine (bacon, spinach, caramelized onions) OR spring quiche (asparagus, roasted red pepper, cheddar & grana padana) THIRD COURSE: meringue cookies, champagne tea cakes, petite fours.

Saturday, May 7th - 12-4PM
Glenwood Oaks Rib & ChopHouse
106 North Main Street, Glenwood
(708) 758-4400
Celebrate and enjoy this memorable day with mom filled with delicious food, great fellowship, photos, prizes/raffles and much, much, more!

Sunday, May 8th - 8AM-5PM
Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe
6501 West 79th Street, Burbank
(708) 229-8700
Give mom a little southern comfort love this year at Chuck's in Burbank. The breakfast menu includes Bananas Foster French Toast, Chilaquiles, Cajun Potatoes as well as an an omelet station or Ham and Cheese Scramblers. There will also be a carving station with turkey, ham and pork loin. Main entrees include smoked chicken, pulled pork, Chateau Chicken with Rotini Noodles, Penne Pasta with Vodka Sauce and more. Mom will surely love the desserts including assorted parfaits, ice cream station and cobblers. Reservations highly suggested and pricing is $29.99 for adults, $15.99 for Children (4 and under FREE).

Sunday, May 8th - 10AM-4PM
La Voute Bistro and Bar
2034 Ridge Road, Homewood
(708) 798-6000
Celebrate Mother's Day with our Brunch Buffet featuring Roasted Ribeye, Seafood, Gourmet Salads, Traditional Breakfast Favorites, Delicious Desserts from Pastry Chef Erica and much more! La Voute Bistro will be open for dinner as well. Click here to view menu.

Sunday, May 8th - 10AM-3PM
90 Nugent Street, Glenwood
(708) 757-9333
In celebration of Mother’s Day, enjoy Porkchop's Southern Comfort Brunch Menu including such items as: Southern Fried Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, Southern Benedict, Pulled Pork Breakfast Sandwich, Biscuits & Gravy, Country Skillet, Classic French Toast, Johnny Cakes, Beignets with Fresh Fruit / Syrup and more! Plus, a special day deserves to start with a special drink! Moms can also enjoy a complimentary Mother’s Day Mimosa! Only one Mom per table please! Call Porkchop today to reserve your table at (708) 757-9333. Happy Mother’s Day from the folks at Porkchop Restaurants!

Sunday, May 8th - 10AM-3PM
Stoney Point Grill
19031 Old LaGrange Road, Mokena
(708) 479-9700
Honor your Mom with a gourmet brunch on Mother's Day. The carving station will include Stony Point's famous prime rib, glazed ham and roasted turkey. At the Pasta Stations, there's a choice of three different noodles, multiple sauces, veggies, shrimp, chicken, sausage and more. Breakfast will include an omelet station, stuffed French Toast and waffles. The Buffet style items include the famous BBQ ribs, herb roasted chicken, flank steak, parmesan encrusted Mahi and so much more mouth watering items Mom will certainly love! There will also be a Bloody Mary Bar and Mimosa Bar (beverages not included in price.) Price is $26 for adults, $10 for children (4 and under FREE).

Sunday, May 8th - 10:30AM-4PM
Hilton Chicago/Oak Lawn & Conference Center
9333 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 229-8850
Cheers to all moms! Start the brunch off by heading to the Juice, Champagne and Mimosa Station. Then grab your plate to explore the delicious meals at the various stations for omelets, cold food (salmon poached whole with smoked salmon, chilled shrimp, chopped egg white and yolks, etc.), chef carving (including Baked Bone-In-Ham that is honey orange glazed with Rum Raisin sauce and Prime Rib of Beef with Sherry flavor A-Jus, chive horseradish and whole grain mustards), cheese display, hot entrees (pecan wood smoked bacon, Leaks, Fennel, Cream Braised White Fish, Chicken Cacciatore, Gemelli Pasta, etc.) and the children's area (chicken tenders, tater tots with ketchup, etc.). Leave enough room for dessert with the Cupcake Station and the Hilton Sweet Table with chocolate covered strawberries, cherry pies, cookies and more. Oh and did we mention the chocolate fountain station? Yes, they have that too!!! Click here for a full menu.

Sunday, May 8th - 11AM-4PMs
Whitney's 95th Street Bar & Grill
9333 South Cicero Avenue, Oak Lawn
(708) 229-8888
Let's start off by saying, Bottomless Mimosas! There will also be a Bloody Mary Bar and a lot of great food at the full breakfast bar as well as a choice of an entree like Beef Brisket, Eggs Benedict, Chicken Cacciatore, Mac 'n' Cheese with Pulled Pork and oh so much more. Price is $25 for adults, $20 for Seniors, and $12 for children (12-6) with a free purchase for kids under 5 years old.

Sunday, May 8th - Brunch at 10:30AM & 12:30PM or Dinner at 2:30PM & 4:30PM
Parmesans Station (Located inside the 80th Avenue Train Station)
18001 80th Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 532-8080
Ride on the train to grab brunch or dinner with mom! Brunch specialties include breakfast classics, like Quiche Lorraine, Belgian Waffles, etc. Also included in brunch is Chicken Francaise, Penne Alla Vodka, Tilapia in Lobster Sauce and much more. Full pastry table is included with all of Parmesans' favorites, from chocolate mousse to hand dipped truffles. If the dinner time fits your schedule better, you'll enjoy the carved Prime Rib of Beef, Pastry Wrapped Salmon Coulibiac, Three Cheese Ravioli, Eggplant Parmesan and much more. Price for both meals is $23.95 for adults and $12.95 for children (10 and under).

Sunday, May 8th - 10AM-11PM
Buca Di Beppo
15350 South 94th Avenue, Orland Park
(708) 349-6262
At Buca, you will find comfortable semi-private dining rooms that can accommodate parties large or small. An attentive and friendly staff that will tend to all of mom's dining needs and more. Plus you'll all enjoy a fun, eclectic atmosphere that will have her talking about this special meal to all her friends for a long time! And let's not forget about the delicious food! Buca's authentic Italian cuisine is served family-style, perfect for sharing, and the menu is large enough that even the pickiest of eaters will find something delicious to enjoy. Plus, with all of her children and family spending quality meal time together, Mom will be sure to leave the table happy!

Sunday, May 8th - 11AM-10PM
Siam Marina
16846 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park
(708) 407-8825
Make your reservation now at Siam Marina to enjoy the delectable dishes of Thailand and Vietnam with French influences, enhanced by Chef Pham's sauces and seasonings. Say cheers to motherhood with Siam's renowned martinis, cocktails, fine wine and imported beers.

Sunday, May 8th - 11AM-11PM
Bohemian Joe's
17940 Torrence Avenue, Lansing
(708) 872-4700
Let Joe take care of you and your mom! Make your reservation now to enjoy their delicious menu featuring Filet Neptune - Shrimp & Asparagus, Chicken Oscar, Pork Chop, Ahi Tuna Aglio Olio and oodles more!

Sunday, May 8th - 3PM
Chicago Gaelic Park
6119 147th Street, Oak Forest
(708) 687-9323
Celebrate Mother's Day at Gaelic Park with an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet and musical entertainment. Dinner is served from 3-6PM and music continues until 8PM. There are children friendly food choices too! Everyone will love finishing the day at the "Build Your Own" Ice Cream Sunday Station. Price is $26 for adults and $12 for children age 12-4 years. Reservations are required.

Ladies Day Out

Saturday, May 7th - 9AM-2PM
Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park
(708) 326-9170
From shopping and wine tastings to health tips and entertainment, dozens of vendors will appear at Lady - A Women’s Expo, presented by Meijer and 22nd Century Media. Area women are guaranteed to have an amazing day at this free event. There will be a great variety of vendors, entertainment and activities for women. It’s going to be a great day for a girls day out. Enjoy a fashion show for all ages styled by The Leading Image and Orland Square! Free gift bags to the first 500 attendees!FREE ADMISSION! FREE PARKING!


Explore the Outdoors with Mom

Sunday, May 8th - 6AM-7PM
Monee Reservoir (Forest Preserve District of Will County)
27341 Ridgeland Avenue, Monee
(708) 534-8499
For all your hard work, Mom, this day is for you! Celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day. There are all sorts of fun things at Monee Reservoir for everyone to enjoy! You can fish, hike, picnic, boat or just lounge in the sun! Make sure you come to the Visitor Center, mention that you are a mother and receive your complimentary Mother's Day gift from Monee Reservoir! Indoor facilities are also accessible.

Sunday, May 8th - 9AM
Sand Ridge Nature Center
15891 Paxton Avenue, South Holland
(708) 868-0606Mother daughter hike
Begin your day with a naturalist-guided walk to catch some spring wildflowers and migrating birds. Bring Mom and the family. Binoculars will be available.

Sunday, May 8th - 10:30AM-12:30PM
Plum Creek Nature Center (Forest Preserve District of Will County)
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher
(708) 946-2216
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a hike led by a naturalist through beautiful Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve. Enjoy all that the nature preserve has to offer in the springtime including flowers and birds, return to the Nature Center for juice, coffee, and coffee cake. We will also be handing out a free fuzzy gift that only a monarch butterfly could love. Indoor facilities are accessible; outdoor settings may take place on natural surfaces across uneven terrain. Hike will be less than 1 mile. Registration is required. All ages. Free

Sunday, May 8th - 12-4PM
Plum Creek Nature Center (Forest Preserve District of Will County)
27064 Dutton Road, Beecher
(708) 946-2216
For your continuous dedication all year mom, this day is for you! Celebrate not having to do anything but enjoy the day with us! Hike the paved or natural trails and then enjoy the Nature Center. Make sure to mention that you are a mother and receive a special gift! Indoor facilities are also accessible.

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