Mother’s Day was first celebrated in the United States in 1908 as a memorial for the mother of a West Virginia woman. Initially a day to remember her mother, Anna Jarvis campaigned to make Mother’s Day a holiday to celebrate motherhood. Six years after her first memorial the day was recognized in the US. It wasn’t long after that that the commercialization. The holiday has since grown to not only include mothers, but grandmothers as well.
Mother’s Day 2013 is Sunday. Yes, Sunday May 12. For those of you who still haven’t made plans to take the special mom(s) if your life to brunch or dinner, here are some suggestions:
The Orange Squirrel, Essex County
Mother’s Day Brunch with 3 seatings at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm.
Brunch includes choice of a main dish, a dessert and one complimentary cocktail or beverage for $35/adult or $30/child.
412 Bloomfield Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ. www.theorangesquirrel.com 973-337-6421.
Amanda’s, Hudson County
BRUNCH – 10:30AM – 1:00PM: $35 for three-course, prix-fixe menu + tax, gratuity & beverages.
DINNER – 3:00PM – 7:00PM: $49.50 for three-course prix-fixe menu + tax, gratuity & beverages.
908 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030. http://amandasrestaurant.com 201-798-0101.
Bin 14, Hudson County
Offering a “make your own Mimosa” Bar $8 with fresh fruits/juices.
1314 Washington Street, Hoboken, NJ. www.bin14.com 201-963- 9463.
Café Panache, Bergen County
In addition to its normal menu, Café Panache will be offering lobster, wild salmon and soft shell crab specials on Mother’s Day.
130 East Main Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446. www.cafepanachenj.com (201) 934-0030.
Chakra Restaurant, Bergen County
1PM to 8PM – Three-Course Prix-Fixe $54 Per Person plus tax and gratuity.
144 W. State Rt. 4, Paramus, NJ 07652. www.chakrarestaurant.com 201-556-1530.
Escape Montclair, Essex County
This newly-opened restaurant will serve a 3-course, pork-filled brunch from 11:30AM to 3:00PM.
Cost is $35 per person.345 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ. http://www.escapemontclair.com/ 973-744-0712.
2pm-7pm – Grand Cascades Lodge: Special 5-Course Menu (French American Cuisine) $95++ Per Person; $130++ Per Person Paired With Wine.
One Wild Turkey Way, Hardyston, NJ 07419. http://crystalgolfresort.com 973.827.5996, Ext. 3.
RARE The Steakhouse, Passaic County
Will be serving its a la carte menu from 1pm to 6:30pm.
440 Main Street, Little Falls, NJ. www.rarestk.com 973-256-6699.
The Dining Room at Anthony David’s, Hudson County
Brunch: $22.95 includes fruit & donuts, entree, & coffee/tea.
111 Tenth Street, Hoboken, NJ. www.anthonydavids.com 201-222-8359.
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