Mother’s Day Specials

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There’s no better way to express gratitude for mom with these Mother’s Day specials.

Bring your mom to any of Fish Shop’s three locations – Pacific Beach, Point Loma, or Encinitas – for fresh fish and a chance to win some awesome prizes! On Mother’s Day, each mom who comes in will be treated to an envelope with either 10% off their next meal, $5 off their next meal, or $1.00 off a glass of wine or draft beer. At Fish Shop, you can create your own custom tacos, sandwich, salad, or plate, or choose from favorites like the Coconut Shrimp or oysters.

Pacific Beach – 1775 Garnet Avenue, San Diego 92109

Point Loma – 1110 Rosecrans Street #100, San Diego 92106

Encinitas – 1010 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas 92024

If enjoying wine and cheese pairings sounds like the best way to spend Mother’s Day this year, look no further than Cork & Knife, with locations in Escondido and Rancho Santa Fe. The small production wine shop offers close to 100 varieties of vino, both to purchase in store and online, as well as over 25 different types of cheese. Cork & Knife also sells Kona coffee, Local Buzz Organic Honey, and healthy sauces, any of which would make an excellent Mom’s Day gift for those last-minute shoppers.

Escondido515 W. 13th Avenue, Escondido CA 92025

Rancho Santa Fe – 6106 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067

Treat mom to a Mother’s Day brunch or dinner experience at Farmer’s Bottega, located in Mission Hills. The farm-to-fork eatery offers a range of sweet and savory dishes for every palate, from Brioche French Toast with fresh strawberries to a decadent Oxtail Ravioli. Pair dishes with a mimosa or glass of wine and enjoy a complimentary chocolate covered strawberry for all moms throughout the day.

Sister restaurants Mongolian Hot Pot and Shabu Works will offer a wine and dine experience this Mother’s Day. The hot pot eateries, located in Clairemont Mesa and Mira Mesa, will offer moms a complimentary glass of wine with the purchase of a meal. Sip on a glass of wine and savor the ultimate hot pot creation with a medley of fresh ingredients such as prime angus rib eye, shrimp, fresh veggies, and handmade noodles.

Shake & Muddle has all of your Mother’s Day festivities covered from start to finish. The Chula Vista restaurant and mixology bar will host a Champagne Brunch from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. followed by a three-course Mother’s Day Dinnerbeginning at 4:30 p.m. The prix fixe dinner menu, priced at $75 per person, will feature Caesar Salad, a Surf and Turf entrée which includes a 6 oz. filet mignon and 6 oz. lobster tail, and a specialty Chef’s Dessert. Make sure to pair brunch or dinner with a fun cocktail, the Mother’s Love Martini features Absolut Elyx, Chambord raspberry liqueur, fresh pineapple, and a float of prosecco.

Experience the flavors of Baja with Mother’s Day brunch at El Cruce + 241 located along Third Avenue Village. The Baja-inspired kitchen, taproom, and wine bar will feature signature brunch dishes like the signature Chilaquiles, a great selection of rosé wines from the Valle de Guadalupe region, and complimentary flowers for all moms courtesy of fellow Third Avenue business, The Singing Florist.

Soak up the San Diego sunshine and spoil mom with stunning views alongside an array of bites and brews from Seaport Village’s Quiero Tacos. The local eatery, in partnership with Mike Hess Brewing, is dishing up an irresistible Buy One, Get One Free Taco special for all moms. Choose from tasty taco selections including the Mike Hess Fish Taco, the Avocado City, or the Carnitas Taco.

Celebrate mom all weekend long with a unique brunch or dinner experience at Romesco Mexiterranean Bistro. The bistro, located in the heart of Bonita, boasts authentic Mexican cuisine infused with Mediterranean flair, and will offer an array of selections in honor of mom beginning May 8 through May 10. Sip on mimosas, snack on signature tapas, and savor the vibrant flavors of favorite dishes such as the Menudo, Paella, Caesar Salad, and more.

Grater Greens and Grater Grilled Cheese will host a Buy One, Get One Free special this Mother’s Day. The sister eateries offer the best of both worlds with a vast selection of refreshing greens and a decadent array of gourmet sandwiches to choose from. Treat mom to a seasonal creation at Grater Greens with an order of the Strawberry Bliss Salad, featuring a spinach and arugula base, fresh strawberries, shaved red onion, basil, feta cheese, almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette. Or celebrate mom with a twist on a classic at Grater Grilled Cheese. Fun sandwich options include the Texas Grilled Cheese, which features the signature basic 5 cheese base, BBQ short rib, onion rings and pickled jalapeños.

Order a Chocolate Box from SoCal, plant-based favorite, Cafe Gratitude. Each chocolate box is crafted with clean, vegan ingredients and contains a variety of truffles and chocolates for an unforgettable day celebrating mom. For $16.00, enjoy this delicious gift filled with Coconut Almond TrufflesBrazil Nut Ganaches, and Almond Butter squares. Head to your local Cafe Gratitude between April 19th – May 9th to pick up one (or two) of these sweet boxes for mom.

Cafe Gratitude serves only plant-based, seasonally-friendly, and locally-sourced menu items for the intuitive eater and to help offset the harmful effects of industrial agriculture. Executive Chef Dreux Ellis continues to innovate a seasonally-changing menu and just launched new items like their vegan Fuerte Crunchy Quesadilla, Local Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad, and Unique Chocolate Flan. In addition, Co-owner of Cafe Gratitude, Cary Mosier, is excited to announce their new sustainable canned wine programNomadica. These wines are only sourced from vineyards with responsible farming practices, and winemakers who engage in low intervention winemaking with no chemical manipulation. Each can is vegan, low sulfur, fermented dry, and 400x lighter than glass bottles which reduce emissions from shipping by up to 80%.

Co-Owner of Cafe Gratitude, Ryland Engelhart (Cary’s brother) is the founder behind Kiss The Ground – a non-profit organization that participates in restoring the health of soil, water, atmosphere and communities. Kiss The Ground believes the best way to balance our climate is through healthy soil, which is directly impacted by what humans eat. This vision is expressed through Cafe Gratitude’s daily practices of sourcing ingredients, composting waste, and community inclusion. Café Gratitude encourages all to support Earth Day with a satisfying, mindful meal that leaves no footprint.

Enjoy Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner at  International Smoke, recently reopened for limited indoor and outdoor dining, in addition to take-out and delivery. They’re dishing out bountiful Mother’s Day Baskets to-go on Sunday, May 9 designed to enjoy comfortably at home or al fresco, with four Bruch and Dinner menus that each serve two to share. The complete menu is available here. Located at One Paseo, the wildly popular collaboration between Michelin-starred Chef Michael Mina and celebrity entrepreneur and television host Ayesha Curry is inspired by their shared love of global travels and international cooking techniques.

Moms can enjoy “Breakfast in Bed” with savory Spring dishes and a sweet finish for brunch—think House Smoked Salmon dip with Bagel Chips, Lobster Deviled Eggs, a Crustless Asparagus Quiche, and Blueberry Crepe ($75). Abundant bundles from the bar offer a few of sparkling delights and a large format Bloody Mary to serve more than a few rounds, including an Aperol Spritz blitz—a bottle of cava, Aperol, orange and soda ($29)—and a classic Morning Mimosa, where the bottle of Prosecco is served with fresh orange juice as well as a sidecar choice of puree of peach, passionfruit or pear ($35). Bloody Mary’s will flow with a half-bottle of Tito’s vodka with blue cheese olives, orange and tajin and a perfected by Michael Mina’s wife, with Diane’s Bloody Mary mix.

Dinner’s Basket for Mom includes a Burrata Salad with hazelnuts on arugula dressed in balsamic; a luscious Lobster-Thai Coconut Soup with sweet peas; a Petit Filet Mignon with crab fried rice, long beans and mushrooms; and a Valrhona chocolate cake parfait with raspberries and whipped cream ($155).

Operacaffe: Treat mom to brunch at Operacaffe where she can savor dishes such as Crespella alla Nutella – Italian stuffed crepes with seasonal fruit – and Breakfast Tagliata with eggs, seared sirloin, onion, mushroom and asiago cheese. Moms will also get free mimosas and desserts all day! Outdoor seating and limited-capacity indoor dining are both available at this location. 835 4th Avenue, Gaslamp

The Original 40 Brewing Company: Perched along University Avenue in North Park, The Original 40 Brewing Company is geared up to serve beer-loving moms what they really want on Mother’s Day. Skip the bouquet this year and opt for Original 40’s In Lieu of Flowers Imperial Stout, made with rose petals, cocoa and vanilla, and clocking in at 8% ABV! Patio seating and limited-capacity indoor dining are available at this location, as well as carryout and delivery options. 3117 University Avenue, North Park

Union Kitchen & Tap Encinitas will honor mom with live music from Casey Turner from noon to 3 p.m., coupled with Mother’s Day brunch, featuring items such as Skillet Cornbread Benedict with grilled Andouille, poached eggs, roasted okra and mustard-bacon hollandaise, as well as their vegetarian Green Omelette stuffed with baby zucchini, spinach, scallions, asparagus, avocado, goat cheese, basil pesto and cilantro served with breakfast potatoes. Be sure to treat mom to a mimosa or one of Union’s famous Bacon Bloodys! The location has plenty of heated outdoor seating as well as limited capacity indoor seating upon request, plus the option to order carryout and delivery. 1108 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas

Celebrate Mom this year with 7 Mile Kitchen’s brand new Sunday brunch offerings. Mixing things up for the season, Chef Julian Quiñones has created a new brunch menu mom will be sure to love. New items include Short Rib Hash, Shrimp and Grits and Mushroom Avocado Toast – just to name a few. Chef’s artisanal wood-fired pizzas will also make their brunch debut. All moms will also receive a long stem rose upon arrival. Reservations are available for Mother’s Day brunch on Sunday, May 9 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and can be made by calling (760) 827-2514 or visiting

Pacific Beach | Del Mar | La Costa

From delicious brunch options to-go, elegant flower arrangements and unique gifts, Gelson’s is your one-stop-shop for everything you need to have a memorable Mother’s Day and ensure mom feels pampered and appreciated.

Mouth-watering brunch options include Poached Salmon served with Artichoke Fennel and Prosciutto Salad; Crab Cakeswith Pixie Tangerine Salad; Citrus Grilled Chicken with Greek Salad; Quiche Lorraine with Zesty Chicken and Arugula Salad; and Vegetable Quiche with Pixie Tangerine Salad. All options come in serving sizes for two people with sides of fresh fruit, a demi-baguette and Nutella chocolate bites.

Fresh floral options are sure to brighten her day and are available in a stunning array of colors and arrangements. You can also pick up unique gifts such as a curated selection of wine, fresh-squeezed orange juice to add to your morning mimosas and See’s Candies for the chocolate lovers.

Mother’s Day brunch pre-orders can be placed now through May 7 and picked up May 8 and 9. For a full list of brunch items and to place your order visit