Atlanta Did you know "wow" is just "mom" turned upside down? Well, now you do, so pick your jaw up off the floor, and get ready to upside-down-mom her with this weekend's best brunch fare... and a few bottomless pitchers, which're probably more for you.

South City Kitchen

South City Kitchen: This is the most complete, and most Southern spread you’ll find this Sunday: you’ll start with pimento cheese and chicken livers, move on to buttermilk-fried chicken-and-beef benedict, and finish with peach cobbler and plenty of booze. Perfect for Mother’s Day, because now you’ll know what it feels like to carry a (food) baby. Continue Reading

Park Tavern

Park Tavern: Perfect Atlanta Spring weather deserves Atlanta’s most famous patio, and a brunch that, thanks to ham, beef, fish, and more ham in the form of bacon, will definitely “meat” all your Mom-Day dining requirements.


Ecco: Little, fried goat cheese balls of heaven. That is a key phrase you need to learn for Sunday, because not only is it your next trivia team name, but it’s also the signature dish on Ecco’s signature brunch menu.

Del Frisco’s

Del Frisco’s: Red velvet Belgian waffles, benedict on cheddar biscuits, and a build-your-own Bloody bar will make mom really happy... unless that's just the booze talking. Plus, your gift is taken care of, as each mom gets a jar of pimento cheese to take home (and share with you, hopefully).


Murphy’s: The Highlands’ brunch-meister is at the top of its game this weekend, to wit, he's making pork chops and “Eggs Virginia Highland”, which are eggs that taste like... um, Virginia?

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1. South City Kitchen Midtown 1144 Crescent Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

Open for lunch, dinner & brunch, this award-winning Midtown restaurant puts a contemporary twist on classic Southern cooking.

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2. Park Tavern 500 10th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (Midtown)

With a diverse menu and awesome patio, PT's the spot to go when you want to relax, toss back a few drinks -- beer, wine, sake, mojitos, sangria -- and fill up on fresh seafood, sushi, and burgers.

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3. Ecco 40 7th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308 (Midtown)

This Midtown Mediterranean spot is a guaranteed go-to for date nights. Boasting an outdoor patio littered with white-marble tabletops, a dramatically-lit dark-wooded dining room, and an expansive, artfully-ordered bar, the well-designed resto is simple and sultry in scheme. The award wining seasonal food menu offers dishes like hand-pulled rigatoni with Brussels sprouts in pancetta-mushroom cream, and grilled pork chops with a smoked kale-sweet potato-date melange, in addition to an army of small plate and charcuterie options, and a full gluten-free dinner menu. Markedly original cocktails like the "I Know You Are But What Am I?" with dry gin, alpine liqueur, Luxardo and sage syrup, help maintain the bar's public notoriety when it comes to inventive craft cocktails.

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4. Del Frisco's Grille 3376 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326 (Buckhead)

Situated in the upwardly trending Buckhead neighborhood, Del Frisco's Grille is a bustling steakhouse serving premier steaks, fresh food, and an array of other gourmet fare. And with a glass of wine from its extensive stock, you can take it all in from one of its scenic patio.

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5. Murphy's 997 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (Virginia Highland)

This Virginia Highlands staple boasts a bakery and wine shop in addition to its popular restaurant.