San Francisco Quick: What's this Sunday? If you didn't answer Mother's Day, you're basically the worst kid ever (do you know how long she was in labor with you?). Or at least you WERE the worst kid ever, until we reminded you (plus rounded up) this Mother's Day ass-saver.
You're going to blow Mother's Day if you don't read this immediately
Southside Spirit House: Head here Mother's Day to buy your Mom a breakfast in bed that she'll actually want. Namely, a cocktail called a... Breakfast in Bed (!) made with Aperol, lime, mint, and Prosecco, rather than a giant mess in the kitchen and burnt Eggo waffles. Continue Reading
Presidio Social Club: Along with their usual brunch fare, PSC is offering a Mom Day special of sweet Bay shrimp with citrus dressing served over butter leaf lettuce, which you'll want to grab on the outdoor patio since it's supposed to be super nice out.
Burritt Room + Tavern: Swing by the Burritt Room any time after 5pm on Sunday for a delicious blend of vodka, Cointreau, amaro, lemon juice, and Champagne called the Mamma Mia! (here we go again...), and if you're grabbing dinner, your Mom will actually score a hand-picked cherry tomato plant as a gift.
1760: French toast with roasted strawberries and whipped crème fraîche. A fried egg sandwich with basil aioli and smashed avocado. A special, green strawberry Bloody Mary. Mom is gonna be so proud.
Twenty Five Lusk: For Mother's Day brunch, they're doing a three-course prix fixe menu with choices like lobster Benedict, a fried green tomato BLT, and grilled rib eye with eggs, plus a bunch of different fresh-squeezed mimosa options... because nothing says celebrating Mom like drinking in the morning.
Two words: truffle tots. Ther are not just any tots, but rather tots tossed in truffle oil, garlic, and Parmesan, served with a homemade blue cheese dipping sauce. The Financial District’s Southside Spirit House serves up these pillowy potatoes alongside a bevy of other tasty sharable items and craft cocktails in a stylish, unpretentious 2,000sqft space. A handcrafted wooden bar anchors the establishment, while a rotating selection of local artists showcase their work on the spacious walls.
PSC's brunch slings specialty cocktails like the absinth/Champagne "Death in the Afternoon", before fortifying your stomach with action like "GI Jose's Special" (chilequiles w/eggs any style), or the poached-egg-abetted.
Located inside the Mystic Hotel, this place serves up handcrafted cocktails in a true speakeasy-style setting. The adjoining Burritt Tavern has a menu loaded with gourmet American cuisine, and there are special areas to accommodate both small and large parties, so go in with a group and prepare to be impressed.
A still-fancy-but-way-more-approachable-than-its-sister-spot eatery with pasta from the expert pasta-maker at Michelin-starred Acquerello, 1760 is a Polk fusion-ery (Italian/Japenese/Mediterranean/Spanish) plating the likes of a fried duck sandwich with slaw, pickles, and spicy aioli.
Housed in a brick and timber SoMa warehouse erected in 1917, Twenty Five Lusk, few San Francisco bars deliver this combination of staggering size and striking beauty, . with 20ft-high ceilings, ample plush leather seating, and, the piece de resistance: stainless steel hanging fireplaces. But avert your eyes from the ambiance for a second, because you'll have to choose from a selection of 250-plus wines and elevated fare like fried burrata or braised rabbit and chevre ravioli.