Seven Stellar Brunches For Mom

House of Blues Gospel Brunch | Photo by Jason Kindig

House of Blues gospel brunch carving | Photo by Jason Kindig

We love Mom. We love her so much that we dedicate a few precious hours in our busy schedules to eat with her, and it’s sort of special because it generally only happens once a year. Here are seven delicious ways to knock out that thing we do for love every second Sunday in May.

The Traditional Treat

To honor a mother like no other, look no further than The Capital Grille. The steakhouse in the Fashion Show offers a three-course meal with a handful of options in case Mom is picky. She can choose from such appetizers as clam chowder or Bibb stack salad and entrées, including lobster frittata with crispy hash browns and an 8-ounce filet mignon with a side of mashed potatoes or French beans. For a sweet finish, Mom can choose from flourless chocolate espresso cake, crème brûlée or berries in vanilla cream. 10 a.m., $49 (cocktails not included),

Croque madame by E. Kheraj

Croque madame by E. Kheraj

The French Flair

Celebrate Fête des Meres by taking Mom to a prix fixe French brunch at DB Brasserie. She’ll choose from items, including eggs benedict (with cured pork belly, spinach and Hollandaise sauce), olive oil baked salmon (with baby potatoes, roasted beets, pickled mustard seeds and horseradish cream) and crispy duck confit hash (with a fried egg, Yukon gold potato, duck vinaigrette and watercress salad). Desserts include freshly baked madeleines and mini lemon cakes. Délicieux! In the Venetian, 11:30 a.m., $45,

The Brazilian Bomb

If she wants something exotic, take Mom to Via Brasil Steakhouse for the Mother’s Day Rodizio Brunch. The three-course affair features more than 50 traditional brunch items (including bacon and pancakes), eight varieties of meat, homemade breads, made-to-order omelets, waffles and dessert. The restaurant also offers bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys and Bellinis to supplement the meal, because it ain’t a brunch without bottomless booze. 1225 S. Fort Apache Rd., 10 a.m., $35 (cocktails not included),

Gospel brunch chicken and waffles | Photo by Jason Kindig

Gospel brunch chicken and waffles | Photo by Jason Kindig

The Southern Soul

Hallelujah! Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch has been servin’ up scripture alongside scrambled eggs for years. The weekly buffet boasts a meat-carving station and made-to-order omelet station to add to the plethora of Southern delights. Mom can indulge in jambalaya, biscuits and gravy, and chicken and waffles. For a few shekels more, she’ll have access to a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. While you eat, enjoy performances from local talent performing traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. In Mandalay Bay, 10 a.m., $60 (cocktails not included),

The Crave Cave

She used to spoil you. Now spoil her at Crave’s Grand Brunch buffet, where Mom can indulge in the ranchero layered egg casserole, cinnamon roll French toast and antipasti. The restaurant also boasts a meat-carving station and pastry table. And if she’s following a gluten-free diet, Crave’s got her covered with grilled salmon and a variety of sliced meats. Kid-friendly options are available as well, so you can make this one a family affair. In Downtown Summerlin, 11 a.m., $33,

 Tacos huevos at Mercadito

Tacos huevos at Mercadito

The Mexican Magic

If Mom likes her food as spicy as her personality, Mercadito is your best bet. Bring the whole family and indulge a four-entrée $30 sharing menu that includes such dishes as huevos rancheros, butternut squash omelette and taquiza de pollo. Mamacita gets a free mimosa, but if she’s especially thirsty, she can opt for bottomless mimosas for an additional $25. In Red Rock Resort, 11 a.m., $30,

The Vast View

Bottom line: Mom deserves the world, and while you might not be able to give it to her, you can at least take her to the top. For the holiday, Stratosphere’s Top of the World will introduce three brunch dishes in addition to its lunch menu. Mom can enjoy free-range chicken and waffle with scallion gravy, lobster crepe Newburg with a spinach salad, or Nicoise salad with seared tuna and Champagne Dijon. In Stratosphere, 11 a.m., prices vary,

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