I know what you're thinking: Holy crap! Mother's Day is this Sunday! After you finish freaking out about how to thank the woman who brought you into the world (card? flowers? fancy bath soap?), you might want to consider taking her to one of the gazillion area restaurants offering special Mother's Day menus. One word: brunch! As always, OpenTable has lots and lots of ideas to choose from. Check out the a la carte brunch at Portero Hill's Baraka (288 Connecticut) featuring Lobster Tartine, Lamb Skewers, House Cured Salmon Gravlax, and French Toast. And for those of you who really love your mothers (kidding), check out the "luxury" three-course brunch at Campton Place (340 Stockton) for $58 per person or the special wine-paired lunch menu ($65) at Luce (888 Howard in the InterContinental Hotel) in SoMa. In any case, if mommy dearest lives nearby, you have no excuses.
-- Brian Bernbaum