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These restaurants and recipes make Mother’s Day brunch extra special

Mother’s Day and brunch go together like buttermilk pancakes and maple syrup.

Maybe that’s because brunch is such a treat -- overflowing with mimosas and pastries -- and it’s a meal that’s intended to be savored. Preferably on a patio in the springtime with people you love. Brunch is special. And that’s how moms should feel on Sunday.

Lots of local restaurants are toasting moms this weekend with sweet specials.

Urban Table

in Prairie Village is preparing a three-course fixed price brunch ($21.95 for adults, $8.95 for kids). The customizable menu includes Buttermilk Donut Holes with strawberry sugar, Pea Pesto Fettuccine with asparagus and mushrooms, and Blackberry Cheesecake with a graham cracker crumble.

Avenues Bistro

in Brookside is sweetening its regular Sunday brunch (which includes your choice of breakfast or lunch entree plus unlimited trips to a brunch bar overflowing with pastries, antipasto platters and salads) with chocolate-covered strawberries and truffles. The bistro’s brunch costs $16.95 if you order a breakfast entree (eggs benedict, brie and bacon omelette) or $21.95 if you order a lunch entree (lobster ravioli, filet mignon).

And

Cooper’s Hawk Winery Restaurant

on the Plaza, which only recently started serving Sunday brunch, is handing out complimentary glasses of sparkling wine to moms who brunch there between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday. On the food menu: Parmesan-crusted lobster tail and Mushroom Roasted Salmon with fingerling potatoes.

Just make sure to call and make reservations before you go: Mother’s Day brunches fill up fast.

Looking for more ideas? Browse through Ink’s

dining guide devoted to decadent brunches

from 2011 or Ink’s

guide

to running in Kansas City, which features five great places to eat brunch post-race. On the quick list:

Succotash

,

Cafe Gratitude

,

Port Fonda

,

Poco’s on the Boulevard

and

Beer Kitchen

.

Making brunch at home?

Click here for three of the best brunch recipes I’ve ever tried

: Nova Lox Bruschetta, Chocolate Brownie Waffles with Blackberry Sauce, and a Potato-Bacon Frittata from celebrity chef Curtis Stone. The recipes also work for breakfast or dinner.

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