By Richard Gorelick
The Baltimore Sun
1:15 PM EDT, May 9, 2012
You still have time to plan a Mother's Day brunch. But you might not have to bother. According to a new survey, your mother might prefer to make the plans herself.
The survey, published by Open Table Inc., says that 65 percent of surveyed mothers intend to make Mother’s Day reservations themselves. Fifty-eight percent of the Open Table members surveyed said they were planning to dine out for brunch on Mother's Day, but a surprising 39 percent said they were going out for dinner instead and about 25 percent said they'd be going out for more than one meal.
Around here, TEN TEN (1010 Fleet St., 410-244-6867, bagbys1010.com) and the Wine Market (921 E. Fort Ave., 410-244-6166, the-wine-market.com) are offering separate fixed-price Mother's Day menus for brunch and dinner. The Mother's Day menu at 13.5% Wine Bar (1117 W. 36th St., 410-889-1064, 13.5winebar.com) is available from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Prime Time Mother's Day menu at Sullivan's Steakhouse (1 E. Pratt St., 410-962-5503, sullivansteakhouse.com) is being served from noon to 10 p.m. Sotto Sopra (405 N Charles St., 410-625-0534, sottosopra.us) is inviting Mother's Day diners from noon to 9 p.m. The Rusty Scupper (402 Key Highway, 410-727-3678, selectrestaurants.com) is promoting both a brunch buffet and a special dinner menu, and The Prime Rib (1101 N Calvert St., 410-539-1804, theprimerib.com) is open from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.
In other brunch news, the expansion of the Miss Shirley's (513 W. Cold Spring Lane, 410-889-5272, missshirleys.com) is complete. The new 50-seat dining room debuted over Easter weekend, according to a representative of the Crazy Man Restaurant Group, which operates the three Miss Shirley's restaurants, as well as S'ghetti Eddie's and the Roland Park Bagel Co. The expansion and renovation includes an expanded waiting area, a new staircase, additional restrooms and new flooring.
The new dining room can be used for private events, something that diners have been clamoring for, the spokeswoman said.
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