Mother's Day is right around the corner. In celebration of the big day next Sunday, it's the perfect time to encourage mom to step out of the kitchen and enjoy a meal cooked by someone else for a change.
Various restaurants in the Region will present special Mother's Day meals and brunches. Whether you'd like to treat mom to a lavish buffet, multi-course meal or splurge on breakfast, there's much to choose from at local eateries.
The following list is just a sample of restaurants offering Mother's Day meals and festivities on Sunday, May 11.
The Bennett-Curtis House, 302 W. Taylor St., Grant Park, Ill. Call (815) 465-2288 or visit bennettcurtis.com. A Mother's Day Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with dinner featured from 3 to 8 p.m. The brunch buffet features more than 50 items including pastries, fruits, omelets made-to-order, breakfast station, salad bar, lunch station, carving station, juice bar and sweet station with chocolate fountain.
Ciao Bella, 1514 U.S. 41, Schererville. Call (219) 322-6800 or visit ciaobellaonline.com. A limited menu with assorted specials will be featured for Mother's Day at the Italian eatery. Ciao Bella is known for its various pastas, pizza, seafood, meat entrees and more. Call for more information.
Cafe Fondue, 281 W. 80th Place, Merrillville, (219) 793-1511 or visit cafefondue.net. The Mother's Day meal will be served from 4 to 8 p.m. Various selections featured are the tender chicken breast, Americano Combo, Filet Mignon and Fresh Salmon. Guests may order a-la-carte or enjoy a four-course dinner. Meal includes appetizer, salad, main entree and dessert. Call for prices.
Blue Chip Casino, 777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City. Visit bluechipcasino.com. The casino's Options Buffet will present its Mother's Day buffet from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cost is $24.99.
The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Call (219) 836-1930. The center regularly offers its lavish Sunday brunch between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call for availability for Mother's Day brunch. Cost is $26 for adults; $13.50 for children 4 to 11 and $3.50 for children younger than 4.
Four Winds Casino, 1111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo, Mich. Call (866) 4WINDS1 or visit fourwindscasino.com. The Buffet at Four Winds Casino will have its Mother's Day special meal from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. An all-you-can-eat seafood buffet will be featured in addition to the regular offerings. Cost is $34 for ages 13 and older; $21 for ages 4 to 12 and free for children under 3.
54 Main Bistro, 54 Main St., Hobart. Call (219) 947-2817 or visit bistro54main. A plated brunch will be served. Call for reservations.
Gino's Steakhouse, 1259 Joliet St., Dyer and 600 E. Lincoln Highway, Merrillville. Call (219) 865-3854 for Dyer and (219) 769-4466 for Merrillville. Both locations will have a Mother's Day menu including items such as surf and turf, prime rib, shrimp Caprese and rack of lamb.
Glenwood Oaks Rib and Chop House, 106 N. Main St., Glenwood, Ill. Call (708) 758-4400 or visit glenwoodoaks.com. Mother's Day Specials will be featured from noon to 6:30 p.m. Carved Roast turkey and ham will be served with all the trimmings. Cost is $18.95 for adults; $8.99 for children. The regular menu will also be featured.
Teibel's, 1775 U.S. Highway 41, Schererville. Call (219) 865-2000. The restaurant will serve its regular menu for Mother's Day.
T.J. Maloney's Authentic Irish Pub, at Radisson Star Plaza, Interstate 65 and U.S. 30. Call (219) 755-0569. Mother's Day brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A variety of items will be on the lavish menu. Cost is $29.95 for adults; $24.95 for senior citizens; $15.95 for children 4 to 12 and free for children 3 and younger. Also offered will be $3 Bloody Mary's and mimosas.
Town Club Steak and Seafood, 2904 45th Ave., Highland. The supper club-style eatery will offer a Mother's Day menu. Reservations are recommended.