Moms! They’re (mostly) wonderful and (mostly) great. They feed you, clothe you, stop you from doing unfortunate things to you hair in high school and are (probably) the reason why you’re a well adjusted individual. (I’m making a lot of assumptions here, but whatever!) And while moms like to shower you with affection and choke you with needless worrying, the one thing they love to do more than anything else is keep family secrets for decades and then divulge them after having one too many white wine spritzers!
This has (no lie) happened to me at least twice. The key to getting that fresh out of the oven gossip (does it count as gossip if it’s a secret about your own past? That’s happened to me too!) is to keep the mood light, keep the drinks coming and just have fun with it. Below we have a couple of boozy restaurant recommendations that are perfect if you’re looking to solve some family mysteries and have a good meal at the same time.
This Dupont classic is celebrating Mother’s Day with a free cocktail, which is the most cost effective way to get those family secrets flowing. The District Bloom is a combination of gin, Cocchi Americano, cherry blossom and lavender, so it has all the notes of a beautiful bouquet but with way more booze. You’re going to find out about that long hidden family rivalry in no time!
Take your mom on a culinary trip through the Balkan Peninsula at Ambar. The $39 unlimited food and booze brunch includes dishes like a prosciutto Benedict, bread pudding and roasted mushroom crepes, but more importantly you have four different mimosas (traditional, peach and mixed berry and mango) to choose from. Sampling all of those should be enough juice to dig through all the drama.
Speaking of free booze, if you’d rather spend your day on a rooftop, swing by Bar Deco to get your mom a free Bellini or Mimosa. After she’s started divulging all the dirt, grab an order of the fried chicken and waffles so you can sober up and remember all of the details. I can’t believe your cousin did that!
If you’re looking to get wild, Buena Vida’s $35 unlimited food and unlimited booze brunch might be one of the best deals in the city. After throwing back a couple of margaritas and chowing down on some potato and oaxaca cheese flautas, your mom just might just reward your thriftiness with some sweet scandal.
You’re too old to be distracted by foosball and bowling, but you’re never too old to let you mom win at something so she’ll hook you up with the knowledge you crave! While you’re letting your mom completely wreck you at karaoke (if it’s not competitive, you’re doing it wrong), make sure she’s putting in some serious time at the build your own Momosa bar.