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Thursday, May 9, 2013

8 Great St. Louis Brunch Spots For Mother's Day This Weekend

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Rooster's fried egg sandwich, in case Mom wants some lunch with her breakfast. - CHRISSY WILMES
  • Chrissy Wilmes
  • Rooster's fried egg sandwich, in case Mom wants some lunch with her breakfast.

Rooster (1104 Locust Street; 314-241-8118) Rooster, culinary multitasker Dave Bailey's beloved creperie, offers a profusion of possibilities for your crepe-composing delectation, mixing and matching from a variety of fillings (cheeses, vegetables, meats, sauces). If you prefer a more protein-based approach, any crepe can be prepared as an omelet instead. Or you can opt for pancakes or any number of other breakfasty/lunchy/brunchy treats. If you or Mom want the full crexperience, save room for dessert. While we aspire to that level of self-discipline, we've never actually achieved it -- we always get sidetracked by Rooster's mimosa menu, and hopefully Mom will, too.

Home Wine Kitchen (7322 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-802-7676) Sunday brunch is a sacred meal to treat Mom to on Mother's Day -- that divine in-between time when you can choose breakfast or lunch items, or both. Why not eat at a restaurant that gives the meal, and Mom, due respect? At Home Wine Kitchen chef Cassy Vires cooks up classic brunch choices with an upscale twist. Here, pancakes aren't just pancakes. These pancakes include lemon, ricotta and vanilla. Feel like some French toast? At Home it's bread-pudding French toast with figs, tea, coffee, brown sugar and maple. Other delicious dishes include biscuits and gravy, eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, and duck hash, which features duck confit, horseradish, peppers and a fried egg. We can't think of many better ways to begin Mother's Day.

Local Harvest Cafe & Catering (3137 Morganford Road; 314-772-8815) Maybe Mom is vegetarian, vegan or has specific dietary needs -- or maybe she just loves delicious food. At Local Harvest Cafe and Catering they have all that covered. Brunch menu items at Local Harvest range from savory -- such as biscuits and gravy, local slinger, vegan chorizo burrito -- to sweet -- think regular or vegan stuffed French toast, Dutch baby pancakes or organic yogurt parfait. In addition to breakfast and brunch options with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Local Harvest plates lunch specials including house-smoked brisket, Cuban sandwiches and veggie burgers. Much like its mindful food menu, the restaurant also mixes fresh cocktails during brunch, such as traditional mimosas, as well as specialty drinks the "Shrub," with cranberry shrub, local vodka, lime and tonic; the "Gin Bloody," with house-pickled tomato, local gin, house-made hot sauce, house-made bloody mix, horseradish and lime; and the "Respect the Carrot," with carrot juice, orange juice, St. Germain and locally made rum.

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