Bottoms up, you bad-ass mothers.
Bottoms up, you bad-ass mothers.
Photo by Julie Soefer

Only the Best (Dining Options) for Mother

With Mother's Day right around the corner — Sunday, May 14, to be exact — we thought we'd round up some of our top-performing coverage of the recent past to help you with those impending dining plans. From best brunches and desserts to sunny patios, here are a few suggestions that will make any mother happy.

French toast at newly opened Upstairs in Rice Village.
French toast at newly opened Upstairs in Rice Village.
Photo by Julie Soefer

Houston's Best Mother's Day Brunches 2017

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, May 14 (but you knew that, right?). It's a time to show your love and appreciation for the moms in your life, and the best way to do that? Brunch! From luxurious, multi-course affairs to family-friendly buffets, here's where to get your brunch on in Houston this Mother's Day.

Now that's one epic brunch crab cake.
Now that's one epic brunch crab cake.
Photo by Robert Yu

The Five Best Brunch Spots in The Woodlands

In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots around town. See the complete list at the end of this post.

Tres leches cake at Americas.
Tres leches cake at Americas.
Photo by Erika Kwee

The 10 Best Desserts in Houston

There’s dessert and then there’s dessert — the uniquely Houston, show-stopping kind that might warrant a birthday treat, showing off to an out-of-town visitor or just obsessive contemplation. Many of the following sweets have achieved cultlike status among Houston diners. However, those who don't like the suggested dessert offerings here can rest assured that they will likely find something else on the dessert menu at any of these restaurants to suit their palates.

Here are ten of the best classic desserts in Houston.

Hubbell & Hudson rocks a mean brunch in The Woodlands.
Hubbell & Hudson rocks a mean brunch in The Woodlands.
Photo by Phaedra Cook

12 Must-Try Brunches in Houston for 2016

Brunch might be Houston’s most popular meal. Every Saturday and Sunday morning, droves of residents go out — maybe in jeans or perhaps in their Sunday best — in search of one of the greatest meals ever invented. It’s one where cocktails in the morning or early afternoon are not just okay but encouraged. It’s when sweet French toast and maple syrup-drenched pancakes parlay for diners' affections with savory bacon, sausage, hash or eggs.

The best brunches are sumptuous, lingering affairs. These are feasts; a sanctioned, communal type of hedonism that allows diners to reconnect with friends and family over the kind of over-the-top meal that's available only on weekends. Here are a dozen Houston restaurants that really understand what brunch is all about.

A Montrose gem.
A Montrose gem.
Photo by Troy Fields

The Best Patios to Enjoy on a Sunny Day

When the weather is blessedly mild, Houstonians go running, not for the hills but for the best restaurant patios in the city. We've gathered 20 of Houston's best and ranked them not just for their good looks but for the food and service as well. Take a look, and be sure to make reservations for the ones that are fine-dining establishments. You won't be the only one wanting to secure a place in the sun.

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