Mother’s Day is the busiest Sunday brunch of the year.
Don’t wait to reserve a table for May 11, and don’t forget that we’re talking about Mom.
Fine-dining, French and Italian restaurants are good choices. Burgers or a bar-and-grill — well, maybe for some moms.
If she wants a buffet, the choices are limited. But if she likes the menu, here are some choices we don’t mention often:
Grace also is now open every Sunday for dinner; 777 Main St., Fort Worth, 817-877-3388, gracefortworth.com.
The Arizona-based Kona Grill chain, newly open with a balcony patio overlookng the Modern Art Museum and Cultural District, will serve a $32.95 filet-and-lobster-tail combo along with its full menu; 3028 Crockett St., 817-210-4216, konagrill.com.
Many restaurants such as Reata will serve their regular menus instead of a premium special. Reata offers chipotle meatloaf for $9.95, a chicken-fried steak breakfast for $12.95, other brunch items and its usual menu; 310 Houston St., 817-336-1009, reata.net.
Also, in a rarity, The Zodiac at Neiman Marcus in Fort Worth will open that Sunday; Ridgmar mall, 2100 Green Oaks Road, 817-989-4650, neimanmarcus.com.
• Shakeups in local restaurants this week:
Chef Keith Grober has left Rodeo Goat to open his own yet-unannounced restaurant.
(Unrelated, a second Rodeo Goat is about to open in Dallas on Market Center Boulevard.)
And Little Lilly Sushi has brought in a Dallas sushi veteran to succeed departed chef Jesús García. More on both changes on DFW.com and in the Friday Eats Beat.
• For a dining deal, look no further than Haltom City andDon Cruz Mexican Seafood & Pasta
Don Cruz serves everything from fajitas to bacon cheeseburgers and seafood étouffée, most for less than $10 and all less than $20, even the New York strip or rib-eye steaks.
Instead of coupons, Don Cruz makes discounts easy: Spend more than $50 and get 20 percent off. So, say, two family combo platters would serve eight for about $40.
So far, the social-media favorite seems to be the roasted chile relleno with chicken fajita in queso ($9); 3155 Denton Highway, 817-759-1343, facebook.com/DonCruzMexicanSeafoodAndPasta.