Deal Family Featured Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Sports Fara Illich May 9, 2013

You know what mom wants for Mother’s Day? She just wants to spend some time with you. Then, depending on the age of the children involved, she wants either a two hour nap without interruptions or to spend more time with you. Seriously, we took a scientific poll and everything.
So, in no particular order, a sampling of ways to spend some time with mom. Because that’s all she wants and, really, is that so much to ask for?
DPP_FINAL_2327-smallSpend time with mom while eating:
Pancake Play Date at Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel
Make pancakes for mom with real chefs! This is just like making mom breakfast at home except – BONUS! – someone else will clean up the pancake splatter. Join the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel this Mother’’s Day for pancake making and their breakfast buffet featuring local Hickman’s scrambled eggs, house baked selections of pastries, fresh fruit and more. Good news – this comes in at only $20 per person. Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, for reservations contact Marty Rider at 602-333-5103,
Province Mother’’s Day Brunch
Eggs Benedict action station + build-your-own waffle station + delightful outdoor patio = Mother’s Day at Province. There will also be a make your own mimosa or Bloody Mary bar.  The brunch menu will be available from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $29 per person and $12 for children ages 5-12. 602-429-3900,
Brunch At District American Kitchen
Enjoy endless champagne along with traditional favorites inspired by mom’’s homemade recipes at District. And, each mom will be presented with a beautiful rose. District American Kitchen & Wine Bar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mother’’s Day brunch prices are $32 for adults and $16 for kids 12 years old and younger. Kids 3 years old and younger eat free. Complimentary three-hour self-parking validation is available. Restaurant reservations are required. Please call 602-817-5400 or visit
Champagne Buffet at the Compass Arizona Grill
The champagne buffet includes, well, champagne and eggs, artisan bread, cheese and fruit, salads, seafood, and entrees including pan seared salmon, roasted game hens or pumpkin seed mole. There will be music from Devon Bridgewater and a card making station in case you forgot to pick one up (it’s meant for kids but all moms love a crayon card, right?). The Compass Arizona Grill from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. $69 for adults (includes champagne), $30 for kids 5-12. Reservations are required, please call 602-440-3166, or go online for reservations and a complete menu at
Spend time with mom at an event:
clybourneArizona Diamondbacks vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Nothing says quality time with mom like enjoying America’s pastime. Chase Field at 1:10 p.m. Tickets starting at $15. 800-745-3000,
Arizona Theatre Company Presents: Clybourne Park
This rich and lightning-quick 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy is every bit as provocative as it is entertaining. A modern take on A Raisin In The Sun, Clybourne Park is filled with humor and social politics. Herberger Theatre Center, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $33.50. 602-256-6899,
Mother’’s Day at Arizona Science Center
The ever-cool Science Center is offering free general admission for all moms and grandmom’s on Sunday. Arizona Science Center from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free. 602-716-2000,
Spend time with mom on Saturday:
Mother’s Day Wine Tasting at Chloe’s Corner
Get a jump on Mother’s Day at Chloe’’s Corner’s wine tasting. Sample environmentally friendly wines, including Benziger Chardonnay, Torres Las Mulas Rose, El Portillo Malbec and Corralillo Red Blend. Chloe’’s Corner at 1 p.m. May 11. $10 per person, 30% off the purchase of a featured wine. RSVP preferred but not required. 602-252-7600,