Like all holidays and important milestones during this pandemic, Mother's Day will be a bit different this year. Whether you're sheltering with the mom in your life or she's within delivery distance, there's a way to treat her to a meal she doesn't have to cook herself or pick up either.
The following businesses are offering Mother's Day specials, but many restaurants are also offering family meals and packages that would also fit the bill. Know of a holiday dining deal we missed? Send the details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broken Yolk Cafe (3300 Buena Vista Road): The Mother’s Day feast ($59.95) consists of eight eggs Benedict, hash browns, choice of meat (ham, bacon or sausage), five biscuits with gravy, five blueberry muffins, eight pieces of french toast, fruit bowl and a mimosa flight. Call 695-9655 to order.
Chef's Choice Noodle Bar (1534 19th St.): In addition to its full menu, the downtown restaurant will have a meal deal for $69 that feeds four to six people. The special includes chicken potstickers as appetizers, Brussels sprouts stir fry with shrimp, Mongolian chicken, Thai basil beef, garlic rice, drunken noodles and assorted gourmet cupcakes for dessert as well as a $5 gift card to use at a later date. For $30 more, make it deluxe with the addition of a large salad with miso dressing, two prime New York steaks ($5 more to upgrade to prime rib-eye) and a $15 gift card. Add on another New York steak for $18 each or $21 for rib-eye. Add wine with choice of Austin Hope cabernet ($35) or Joseph Phelps cabernet ($69), pinot noir ($45) or chardonnay ($35). The deal must be ordered by Saturday night for pickup Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 325-1234 to order.
Chef Lino's Grill (6603 Panama Lane #103): Those missing the Brazilian brunch can celebrate in style with Mom. The Mother's Day brunch at home ($150) feeds four to six people with bacon-wrapped chicken, filet mignon, New York steak, cheddar hot links, grilled leg of lamb and tri-tip. The brunch also comes with waffles, bacon, sausage, frittata, breakfast potatoes, queso fresco pasta, jalapeño mashed potatoes, cilantro rice, sauteed vegetables, asparagus salad and green salad. Finish with a sweet treat with a selection including chocolate-dipped strawberries, cream puffs, chocolate eclairs and churros. Add a bottle of La Marca Prosecco for $20. Order in advance by calling 885-8006 or email email@example.com. Curbside pickup from 9 a.m. to noon on Mother's Day.
The Crest Bar & Grill (5025 Wible Road): The Mother's Day special ($19.95) includes a choice of top sirloin roast or turkey breast with two scratch-made sides (pasta salad, broccoli salad, scalloped potatoes or green beans). Big eaters can order the combo ($21.95), which includes servings of roast and turkey. All meals come with a dinner roll and dessert, and staff will hand out carnations to take home for moms. Pre-orders must be made by Saturday for pickup on Mother's Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 833-9998 to order.
Hungry Hunter Steakhouse (3580 Rosedale Highway): Order the four-course family meal ($179.99) that includes a bottle of wine, choice of appetizer, salad and entree (shrimp fettuccine Alfredo, salmon with asparagus lemon cream sauce, 7-ounce filet with red wine sauce, proscuitto-and-Brie-stuffed chicken or top sirloin with sauteed garlic shrimp). Dessert is a choice of strawberry shortcake, chocolate cheesecake, turtle cheesecake or lemon meringue pie. Call 328-0580.
KC Steakhouse (2515 F St.): The downtown restaurant is offering a prime rib family pack ($95.95) that feeds four to six people. The pack also comes with mashed potatoes and gravy, Basque green beans, salad, bread, beans, salsa and butter, creamy horseradish and au jus. Add an ice cream pie or cobbler ($24) or a dozen cookies ($10). A mimosa bar with orange and cranberry juice, two bottles of sparkling wine and fresh berries is available for $35 or chocolate-dipped wine bottles starting at $20. Call 322-9910 for details on mother’s gift baskets and to preorder by Friday. Pickup is available Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Macaroni Grill (8850 Rosedale Highway): Along with its regular menu, the restaurant will have two specials available Friday through Mother's Day. Keep it simple with a family-size lasagna Bolognese ($65) that serves eight to 10 or a three-course dinner ($100) for four to five diners. Select lasagna Bolognese or Florentine chicken penne (or upgrade to braised lamb shank for $25 more) along with two sides (choice of mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, broccolini or spinach and sun-dried tomato pasta. For dessert, opt for chocolate cake, tiramisu or New York-style cheesecake. Diners can add on a green or Caesar salad ($16), caprese salad ($24) or toasted cheese ravioli ($15). Wine specials also available with details at macaronigrill.com. Pre-order via the website by Saturday for pickup or delivery. Call 588-2277 with questions.
Marie Callender's (3801 California Ave.): The new quiche brunch meal ($34.99) includes a choice of quiche (vegetable, ham or classic with bacon) along with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and orange juice. Families wanting savorier options can opt for turkey, meatloaf, pot roast or ham family meals. Add on a seasonal fresh strawberry or lemon meringue pie. Call 863-0305 to pre-order although some meals may be available on Sunday.
Mother's Day Mobile Brunch: Elements Venue, which in the past has held an annual Mother's Day event, is bringing the fun to you courtesy of MG Events. Although the deluxe package with mariachi serenade sold out within a day, this brunch is still available for delivery. The meal ($130.92) feeds six to eight people with tri-tip, grilled chicken breast, hot links, mac and cheese, chili beans, mashed potatoes, salad with Italian and ranch dressings, rolls, butter, salsa and barbecue sauce. Adults can punch up their brunch with margaritas ($29.95 for a gallon), 12-pack of beer ($13.95 for import, $10.95 domestic, with limited selection for both) or michelada mix ($14.95). Call 301-4681 to reserve contact-free delivery window — between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday — and purchase package at eventbrite.com.
Moo Creamery (4885 Truxtun Ave): Order an all-inclusive brunch ($95) that serves four with banana and lemon poppy seed breads, thick cut honey-cured bacon, baked French toast with pure maple syrup, buttermilk fried chicken, coleslaw, asparagus and goat cheese frittata with basil pesto, red pepper chile jam and lemon aioli and strawberry fruit crisps and a pint of vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. Other options include a la carte items such as varieties of quiche ($30), frittatas ($18-$30), baked chilaquiles ($26) and more. Full offerings posted at moocreamery.com/catering. Orders must be in by noon Friday to pick up Saturday. Call 861-1130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Olive Garden (1701 New Stine Road): The Italian restaurant is offering a Mother’s Day family-style take-and-bake bundle that includes one pan of ready-to-bake giant cheese-stuffed shells, a jumbo house salad with a bottle of signature Italian dressing, one dozen ready-to-bake breadsticks and choice of homemade Alfredo or marinara dipping sauce. Starting at $44.99, the bundle serves up to five people and is available now. Order early at OliveGarden.com or call 832-1278.
Original Roadhouse Grill (8490 Rosedale Highway): If Mama wants steak, this is the deal for you. Get an 8-ounce bacon-wrapped filet with two side dishes for $26.99. The deal is available Friday through Sunday for pickup or third-party delivery. On Sunday add cheesecake for $5. Call 587-8039 to order.
Outback Steakhouse (5051 Stockdale Highway): Specials available now through Sunday include and prime rib with crab cake, each served with a choice of two sides. You can also add a lobster tail or crab cake to any entree. Call 834-7850 for pricing and to order.
Petroleum Club of Bakersfield (5060 California Ave.): Diners can opt for family brunch that feeds four to six people or the half brunch for two to three people. Entree options include a choice of roasted salmon ($115, $95 for club members for half brunch; $190, $170 for family), hardwood smoked ham with Jack Daniels glaze ($90-$110; $160-$180), grilled tri-tip ($125-$145; $225-$246), roasted beef tenderloin ($150-$170, $275-$295) boneless beef rib-eye ($150-$170, $275-$295), roast pork loin with apricot glaze (family only $160-$180) or herb-crusted boneless leg of lamb ($170-$190, family only). Each package includes a choice of three sides: garden vegetables, roasted carrots, herb-roasted potatoes, buttered mashed potatoes, cranberry-almond rice pilaf, PCB house salad, Caesar salad, green salad, pasta salad or fresh-cut fruit. Additional sides available for $9 ($15 for family) each. Dessert consists of slices of your choice of New York-style cheesecake, chocolate cake or carrot cake (two slices for half, four for family). Extra slices of cheesecake $2 each, $1 for chocolate or carrot cake. Add on deviled eggs ($6 for half-dozen, $12 for dozen) or shrimp cocktail (half-pound $9.50, $19 for a pound). Nonalcoholic beverage options include a quart of orange juice ($8), grapefruit juice ($9), cranberry juice cocktail ($9) or Martinelli’s sparkling apple cider ($15). Noted wine connoisseur Mike Stepanovich has suggested pairings available to order. The full list is on the club's website. This is early-bird pricing, available until midnight tonight, and does not include tax. Orders must be placed by 2 p.m. Wednesday at thepetroleumclub.com/mothers-day. A staffer will call or email a confirmation with verification of your order. Pickups will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.
P.F. Chang's (10700 Rosedale Highway): Enjoy a feast with Mom with meal options to feed four, six or eight people. The meal for four ($80) includes choice of an appetizer (from 10 options), one dim sum (choice of seven), a soup, four entrees (choice of 30 including gluten-free options, which are $1 extra) and brown or white rice. The meal for six ($120) includes two appetizers and two dim sum choices along with soup, six entrees and rice while the meal for eight ($160) increases to three appetizers, two dim sum, two soups and eight entrees and rice. Add the Celebrate Mom Kit ($20) with choice of a slice of Great Wall of Chocolate cake or New York-style cheesecake and a bottle of champagne. Deals are available for pickup on Saturday and Mother's Day. Pre-order required at pfchangs.com. Call 664-8100 with questions.
Tahoe Joe's (9000 Ming Ave.): Choose from two deals: The pack that serves five to six ($64.99) includes three pounds of meat (turkey, Joe's steak or a combo), two one-quart sides (rice pilaf, mountain mashers, Blue Lake green beans or fresh vegetables), choice of salad, six fresh-baked dinner rolls and choice of lemon poppy seed bundt cake or candies walnut and apple pie. The larger pack for 10 to 12 diners ($129.99) increases to six pounds of meat, choice of two-quart sides, salad, a dozen rolls and both desserts. Call 664-7750 to order.
Texas Roadhouse (3202 Ming Ave.): Get ready to roast your own prime rib with the meal pack ($79.99) that comes with four pounds of ready-to-grill prime rib, six ready-to-bake potatoes, four sides of veggies and a dozen rolls with honey cinnamon butter. Go to the restaurant's Facebook page (facebook.com/txrhBakersfieldCA) for the link to order.
Tina Marie's Cafe (2000 Chester Ave.): Order Mother's Day Brunch ($45) that feeds four to six people with Belgian waffles with strawberries, pancakes, scrambled eggs, French toast, breakfast meat assortment, country potatoes, fresh fruit with chocolate dipping sauce, fresh salsa, choice of juice, assorted fresh-baked cookies and flowers for Mom (while supplies last). Call 631-1188 to order.
Tokyo Garden (4149 Ming Ave.): The Japanese steakhouse and sushi bar is offering two options. The lobster feast ($130) feeds four with four 7-ounce lobsters, choice of entree per person (steak or chicken), four house salads, teppanyaki mixed vegetables, four orders of fried rice and dipping sauces (ginger and mustard). The teppanyaki Mother's Day feast ($90) also feeds four with a choice of two entrees (steak, chicken or shrimp) per person along with four house salads, teppanyaki mixed vegetables, four orders of fried rice and dipping sauces. Call 835-7874 to order in advance and prepay, which is required. Pickup available from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Venue Unknown: Indulge the mom in your life with this stay-at-home date night for two ($145) that includes a choice of Corvina Pacific sea bass, stuffed zucchini squash or a combination of half fish and half squash. Entrees are served with strawberry pepper salsa, crisped risotto cake and farm-fresh roasted spring vegetables. The meal also comes with Broadfork Acres salad, Baker's Outpost rosemary pink peppercorn focaccia, cherry clafoutis with Murray Family Farms cherries and bourbon-infused whipped cream and Oleander + Palm taper candles. Package is available Friday or Saturday, with the Saturday "Morning Glow" ($50) option that includes a half-dozen farm eggs from Ayden's Eggs, recipe card with egg recipes, Baker's Outpost strawberry scones with Pickalittle Farm berries and ingredients for the Tiki Komosa from Tiki-Ko (freshly squeezed orange juice with rosebud and orange peel syrup and a bottle of sparkling rosé wine). Available add-ons include a surprise bottle ($20) or four-pack ($40) of wine, Wire + Pearl candle ($35) and House of Flowers floral arrangement ($35-$50). Customers can opt for home delivery ($15) or contactless pickup at The Kitchen, 1317 20th St. To order, email email@example.com.
Yard House (10308 Stockdale Highway): The new restaurant will serve a three-course Mother’s Day family takeout meal, which includes a choice of salad (Caesar, mixed greens or kale Caesar); four entrees, with choice of crab cake, Maui pineapple chicken, whiskey-glazed salmon, grilled filet (add $5) or grilled rib-eye (add $5); two sides from selection of baby broccoli, jasmine rice, mashed potatoes and truffle mac and cheese with mushrooms; and choice of bread pudding with crème anglaise or mini cheesecake brûlées as a shareable dessert. The deal starts at $80 and must be preordered by 3 p.m. May 9 to pick up on Mother's Day. Diners can also add a mimosa kit (Prosecco and 24 ounces of orange juice) or bellini kit (Prosecco and 12 ounces each of watermelon puree and mango puree) for $20. Visit YardHouse.com or call 664-1014.