Mother’s Day is a very prim and proper holiday–flowery cards, polite brunches, Sunday best. But some of our moms like to throw back a beer'”or three'”with their meal and what better day to do that than on the day meant to honor them? Meddlesome Moth, The Old Monk, or The Libertine may just be the perfect choice for your Mother’s Day Brunch in Dallas.
Dallas’ own Meddlesome Moth is offering Mother’s Day Brunch Specials such as crab Dungeness, as well as drink specials on Mother’s Milk Punch and white sangria'”but their normal brunch menu is superb even without the Mother’s Day specials. Enjoy hearty but sophisticated fare like “Mother and Child Reunion,” a fried chicken breast tenderloin with peppered grits, a poached egg, and jalapeno gravy, or a more traditional breakfast food with a twist, like Challah French Toast (with pear cider glaze and fresh berries) or Badass Bacon Waffles (with brie fondue and caramel apple compote). Mouth watering yet? If you’re still hungry at the end, order a piece of Chess Pie, a Southern specialty that can only be described as custardy, vanilla-y heaven.
And then, of course, there’s the beer–there are forty draft taps and two cask ales available. Great food, a huge variety of beer, attentive staff, and a laidback atmosphere make Meddlesome Moth the perfect Mother’s Day Brunch choice to show your mom your love.
Meddlesome Moth is located at 1621 Oaklawn in Dallas. Brunch starts Sunday, May 8, at 11 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.
The Old Monk
This Irish pub, located in the Knox-Henderson area, offers beer connoisseurs almost 100 beers to choose from'”a playground for those who love their hops! The brunch menu is simple and includes brunch classics such as biscuits and gravy and eggs Benedict as well as a twist on the breakfast taco: Portobello, potato, and egg tacos are a standout option. As you can see, the menu is limited, but the wide variety of beers make up for it.
The Old Monk is located at 2847 N. Henderson Avenue; brunch is served Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
While Libertine Bar only has nine taps, but they rotate weekly to provide fresh options to customers. Brunch options are a bit fancier than at The Old Monk and a bit less innovative than at Meddlesome Moth, but there are still some deliciously solid contenders. Consider the Cajun Benedict (fresh English muffins, andouille sausage, grilled crawfish, poached egg, and hollandaise) or the Braised Beef Hash (beef, red bell peppers, potatoes, red and green onions, and a fried egg).
The Libertine Bar is located at 2101 Greenville in Dallas; brunch is served Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If your mom prefers beer to mimosas and hearty breakfast food to artfully arranged dishes on a fancy plate, make this Mother’s Day memorable–take her to a beer brunch.
Erica Lovett is a freelance editor, ghostwriter, and writer who has been living in Dallas for eight years. It’s not her native city, but once she arrived she bought a pair of cowboys boots and decided to stay. She’s frequently out and about in the city, discovering the best restaurants, events, and entertainment the Big D has to offer.