2006_05_food_mom.jpgWe got smart this year and took our mom out for Mother's Day brunch at Cookshop two weeks ago. Not only did we beat the crowds and have no trouble getting a reservation, but we probably saved a buck or two since there was no special Mother's Day menu (but don't tell our Mom that). For those of you who are still figuring out where to take Mom on Sunday, here's a roundup of Mother's Day roundups. We've highlighted a spot in each, but for the full list, click on the link:

- AM New York suggests taking Mom for tea at Arium Cafe. Mmm, scones and clotted cream . . .
- Citysearch recommends taking Mom to Home for "Mom" food.
- If Mom can hack the wait, or is a huge bloody mary fan, take her to Prune, according to New York Mag.
- If she wants a special menu just for her day, look on Open Table to see who's offering them.

And it's as true now as it was in second grade -- Mom loves it when you make her things. Try these Mother's Day recipes from Epicurious and the Food Network. Now go show Mom some love. After all, that woman changed your diapers.