Mother’s Day 2021: brunch is back; flowers are always a hit
MOSES LAKE – There won’t be a buffet at the Porterhouse Steakhouse this year for Mother’s Day like there usually is.
But as Cale Russell, CEO of Ten Pin Territories (the name given to the set of businesses that includes Ten Pin Brewing, Papa’s Casino, Lake Bowl and Arcade, Ten Pin Inn and Suites and the Porterhouse), noted – at least the restaurants can be open for Mother’s Day this year.
“There was no Mother’s Day last year,” Russell said. “We were in the thick of it (the COVID-19 pandemic) last year.”
Even with a capacity limited to 50%, restaurants and retailers, such as florists, are gearing up for one of the biggest selling days of the year as the holiday – kicking off on the second Sunday in May in the early years of the 20th century – announces the good arrival of spring.
“It’s crowded and a lot of people are happy to receive flowers, especially with COVID-19,” said Rosa Guerrero, manager of Garden Florist in downtown Moses Lake.
Guerrero said Mother’s Day was the second busiest time of the year after Valentine’s Day, although she noted that Mother’s Day in Mexico falls on Monday, May 10, the day after the American celebration. of mother’s day.
“It will also be a busy day,” Guerrero said, adding that she hopes at some point next week to recover from a very busy few days so far.
Guerrero said no items were selling particularly well this year and that customers were coming for “a bit of everything.”
“I think this year, with COVID, people are okay with everything we’ve got,” she said.
Lisa Villegas, owner of Seed Cupboard Nursery near Royal City, said the most popular items she was selling this year were hanging flower baskets and garden decorations.
“Lots of plants and lots of gifts. It has been extremely busy, ”she said.
Seed Cupboard Nursery sells plants and gifts, as well as classes for people looking for decorating and gardening tips, Villegas said. This week, many mothers and their daughters came to make planting projects.
“It’s fun,” she said. “The whole week is a big week for sure.”
Russell said Porterhouse – which isn’t open on Sundays except for Mother’s Day, when it’s open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – will have a special Sunday menu, but as it won’t be allowed to have its normal buffet , the kitchen staff will be exceptionally busy cooking to order rather than providing the ample buffet.
“We can’t do this. It’s a totally different service, ”he said. “We’ll see how it works. It’s 2021, and you never know it until it happens. “
As expected, the menu should feature brunch items, such as cookies and gravy, blueberry French toast, bread pudding, breakfast burritos, and regular menu items, like prime rib. beef.
Russell said Ten Pin’s other restaurants – Papa’s Casino and Tap House – aren’t really Mother’s Day destinations and don’t see much change on Sunday.
“It’s kind of a sports bar and casino, so we get a little bit of business, but it’s not 100% about us,” he said.
But it’s about showing a little appreciation for mom, Russell said.
“This is the theme of a lot of restaurants for Mother’s Day. It’s a special day and you want to take care of your mother, ”he said.