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Your mom — she’s more than the butt of many, many jokes. She’s also the woman who raised you up right-ish. (You are reading the Gazette, after all.)

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BBQ Brisket Benedict with coffee, orange juice, and Kir Royal (Creme de Cassis and Champagne), at Fancy That on Main Street in Norman.   mh
  • BBQ Brisket Benedict with coffee, orange juice, and Kir Royal (Creme de Cassis and Champagne), at Fancy That on Main Street in Norman. mh

Your mom — she’s more than the butt of many, many jokes. She’s also the woman who raised you up right-ish. (You are reading the Gazette, after all.)

As it does every year, Mother’s Day has come and you are considering making her breakfast in bed. It’s a little creepy since she took away your key, but it’s a nice thought. What if, instead of burning some eggs and splattering grease on the backsplash, you took her someplace nice?

Your mom gets around ... a lot ... so it’s time to take her somewhere new. For instance, if you’re not a frequent visitor to Norman, she might be intrigued and delighted by a stop at Fancy That, 215 E. Main St.

Formerly a bakery, Fancy That has been transitioning the business into a white tablecloth, upscale eatery since it was purchased by owner Tom Slatt over four years ago.

He said brunches are always packed, and Mother’s Day is the busiest day of the year. (Don’t forget the holiday is this Sunday.) Reservations are accepted for tables of six or more, though, so if you hurry, you might still grab a spot for the family.

While you’re there, try the barbecue brisket eggs Benedict ($10.50), which Slatt started serving years ago in Dallas. The dish starts with Texas toast and adds a slow-roasted brisket, braised greens, a BBQ hollandaise sauce and, of course, poached eggs. Top it all off with crispy onions and you have a nice Southern twist on a brunch staple.

For a rustic spin on a fancy brunch, there is Lottinvilles, 801 Signal Ridge Drive, in Edmond. Manager Zac Beverage said Lottinvilles has been taking Mother’s Day reservations since before Easter.

Bubble and Squeak at Silks restaurant for Sunday Brunch at Remington Park.  mh
  • Bubble and Squeak at Silks restaurant for Sunday Brunch at Remington Park. mh

“We serve our same menu, but with more,” he said. “We add a carving station, entree items and usually some chilled seafood, like peel-and-eat shrimp or crab legs.”

Beverage said many employees bring in their families to enjoy the food.

“I do bring my mom in, but I’m usually working,” he said. “A lot of our families come because it’s the only time we see them. Mother’s Day is so busy, we usually work 12 or 14 hours.”

As if your mom didn’t already have enough spice in her life, you can try to titillate her taste buds with a burst of southwest cuisine from Green Chile Kitchen Route 66, 12 E. Main St., in Yukon.

Biscuits and gravy might seem like old hat, but that’s because you haven’t tried the green chile cheddar biscuits and gravy ($6) on for size. Remember, your mom can’t express her disappointment in your choices if she can’t feel her mouth.

Now this food might seem familiar, but Green Chile Kitchen specializes in New Mexican food, so take it slow as you dig into the Classic New Mexico Burrito Plate ($12). There’s plenty of heat hiding inside this tortilla.

So maybe you would like to wet your whistle with brunch at a restaurant that’s a big departure from your mom’s usual haunts: The Pump Bar, 2425 N. Walker Ave.

First things first: No one under 21 is allowed in this establishment.

So, if the grandkids are coming, too, you might want to find another party spot. But if everyone is of legal drinking age, you can spend Mother’s Day getting your mom buzzed on a variety of bloody marys, Tiki drinks or something called an “Irish breakfast” shot.

Hungry? Good. In addition to a spicy chorizo eggs Benedict ($12), The Pump is particularly proud of its breakfast burger ($11), which combines a beef patty with bacon, cheese, hollandaise sauce and a poached egg on a toasted bagel.

Whether you’re playing Cornhole, talking with a bunch of bikers or just listening to Harry Potter audiobooks in the bathrooms, it’s a Mother’s Day experience none of you are soon to forget.

The Classic New Mexico Burrito Plate at Green Chile Kitchen Route 66 turns up the heat on Mother’s Day brunch. (Garett Fisbeck)
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • The Classic New Mexico Burrito Plate at Green Chile Kitchen Route 66 turns up the heat on Mother’s Day brunch.

Maybe your mom misses you and wants to reminisce about your childhood ... or maybe not. If everybody is okay with just enjoying the day without a lot of talk, then you’ll need something to do while you eat.

That’s where Silks Restaurant at Remington Park, 1 Remington Place, comes in. The menu will have you eating like a horse as the ponies take a trot around the oval.

One notable dish is Bubble and Squeak ($12), which crams a trifecta of great flavors in your mouth all at once. Poached eggs and hollandaise are givens, but the fried potato patties filled with cabbage, bacon, cheddar and onions and a pair of kielbasa sausage links on the side will fuel you for a day at the races.

The white-tablecloth, multi- tiered dining room is elegant for mom’s special day, and the TV on the table means you won’t have to look up from your French toast to see if Toastee French is going to pay off in the third.

Wherever you go, remember to figure out if you or your brother are paying for brunch before you get there.

That poor woman has put up with enough without you two ruining yet another Mother’s Day.

The Pump’s breakfast burger. (Garett Fisbeck)
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • The Pump’s breakfast burger.

Print headline: Birthright, This holiday, take your mom someplace nice for brunch. She deserves it.

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