What’s happening in Philly this weekend: Mother’s Day deals edition

Iron Hill Brewery

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10. There are several eateries, restaurants, and breweries in the region that are offering up tremendous Mother’s Day takeout options and gift ideas. Making cherished memories with the special person in your life is within your grasps. 

Bluebird Distilling Juniperus Gin

(Bluebird Distilling Juniperus Gin)

For the gin-loving mom, Bluebird Distilling Juniperus Gin is the ultimate gift. Made 100% from scratch, the gin has notes of citrus zest, pepper, evergreen, and melon. Bluebird Distilling’s Founder and Master Distiller, Jared Adkins, distills the botanicals in separate batches, allowing him to create a spirit that’s one-of-a-kind. The gin is blended to bottling proof with fresh cucumber water adding a perfect touch of freshness and balanced finishing notes of cucumber and sweet spice. Bluebird Distilling was awarded PA Gin Distillery of the Year at the NYC International Spirits Competition in 2015 in celebration of this spirit.

Bluebird Distilling Juniperus Gin is available for purchase online here (PA Ship Only) at $39.99. It is also available for curbside pick-up at the Bluebird Distilling distillery in Phoenixville, PA.

• Boardroom Spirits

Boardroom Spirits LLC - Lansdale, PA | Groupon

(Boardroom Spirits)

Get mom what she really wants – a bottle of her favorite spirit. Boardroom Spirits is offering pickup and delivery of their award-winning vodka, gin, specialty spirits and hand crafted pre-batched cocktails. Not sure what to get? Boardroom Spirits is also offering e-gift cards so mom can pick out her own cocktail or bottle;  $5 flat rate delivery fee within 30 miles of distillery (including Philadelphia). Place orders online here.

• The Bourse Food Hall

(The Bourse Philly // Photo by Lexy Pierce // PUNCH Media)

The Bourse, Philadelphia’s artisanal modern food hall located in Old City, is offering a Mother’s Day Basket with gifts and goodies from 4 food hall vendors. The basket serves 4-6 people and includes:

Felt Flower — Art Star
Bloody Mary Mix with spicy salt for rim and pickled vegetable garnish (12 oz.) — Grubhouse
Spring Vegetable Quiche (ready to re-heat and serve) — Grubhouse
12 oz. Bag of Ground Coffee — Menagerie Coffee
Half Dozen Muffins, 3 Chocolate Chip + 3 Blueberry — Scoop DeVille

The Bourse Mother’s Day Basket is available for $82, which includes the brunch items, delivery + tip. Those interested should head to the link here to pick a desired delivery time, ranging from Saturday, May 9, at 8:30 a.m. to Sunday, May 10, at 10:30 a.m. The delivery radius includes West Philadelphia to Old City and South Philadelphia, up to Kensington.

Additionally, for those looking for a special sweet treat for mom, Barry’s Buns, The Bourse’s pastry purveyor specializing in cinnamon and sticky buns, is doing a Bun Pick Up on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 from 9-11 a.m. at The Bourse. Guests can choose from cinnamon rolls, Jewish Apple Cake, Butter Cake, Crumb Cake, and Sticky Buns. All pastries must be pre-ordered by Sunday, May 3 at the Google Doc here. All orders must be pre-paid by credit card or Venmo.

The ChopHouse

(The Chophouse)

The Chophouse is offering a prix-fixe Mother’s Day steakhouse feast for the whole family. The menu offers a choice of an appetizer including Lobster Bisque and Classic Caesar Salad, main courses including dry-aged strip steak, filet mignon, and crab cakes, a side, and a dessert including Key Lime Pie and NY Cheesecake. Additionally, add on a bottle of Champagne, Chardonnay, Cabernet or Pinot Noir for $20. Orders can be called in to 856-566-7300 and the full menu can be found here. Pricing is $42.50 per person. Pre-orders are encouraged to be placed by noon on Saturday, May 9 for pick up on Sunday, May 10.


(Fond // Photo by Lexy Pierce // PUNCH Media)

Fond, the acclaimed contemporary American restaurant on Passyunk Square, is offering Mother’s Day brunch specials from Chef Jessie Prawlucki-Styer, ready to re-heat and serve, for pick-up on Saturday, May 9, and Sunday, May 10. All orders must be placed by Wednesday, May 6. Specials include:

– Quiche ($22) — a 9-inch pie with bacon, caramelized onion, gruyere, broccoli, cheddar
– French Toast Bread Pudding ($22) — a 9-inch pie with vanilla-nutmeg custard, and strawberry rhubarb sauce
– Devils Food Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Buttercream ($5)
– Red Berry Shortcake ($5) with whipped mascarpone, vanilla sponge cake, lavender-macerated strawberries and raspberries
– House-made Chocolates ($26 for 12 pc box) — Dark chocolate hearts with a vanilla caramel center, Ruby with earl grey white chocolate center

Fond’s pop-up food market with The Dutch will also be open all Mother’s Day weekend for ready-to-eat Cinnamon Buns, Lemon Poppyseed Pound Cake, a selection of pastries and bread, and more.

Head to to view the menu, call ahead and place your order.


(Forsythia// Photo by Lexy Pierce // PUNCH Media)

Forsythia, Old City’s modern French restaurant and bar from Chef Christopher Kearse, is treating mom to the ultimate Mother’s Day with a decadent and French-inspired gift basket, including:

Bottle of Chardonnay
$20 gift card for mom to spend later
4 oz. jar of black truffle Champagne jam
4 oz. jar of pistachio pistou
4 oz. jar of Forysthia’s duck spice
3 oz. portion of lam chopper cheese (Netherlands, sheep, pasteurized)
4.5 oz of saucisson sec sausage (French dry-cured garlic sausage)

This exclusive gift basket, sure to make mom feel like a queen on her special day, is available for $100. There is only a limited amount available, so those interested should call the restaurant at 215-644-9395. Pickup instructions will be given upon order.

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

(Iron Hill Brewery)

Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will be offering a Mother’s Day brunch and dinner available for take-out and curbside pickup.  Their brunch menu for 2 offers a broccoli and cheese quiche and fresh fruit ($16), with the option to add a dozen cinnamon rolls for an additional $10. The dinner menu includes a ham dinner for 4 ($32), a salmon dinner for 2 ($26), and a ribeye steak dinner for 2 ($40), all served with tossed salad, roasted mixed vegetables and roasted potatoes. Dinner add-ons include fresh lobster tails and shrimp skewers, ready to be cooked. Locations in NJ will also be offering make your own mimosa kits, which include 10 oz containers of orange juice and 2 splits of champagne for an additional $15.

Orders must be placed by Thursday, May 7, for pick up on Saturday, May 9. Limited orders available, call your nearest Iron Hill location to place an order today.

Tamworth Garden Damson Plum Gin

(Tamworth’s Damson Gin // Photo courtesy of Quaker City Mercantile)

Tamworth’s Damson Gin is an incredibly drinkable 60-proof botanical spirit from an infusion of tart damson plums with juniper, bitter orange, anise hyssop and hops. The herbaceous gin sits at a lower proof for perfect sipping and has a delightful aroma of fresh stone fruit and blood orange with bright nuances of fresh pine. The finish has lingering juiciness and sticky juniper aromatics. This extremely palatable spirit has a medium sweet taste ideal for enjoying neat or in a cocktail, like the Lavender Negroni.

Tamworth Damson Gin can be purchased online at Art in the Age (PA Ship Only): $55

Thirsty Dice

Thirsty Dice

(Thirty Dice)

Thirsty Dice Board Game Café is packaging up everything mom needs with their Mother’s Day Comfort Crate. Inside is everything you need to make French toast with fruit compote and Godshall’s breakfast turkey sausage. You can bundle it wit featured games for families like “Dixit” or with mimosas for mom with bottles of De Perriere Brut.

Meal kit – $22
Meal kit with mimosa kit – $40
Meal kit with mimosa kit and Dixit – $75

Taxes and delivery charge not included. All orders will be pre-orders available online and will be ready for pick up or delivery on Saturday, May 9.

The Twisted Tail

(The Twisted Tail)

The à la carte menu includes delicious brunch dishes, such as Blueberry Pancakes ($12) and French Toast ($13) as well as The Twisted Tail signature dishes, such as a Whole Fried Chicken ($32), traditional cornbread ($11) and Beignets ($10). Country Ham ($29), Roasted Salmon ($29) and Prime Rib ($37) are also on the menu for those going all out this Mother’s Day — because she deserves it.

The full menu can be found here.

All orders must be placed by Thursday, May 7, at 8 p.m. by calling the restaurant at 215-558-2471.

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