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Blues-Inspired Mom’s Day Brunch & Other F.C. Food Specials This Sunday

Sunday is for honoring Mom, not subjecting her to your failed kitchen experiments. So, do yourself –and her– a favor, and rather than risk a Sunday visit from the Falls Church Fire Department, check out the Mother’s Day specials these Falls Church restaurants are serving up.

Mad Fox Brewing Company (444 West Broad Street, has a music and food Mother’s Day celebration with a blues-inspired brunch menu featuring New Orleans-flavored items like beignets, andouille sausage hushpuppies, gumbo and crab cake benedict. A complete menu can be seen at

Providing the soundtrack for Mad Fox’s fiesta for Mom is George Mason High School’s own Lu and the Blues Crew, a five-piece blues and rock group playing a mix of music including hits from The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, B.B. King and more.

Mad Fox’s Mother’s Day brunch runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday. Reservations are recommened and can be made online at or by telephone at 703-942-6840.

Down the street at Ireland’s Four Provinces (105 West Broad Street,, a Mother’s Day brunch along with a special three-course Mother’s Day dinner is on tap for the Irish restaurant and pub.

The dinner for Mom starts off with a first course choice of shrimp bisque, potato leek soup or tomato and mozzarella and follows with main course options including a filet and crab cake, roasted grouper and chicken “Oscar” (chicken breast topped with lump crab meat and hollandaise.) A fresh strawberry shortcake with raspberry coulis will be served for dessert.

As for brunch, three seatings are available starting at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations for brunch in the dining room are required while patio seating will be available on a walk-in basis, weather permitting.

Reservations for both brunch ($19.95) and dinner ($27.95) may be placed by calling 703-534-8999.

Just outside the City limits, Open Kitchen (7115 Leesburg Pike, will be honoring Mom with their regular menu along with some new spring-time dishes including a green papaya chicken salad, grilled salmon with saffron scallop nage, grilled squash and fresh herbed risotto, a jumbo lump crab cake with tarragon butter sauce and, a dessert inspired by Open City’s Chef Shearod’s Mom, a gooey butter cake with fresh seasonal berries.

Open City is open from 5 – 10 p.m. this Sunday; reservations can be made on their website at