Chicagoans are a diverse bunch, with wide-ranging interests, styles and palates.
How did we get this way? Lots of unique, cool moms.
No matter how traditional (or not) the leading lady in your life may be, chances are good she'd be into a brunch date this Mother's Day (now that you're too old to bring her breakfast in bed).
Luckily, Chicago has a bevvy of mid-day dining spots, each as special and interesting as the moms that make up this city.
Check out our round up of some special places to spoil your Momma on Sunday--sorted by the type of lady we think would love it.
Did we miss any of your favorites? Let us know in the comments.
Ann Sather's got all your brunch basics covered, but let's be honest--it's all about the cinnamon rolls. If your mom's willing to splurge, this gooey treat delivers. 3416 N Southport Ave 3411 N Broadway St 5207 N Clark St 909 W Belmont Ave
Pork belly hash and lobster benedict and Nutella french toast, oh my! For a mom that loves an artistic meal with gourmet ingredients, Estate Ultra Bar's Mother's Day menu can't be beat. 1177 N. Elston
Fado Irish Pub brings a solid, stick-to-your-ribs midday menu. Corned beef hash, bacon omelettes and Irish sausage are sure to satisfy. 100 W Grand Ave
You can't complain about Fat Cat's inventive brunch menu--in part because your attention will be focused on their bloody mary cart. If your mom takes her Sunday cocktails seriously, she'll love getting to customize her drink with some unique ingredients. 4840 N Broadway St
BIN 36's brunch buffet has plenty of classic breakfast fare, but the centerpiece is a whole ham from Swan Creek Farms, cured in-house by Chef Caputo. 339 North Dearborn
Most of the ingredients in Markethouse's Mother's Day brunch buffet come from local farmers, or Chef Walton's own rooftop garden. The discriminating mom will notice--and appreciate it! 611 North Fairbanks Court
Before foodies got a hold of it, brunch was a delightful holdover at diners willing to push back their breakfast hours. Silver Cloud hearkens back to those days with classic greasy-spoon fare. 1700 N. Damen Ave.
Karyn's Cooked offers an all-vegan brunch menu, but that doesn't mean they skimp on style, or flavor. Their packed menu of cruelty-free dishes will please even the least-veg among you. 738 North Wells St.
Trying to squeeze in sightseeing AND brunching during your mom's visit? Kill two birds with one stone at Chicago Firehouse, built in 1905, the station used to serve Chicago royalty (the McCormick's, Fields' and more). Bonus--your leading lady can dine in the banquet hall that served as the backdrop for the movie <em>Backdraft</em>. 1401 South Michigan Ave.
Is your mom untraditional? So is Mercadito's special Madrecita brunch, featuring twists on traditional fare including huevos agohados and Eggs Benedict with a chipotle-hollandaise sauce. 108 West Kinzie St.
A picture taken on November 18, 2011 shows Noire de Bigorre cured ham from southern France during the European bi-annual Eurogusto slow food festival in Tours, central France. Slow Food, whose symbol is a red snail, promotes food that is 'good at a sensory level,' but also aims to educate people about traditional and wholesome means of production and defend biodiversity in the food supply. AFP PHOTO/ALAIN JOCARD (Photo credit should read ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)