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It's Mother's Day. Do you know where your brunch reservation is? Here's a few places you may not have thought to look.

How about fondue for brunch? Honey, it's never too early for cheese and wine. Melting Pot opens at noon on Sunday, May 9, and for $49 per person ($12 for children under 12), you'll get a champagne or sparkling wine toast, a four-course fondue fusion meal and a $25 salon gift certificate for ma. Or, go old-school brunch destination with the Plaza Grill at the Owhyee Hotel. The usual Sunday brunch gets a facelift with carved ham and prime stations for Mother's Day, and even if it's your regular brunch destination, you'll want a reservation at one of only three seating times--9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Adults are $18.95, kids 10 and under at $10.95 and tykes under 3 are free.

If you're looking for something completely new to the Sunday lineup, check out Locavore in Bown Crossing. If high end is more your thing, Berryhill and Co. will do it buffet style from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., and Chandlers is serving from a special brunch menu from 11 a.m-3 p.m. And here's one from left field: cute little French cafe in Nampa La Belle Vie will serve Mother's Day brunch 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Why the sudden 2C departure? To announce that La Belle Vie will be coming soon to the Boise Weekly card. Stay tuned for an update on when it'll be up and running.

Next week in Food News, we'll check in with a new downtown Boise restaurant. In the meantime, we'll discuss the ethics of outing a super-secret, super-rad underground food market. Is it still underground when Boise Weekly starts talking about it? Yeah, we're not so sure about that. But for this week, we'll leave you with one thing that is not underground but is still equally rad and noteworthy: The food festival season is almost upon us. Soon Food News will be nothing but festival announcements from Soul food to Greek food. First up, Russian Food Festival on May 14-15. Next up, Deli Days on June 24-25. Mark your calendars and we'll keep you posted.

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