Photo by Erin.

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, guys. So, do you cook for that special woman or women in your life, or do you take them out for a nice brunch? On one hand, cooking for someone offers such a personal touch that it is sure to mean much more for your mom or the mother of your lovely children.

On the other hand, you don’t really want to set fire to the kitchen like last time, do you? OK, brunch it is. Here are a handful of places around town with Mother’s Day brunch specials that are sure to tantalize mom’s taste buds:

 RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge

RIVUE Restaurant and Lounge offers a beautiful view of the city and river from 25 stories up. Here, you can treat mom to a family-style buffet that includes a leaning tower of waffles, fresh seafood and roasted beef strip loin, herb-roasted chicken breast, an array of sides, and an assortment of desserts.

The RIVUE Mother’s Day Brunch is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Adults are $50, children ages 4-10 are $19, and children 3 and under eat free. Reservations can be made online or by calling 502-568-4239.

Sam’s Food and Spirits

Mom’s Sunday can be laid-back and special at Sam’s Food and Spirits at The Montrose in Clarksville, Ind. The brunch buffet includes breakfast favorites like waffles, egg casserole, biscuits & gravy, bacon, sausage, pastries and more; along with Sam’s Pot Roast, Fried Chicken, Lemon Pepper Cod, Baked Chicken Pasta, and a variety of sides, salads and desserts.

Seating times are 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Buffet cost is $17.99 for adults and $9.99 for kids age 3 to 10. Seniors and kids receive free soft drinks, tea or coffee. Call 812-945-3496 or 812-945-9757 for reservations. Sam’s at The Montrose is located at 318 W. Lewis & Clark Pkwy.

Bourbon’s Bistro

"OK, Mom, that's your last bourbon. Finish your eggs, and let's wrap this up." Photo by Drew Lawrence.

“OK, Mom, that’s your last bourbon. Finish your eggs, and let’s wrap this up.” Photo by Drew Lawrence.

We’re not suggesting you get your special lady drunk on Mother’s Day, but wouldn’t a splash of bourbon help set up that afternoon Mother’s Day nap? At Bourbon’s Bistro, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy the brunch buffet for $25 per person.

Executive Chef Jeff Bridges is preparing to bust out a pretty tasty array of Mother’s Day goodies: arugula salad, fresh fruit, fried chicken, homemade biscuits, sawmill gravy, french toast casserole, hot brown casserole, bacon, eggs to order, an omelet station and breakfast potatoes. In addition, bloody Marys and mimosas will be half-price. And did we mention there will be bourbon?

Reservations can be made online or by calling (502) 894-8838.

Z’s Oyster Bar

Maybe mom wants to slide a few oysters into her belly on Mother’s Day. OK, even if not, there will be a special Mom’s Day brunch menu, noon-8 p.m., along with Z’s usual lunch menu (dinner service begins at 5 p.m.). Don’t worry, Mom, you won’t have to eat shellfish or snails — Z’s has burgers and everything.

Z’s Oyster Bar’s East End location (the one serving up brunch) is located at 101 Whittington Pkwy. Reservations can be made online or by calling 502-429-8000.

Proof on Main

The folks at Proof on Main are celebrating the fact that Mom has the toughest job in the world.

If you’d like to say ”thank you” for all that hard work by treating her to brunch, Chef Levon Wallace will present a spin on the average Mother’s Day brunch with a three-course, prix fixe menu for $32, featuring some old-fashioned dishes inspired by Kentucky heritage. A special kids menu will be available as well, and brunch is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 502-217-6360 for reservations.