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Mother's Day By the Numbers at Mother's Bistro

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Mother's Day is one of the busiest restaurant days of the year. So it makes sense to check in with Mother's Bistro and Mama Mia chef/owner Lisa Schroeder to see what goes down on Mom's big day at her always hopping downtown brunch hotspot. And, in this case, mother really does know best. Schroeder is the most recent recipient of the IACP's Chef/Restaurateur of the Year and the author of the cookbook Mother's Best: Comfort Food That Takes You Home Again.

So how many people do you serve on Mother's Day?
Lisa Schroeder: The most we've ever done was 830 between 9am and 3pm.

How many eggs do you crack for the day?
About 1,500, minimum.

What do moms like to order?
The most popular dishes are always eggs Benedict and crunchy french toast.

What's the worst thing a family member has pulled on "mom's special day?"
Families are always on their best behavior that day. Maybe not the next day, but at least at breakfast they tend to be well-behaved.

Any specials?
We are doing a crabcake eggs Benedict, a scramble with local asparagus and a special "M-O-M" cocktail with Mango puree, Orange juice, grand Marnier and champagne.
· Mother's Bistro [Official Site]
· All Previous Lisa Schroeder Coverage [Eater PDX]

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