Whether you’ve been quarantining with your mom or haven’t been able to see her, Mother’s Day still lives on. Traditionally, my family would be going out for Sunday brunch to celebrate or I’d take it upon myself to make breakfast for everyone. The latter of which is still very much a viable option, but I thought this year I’d let someone else do the cooking.
With plenty of gift options you can either send (or bring) from a safe distance, Frankie in Jersey City is just one local business offering Mother’s Day brunch to-go packages. It’s also a great way for you to support not only the Hudson County community, but the restaurant industry as well who’s been hard hit by coronavirus shutdowns.
In an Instagram post this past weekend, Frankie announced their Mother’s Day specials which are available for pre-order to be picked up this weekend on either Saturday or Sunday. The packages are along the lines of breakfast in bed ($120), flower bouquets from JC’s Casa Mona, “mom’s stash” of wine ($120-$150) or a pastry box ($40)—including raisin and lemon scones, cinnamon chocolate donuts and croissants by Bourke Street Bakery.
My siblings and I jumped at the opportunity to get our pre-order in for the Breakfast in Bed package, which feeds four people and comes with the aforementioned pastry box; fingerling potato salad with dill, capers, mustard and olive oil; wild arugula and shallot salad; smoked salmon and pickled cauliflower; Quiche Loraine with pancetta, herbs and ramp; a bottle of Pet Nat (or natural wine); and a pint of strawberries.
Frankie also recently transformed their restaurant into a bottle shop and provisions store for the time being, selling their favorite wine selections, fresh produce, meat pies and sausage rolls and custom Frankie merch like tie dye tees. They even have offerings from fellow local businesses like Modcup and Pasta del Cuore. Everything is available via online pre-order and curbside pick-up or you can (safely) shop at Frankie Friday-Sunday from 12-8 pm.
This is just one way Frankie has managed to stay afloat during the crisis, and they intend on giving back to their staff as well during this difficult time through a Go Fund Me page.
“We loved every moment we shared with the Frankie family. Unfortunately, we must hit pause on dine-in services as we stop the spread of COVID-19. This leaves our tipped employees out of work and in need of help. Our employees created a Go Fund Me as a support system for one another. Many of our tipped employees rely on their wages for basic needs including food and rent. If you can donate it would be greatly appreciated, any sum counts.”
Main image by @frankieeatsjc