Mother’s Day Brunch in Morristown

Bring Mom into the Grasshopper off the Green for an early Brunch this Mother’s Day!Mothers Day Brunch at the Grasshopper Morristown

Mom will love Brunch at the Grasshopper Morristown! Great food, a cozy atmosphere, and plenty of room for ALL the family to celebrate her!

Come on in and enjoy this Mother’s Day the Irish way, great food, good drink with family and friends. It’s our tradition.

Mother’s Day Brunch is May 8th from 10AM to 2PM!    Dinner served from 3PM on.

Grasshopper Morristown, NJ has plenty of parking behind the building in the public parking lots!

Mother’s Day Brunch Specials

Traditional Irish Breakfast 11

Two eggs any style, traditional Irish sausage, rashers, pudding, grilled tomato, baked beans

and a choice of toast with home fries or French fries

Granola 8

With fruit and yogurt

French Toast 9

With organic maple syrup and fresh fruit

Blueberry Pancakes 9

With fresh bananas and walnuts

Egg White Spinach Omelet 9

With fresh fruit

Western Omelet 8.50

Three eggs with onions, sweet peppers, & ham served with choice of toast and home fries or French fries

Old Irish Style Fish and Chips 9.50

Beer battered fresh scrod deep fried with French fries served with lemon and tartar

Irish Breakfast Sandwich 10

Two eggs any style, rashers, irish sausages, and black & white pudding on a long roll with French fries

Black Angus Steak & Eggs 11

10oz sirloin with two eggs any style served with home fries or French fries and a choice of toast

with a choice of home fries or French fries

Eggs Benedict 10

Two poached eggs with Canadian bacon on an English muffin topped with fresh hollandaise sauce

served with home fries or French fries

Huevos Rancheros 9

With fried eggs, corn tortilla, refried beans, avocado, melted pepper jack cheese and salsa Verde

Tea & Coffee



100 Anniversary of Mother’s Day! 

In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson launched the national holiday for Moms!  With the stroke of a pen on a proclamation Mother’s Day was born.

According to Andrew Phillips, curator at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, the notion of a Mother’s Day was initially a “fairly radical idea,”  Part of the broader movement toward women’s rights and equality in the 1860s and ’70s. Julia Ward Howe’s 1870 poem “A Mother’s Day Proclamation,” coming just after the carnage of the Civil War, was really a call for peace. (You may know Howe for writing “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”)

Anna Jarvis’ mother, Ann Maria Reeves Jarvis, was an activist who offered medical care to soldiers of both sides during the war, primarily in West Virginia. She organized Mothers’ Day work clubs, aid organizations that tried to lower infant mortality, among other public health projects.

It was her death on May 9, 1905, that led to what we know as Mother’s Day.

Around the second anniversary of her mother’s passing, Anna Jarvis honored her at a small gathering of friends at her home in Philadelphia. And on May 10, 1908, Jarvis arranged for 500 white carnations, her mom’s favorite flower, to be handed out in a ceremony at the Grafton, W.Va., church where her mother had taught Sunday school.

The campaign for an official Mother’s Day would slowly build, starting with proclamations by communities in West Virginia, then spreading to other cities and states. West Virginia made it a holiday in 1910. Jarvis, who started a group called Mother’s Day International Association Inc. (she was president), and others lobbied government officials by writing thousands of letters.

And on May 8, 1914, the U.S. Congress, in a joint resolution, established the second Sunday of May as Mother’s Day. The next day, Wilson issued a proclamation. The document (a copy of which is in the Hallmark exhibit) urged Americans to display flags “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”

Jarvis thanked the president (“Your Excellency”) in a letter. Mother’s Day, she wrote, would be “a great Home Day of our country for sons and daughters to honor their mothers and fathers and homes in a way that will perpetuate family ties and give emphasis to true home life.”

*excerpts of this article courtesy of

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