Los Angeles Times

Say hi to your mother

The mother at Mother's Federal Hill Grille is nobody's mom. It's none other than owner Dave Rather. Here's how Rather tells it: "Mother Dave was a nickname in college. I always planned parties or group events, and had a side business called Mom's Social Club. We'd take people to New Orleans for Jazz Fest, and did New Year's Eve and special events. That's kind of where it came from."

Barbara Haddock Taylor, Baltimore Sun