Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

Panera’s Valentine’s Day Promotion Is a Spectacular Disaster

Source: Grub Street NY

Today, Panera Bread is offering what you might call an ambitious Valentine’s Day promotion: Propose to your valentine in a café during store hours today, and tweet about it, and your name goes into a drawing for a free Panera-catered wedding. Yes, you read that correctly: Proposing in Panera, …

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How to Pair Wine With Your Valentine’s Day Chocolate

Source: Grub Street NY

The best part of Valentine’s Day, of course, is the chocolate, which you will possibly — probably? — be tempted to try with a little bit of wine. Chocolate, however, is surprisingly difficult to pair with wine because it’s inherently bitter. Think of cocoa powder as the tannin of chocolate, …

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Fat Tuesday parties, Valentine’s Day dinners and more in metro Atlanta this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Gather at Park Tavern to celebrate Oysterfest this Saturday in Piedmont Park. Photo credit: Caren West PR.

Party in Midtown for Fat Tuesday. Make reservations now for Valentine’s Day. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following activities to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Tuesday, Feb. 13: Celebrate Fat Tuesday with the second annual Mardi Gras On The Square hosted by Colony Square Plaza from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The New Orleans-themed lunchtime party will feature classic hurricanes provided by the Sunshine ...

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Your Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day 2018

Source: Washingtonian Food

Whether you’re coupled up, flying solo, or just want to celebrate with friends, there’re fun things to do on and around Valentine’s Day. Who has the best chocolates? Anti-Valentine’s parties? Gifts for the s/o? See below. Don’t miss a new restaurant again: Subscribe to our weekly newsletters. Get Started Email Address Newsletters Best Stories of […]

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Fun Things to Do If You’re Single On Valentine’s Day

Source: Washingtonian Food

For some, February 14 is The Day That Shall Remain Nameless. If you fall into the Lonely Hearts Club, you could stay home, order Shake Shack on Postmates, and play Nazareth’s “Love Hurts” for the millionth time. Or you could say screw it and go out for cocktails with like-minded friends.  Iron Gate 1734 N […]

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The Best Places for Valentine’s Day Chocolate Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Whether you’re buying chocolate for friends, loved ones, or even yourself this Valentine’s Day, there’s no reason to skimp. Some of the best chocolate can be found at these independent shops and chocolatiers around Washington. Fleurir Chocolates 724 Jefferson St., Alexandria At this picture-perfect chocolate boutique in Alexandria, truffle flavors range from classic salted caramel […]

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BYT Weekly: What We Read, Thought, Felt February 5 – February 9, 2018

Source: Brightest Young Things DC

You’ve made it! You survived the week! Here’s what to take with you…

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Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Friends Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

In the age of girl squads, bromances, and endless group texts, who says you need a ball and chain to enjoy Valentine’s Day? Break out of seclusion and head out with your nearest and dearest.  Radiator 1430 Rhode Island Ave. NW BFFs and bros alike are invited to Radiator’s “Pal-entine’s Day” event on February 14th. […]

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How a Food Editor Hacks Valentine’s Day Dining Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

You know the scene: a restaurant filled with couples, all sipping a free glasses of “Champagne” (ahem, cheap sparkling wine) and dining on the same prix-fixe menu of “aphrodisiacs” (read: overpriced ingredients). Or you go to your favorite spot, only to find it more mobbed and expensive than usual. There’s a reason why people who […]

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Here’s What Our Top 25 Restaurants Have Planned for Valentine’s Day

Source: Washingtonian Food

Valentine’s Day reservations for our 100 Very Best Restaurants are filling up fast, and some are booked for February 14th (though we have the intel on waitlists, and where you can check for last-minute availability). Here’s what the top 25 eateries on this year’s 100 Very Best Restaurants have planned, from ultra-splurges to casual fried […]

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Where to bring your Tinder date in Atlanta this Valentine’s Day

Source: Atlanta Magazine

I attended more than a dozen weddings last year. When each couple was inevitably asked how they met, the answer, 50 percent of the time, was Tinder. And that was said sheepishly zero percent of the time. Six years after the dating app’s launch, it’s safe to say that Tinder has abandoned its nefarious past as “the hookup app.” So, if you’re looking for love this Valentine’s Day, you might just find it there—or at least you can find a hot person to drink with. Once you find a match, where should you meet? I may have been to a ...

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The Elegant Relic of Restaurant Row

Source: NY Times Food

Barbetta, with its jewelry-box décor and European roots, has been a theater district institution for more than a century. But is there a future for old-fashioned fine dining?

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10 places to RSVP for Valentine’s Day dinner in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Indulge in a five-course, prix-fixe Valentine’s Day dinner with broiled lobster tails and more at Petite Violette Restaurant.  / Photo credit: Randi Tucker.

If you’re thinking about staying in for dinner this Valentine’s Day, here are 11 reasons to go out.

First. One year, I went on a blind date on Valentine’s Day. The Guy and I were supposed to meet at a coffee shop then head over to a Mediterranean restaurant. It sounded like a good plan, but after waiting one hour for him (don’t ask why I waited), I started to leave, but my phone rang. It was ...

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The Cats at DC’s Cat Cafe Will Poop on your Ex’s Name

Source: Washingtonian Food

Now that Valentine’s Day is over, it’s safe to get back to the business of spurning your exes. Georgetown cat cafe Crumbs & Whiskers is here to help. Until the end of February, customers can write their exes’ names in Sharpie in a newly purchased litter box. You can also follow Crumbs & Whiskers on Snapchat […]

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Here’s Where to Get Free Valentine’s Day Food, If You’re Really That Desperate

Source: Grub Street NY

Because nothing says “love” quite like a dozen long-stemmed drumsticks, KFC is delivering bouquets of fried chicken to amorous eaters today. It’s one free bucket of “the best smelling” popcorn chicken, chicken strips, and Original Recipe drumsticks, but unfortunately the promo’s only good in New Zealand, …

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Take an Instagram food photography class and more food events this week

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Eat your heart out on Valentine’s Day and everyday with chocolate from Xocolatl. HANDOUT / Blue Hominy Public Relations.

Instagram food photography class. Gospel brunch. Lots of chocolate. There are several fun, food events happening in metro Atlanta, so add one or all four of the following to your calendar. Be prepared to eat, drink and have a grand ole time.

Tuesday, Feb. 14: If you want to give a sweet treat to yourself (singles get to celebrate Valentine’s Day too) or a significant other, head to Xocolatl for chocolate bars, drinking chocolate, gifts sets and more. And, ...

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6 restaurants for singles to celebrate Valentine’s Day in metro Atlanta

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Dive into a basket of tacos and Valentine’s Day themed drinks at The Original El Taco. HANDOUT / Phase:3 Marketing and Communications.

Why should couples have all the fun on Valentine’s Day? Tomorrow, celebrate being single at the following six restaurants, which will offer delectable dishes for bachelors, bachelorettes and besties. Dining specials will be valid Tuesday, Feb. 14 only.

TAP: Chef Tyler Williams will create a singles-themed food menu including, macaroni and cheese, English muffin pizzas and a ramen burger plus buckets of beer, $5 drafts and a complimentary glass of champagne for all single ladies.
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9 Great Local Shops for Valentine’s Day Sweets Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

Whether you’re buying them for your sweetheart, your friends, or just for yourself, here’s a list of some of the tastiest Valentine’s Day treats from local shops and bakeries. Buttercream Bakeshop 1250 Ninth St., NW  Pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac makes eye-catching (and delicious) treats year-round, and her Valentine’s collection is no different. Offerings range from […]

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Anti-Valentine’s Day Parties and Specials Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

No date for Valentine’s Day? No problem. These bars and restaurants are embracing the single life with all-night happy hours, dance parties, and a “broken-heart” brunch. Bar Deco 717 Sixth St., NW For ladies who love the wine, Bar Deco is celebrating #GalentinesDay (Leslie Knope’s favorite holiday on Parks and Rec). Head in on February […]

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Anti-Valentine’s Day Parties and Specials Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

No date for Valentine’s Day? No problem. These bars and restaurants are embracing the single life with all-night happy hours, dance parties, and a “broken-heart” brunch. Bar Deco 717 Sixth St., NW For ladies who love the wine, Bar Deco is celebrating #GalentinesDay (Leslie Knope’s favorite holiday on Parks and Rec). Head in on February […]

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