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Valentine's Day

Chocolate and Hallmark aside, Valentine's Day is a high-pressure holiday for good dining. Ask Chowhounds about the best places to go for a Valentine's Day meal, and tell us your best (and worst) experiences! Also get advice on what to cook, from chocolate desserts to romantic pasta dishes.

Easy Shortcuts To a (Mostly) Homemade Valentine's Day Dinner

Valentine’s Day is on a weekday again this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t swing a memorable home-cooked dinner for your girlfriend, boyfriend, or even your mom (no judgements here!). The key...
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Pluckemin Inn

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by EDANTES 3 days ago

Went to Pluckemin Inn to celebrate Valentines. The meal did not disappoint. Appetizers were Lobster Salad, and grilled scallops, both were prepared with exquisite attention to detail, blending ...

What are you baking these days? February 2021 edition!

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 1 month ago

In time for Groundhog Day and a polar vortex in the Northeast, some species of winter everywhere. What are you preheating your oven for this month?

Favorite Valentine's Day indulgences...

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by gutreactions 4 years ago

What special foods or dining venues do you like to share during Valentine's Day?

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY - February 2020

RussTheRaccoon
by RussTheRaccoon 1 year ago

Happy February, we're moving right along through 2020! Punxsutawney Phil will soon let us know whether we should prepare for more freezing temperatures or look forward to warmer weather. It may b...

Weekly Menu Planning – February 2019

MidwesternerTT
by MidwesternerTT 2 years ago

Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in February. It's helpful if you can include your location and how many people you are feeding. Links to recipes are always ...

Ike's Sandwiches $6 on Valentine's Day

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"On Thurs, 2/14 only, get your favorite Ike's Sandwich for only $6 by showing this coupon at any participating location" https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/02/12/one-day-only-ikes-selling-all-sand...

Magnolias Valentine's Dress Code

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by hannahleppard 2 years ago

Hi! i’m going to Magnolias in Charleston with my boyfriend on Valentine’s day. I would like to dress up with a dress and pretty black heels, i don’t want to look overdressed though... would I be ok...

Necco Candy Hearts are gone: What alternatives?

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

Necco Candy Co. out of Boston went out of business last year and as a result there will be no pastel candy Valentine hearts this year. The company that bought them out did not have enough time to p...

What are you baking these days? February 2018 edition! [old]

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by buttertart 3 years ago

Here we are in the not terribly merry month of February, home to Valentine's Day at least. Seems to call for sweet treats for our sweeties...chocolate, anyone? What are you baking these days?

What's for Dinner #412 (February 2018) - Lover's Edition

MidwesternerTT
by MidwesternerTT 3 years ago

"All the world loves a ^food^ lover." : An only slightly modified version of the essay line by American poet Ralph Waldo Emerson. Because no cook creates a dish precisely as written... Her...

Zonin Brut Rosé (187 ml)

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

A small bottle (187 ml) with a screwcap closure of Zonin Brut Rosé made from 100% Nerello Mascalese grapes was a light and lively pre-Valentine's Day quick quaff for two to share. Pretty strawberry...

Where can I get a heart shaped pizza for Valentine's Day?

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by gutreactions 5 years ago

Would like to surprise my love with a heart shaped pizza on or around Valentine's Day. I hear that Gennaro's on Central Park Ave., Scarsdale prepares them by advanced order. Any others you know of?...

Something other than sugar cookies?

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by beagles8mydough 4 years ago

I make sugar cookies every year for valentine's day- hand painted with egg tempra, crystal sugared, chocolate drizzled... all pretty and well received and... ...boring. I am frankly sick of ...

Home-Cooked Valentine's Dinner

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by masha 4 years ago

Thought it would be fun to break out a discussion on home-cooked Valentine's Day dinners. Because it's a weeknight, I am keeping it pretty simple: Scallops & arugula risotto. Salad of bibb let...

Burger Kings in Israel selling an Adults-only Valentine's Day meal

EM23
by EM23 4 years ago

Bizarre promotion! The meal includes 2 Whoppers, 2 packs of french fries, 2 beers and an adult toy.

Needed: Earthshattering Valentine's Recipe for Heart Pan

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by Libranflight 4 years ago

I have this heart pan, that holds about 4 cups of ingredients. This leaves a little bit of expansion room before it hits the edge. I had to fill it with rice to figure it out. Any ideas for a ...

Spoon Pop-Up on Valentine's Day - John Tesar

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by mrfourpointo 4 years ago

I purchased two tickets plus the wine pairing and my wife and I are unable to attend. It is a pop-up dinner of Tesar's gone, but missed, Spoon. The dinner is for only 16 people. Additional informat...

Help finding "classy" place to take a date

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by Moogie007 5 years ago

I need help finding a "classy" place to take my girlfriend for Valentine's day. This is the first time since we started dating several years ago I can afford to take my girlfriend somewhere nice fo...

Family dinner group (11) on Valentine's

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by evex3 5 years ago

Hi, My dad is retiring soon and our family would like to take him out for a celebratory dinner. There will be 11 of us (3 kids, 8 adults) and the only date when we can all do it seems to be Sunda...

Valentine's Day Meals

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by arp29 5 years ago

Anyone making a special meal for Valentine's Day? I'm kicking around a few different options, but am not fully committed. My husband and I always stay in for Valentine's Day and each cook differen...