Monday, January 27, 2014

Chow Down on Atlanta's Valentine's Day Specials

Whether it's love birds flocking the town or singles who are ready to mingle, wander no further than Atlanta for Valentine's Day festivities.

Prix fixe dinners at the city's hottest spots will set the mood for a night of romance. Share chocolate soufflé for two at 10th & Piedmont, fall in love with twin lobster tails at Aqua blue or dote on your date while enjoying Doty's menu flashback at Bantam + Biddy. After a three course meal, dance the night away with live music Milton’s Cuisine & CocktailsJCT. Kitchen & Bar is serving two specialty cocktails, the "Lady" and "The Tramp," that pair perfectly with their four-course menu.

Dreaming of going coastal for the holiday? Head to Ray’s Restaurants,  The Optimist or The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill for fresh chef specials. Sparks will fly in the city at Buckhead restaurants like Aria and  King + Dukewho  are both hosting a four-course Valentine's Day dinner. You'll be in the mood to say "ti amo" after celebrating the day with the romance of Italy at Osteria Cibo Rustico in Toco Hills or in Decatur at No. 246Hearth Pizza Tavern in Sandy Springs is tossing up three special pizzas to fit any mood: Stupid Cupid, French Kiss and the It's Not You, It's Me pizza. All three pies are topped with fresh, flavorful ingredients. 

HOBNOB Neighborhood Tavern offers a little something for everyone on V-Day. Dine with a date from 5-11 p.m. to enjoy a couple’s dinner including the regular menu plus chef’s specials. Singles can party the night away from 10 p.m.-2:30 a.m. with all-you-can-eat pizza and all-you-can-drink beer and bubbly. À la carte choices are just around the corner at Atkins Park Restaurant & Bar with items like pork belly confit and pan-roasted black grouper. Old Vinings Inn and RA Sushi Bar Restaurant  let lovebirds celebrate the whole weekend with specials from February 14-16. 

Willy's Mexicana Grill is keeping things spicy all month long. Bring in a Valentine's Day card to any Willy's location on Friday, February 14 and receive a special offer to use on a return visit. Talk about sharing the love! 

Nothing says "I love you" quite like a box of chocolates. Chocolate South has beautifully boxed chocolates to pass along to mom, dad, daughter or date. Try the Chocolates for Two box, the One and Only box or mix things up with the Cocktail Hour box. Sweet Dee’s Bakeshop is making hearts sing with heart-shaped brownie pops, cookies, red velvet cupcakes, pastries and other treats that everyone will love. 

For a special night in, Whole Foods Market has wine, flowers, recipes and treats to make the night one to remember. Need ideas? Try their recipe for low-roasted lamb tagine with dates.

Do you have a love story to tell? Submit your fairy-tale proposal to the Old Vinings Inn Facebook page for the chance to win a $100 gift certificate for a romantic dinner at the historic Vinings restaurant. Fans and friends can vote for their favorite love story through Thursday, February 13. The winner will be announced on the day of love itself, February 14!

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