What To Eat/Drink/Do/Make on Valentine’s Day/Fat Tuesday


Whether you are a fan of Valentine’s Day or not it is a good excuse to get out and eat some good food and enjoy some good company. Or stay in and invite a date or friends over and share some food and drink. In fact, none of this requires a holiday to do but it’s always fun to take a theme and customize and celebrate how you want. And if you absolutely hate Valentine’s Day then just go with celebrating Fat Tuesday. Recipes at the bottom of the post!


To Eat:

1. Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting  with Master Sommelier Alpana Singhat the Boarding House.

Thursday, February 14, 2013, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

The Boarding House, 720 North Wells, Chicago, IL 60654

2. Takashi 8 Course Love & Hearts menus

Thursday, February 14, 2013

1952 N. Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

3. Be My Southern Valentine! at Big Jones . They will be offering a 5-course vegetable menu in addition to the tasting menu.

Thursday, February 14, 2013 5:00pm-9:00pm

Out & About:


1. Old Town School of Folk Music Salsa Congress

Friday, February 8, 2013 Friday 8:30 PM
4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL 6062
Chicago Reader Anti-Valentine's Day Party

2. Anti-Valentine’s Day Party 4th Annual Chicago Reader Anti-Valentine Party featuring a night of dancing and debauchery.

Logan Square Auditorium on February 14th at 8 pm
2539 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647

DIY Favors:


1. DIY Heart Mason Jar Great gift and project for all ages.


2. Cupid’s Truffle Skewers You never lose with truffles. Head over to The Etsy Blog to find out how to make these yummy skewers.



1.  Nerds’ Valentines Day Card  I love cards! A handwritten note is very personal and the ultimate in romance.

Meira T Arrow Necklace

2. Meira T Arrow Necklace Simple and beautiful. A necklace without the diamond would be just as special and easier on the bank account.


1. Love is in the Hair Come in with your sweetheart for a service together & you will receive TWO $10 Gift Certificates towards future services or retail. Or get beautified for your big nite out. Book a Makeup Application & a Blow-Out together for $70 {a $100 value}.

See Sine Qua Non website for details

DIY Food:


1. Be My Valentine Ice Cream Float from The Cards We Drew has a great recipe for a delicious float you can make with kids, friends, significant others…you get the idea.


2. Blood Orange Sangria from How Sweet It Is.  If this tastes as half as good at it looks then we are all info a treat. My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures.

Strawberry Milk Whoopie Pies

3. Last but not least, Strawberry Milk Whoopie Pies from Spinkle Bakes. Just simply looking at these cookies makes me smile.

Happy Valentine’s Day & Happy Mardi Gras!


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