Tag: valentine’s day

Event Pick: Cupid Turns Evil for ‘A Valentine’s Day Haunted House’

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The dedicated crew at Bennett’s Curse is taking Valentine’s Day to a creepy, dark place this weekend by going back to Cupid’s roots.

“Love, Harbor East” Valentine’s Day Giveaway Series

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This Valentine’s Day, get #lovebombed by Harbor East with a series of giveaways and sweet surprises when you shop and dine in the neighborhood.

Hot Plate: Valentine’s Day, The Local Fry Turns Two, Whisky Weekend at Magdalena & The Ivy Hotel

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Star anise-dusted venison is on the Valentine’s Day menu at The Milton Inn.

It’s that time of year when hearts, flowers and prix fixe menus dominate the restaurant scene. It’s Valentine’s weekend! Baltimore restaurants do have a lot of big plans in the works for the holiday, but this week offers more than chocolate.

Here’s a look at what’s happening in and around town:

A Roundup of Baltimore’s Best Valentine Cards

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Gone are the days when we made valentines in school out of paper plates and doilies, relishing guilt-free in the seemingly unlimited craft supplies, and handing out democratically the finished product to everyone we knew. Sure we might celebrate with friends, or secretly hope for a homemade card from the kids, but let’s face it: We are adults now, by golly, and we usually have to narrow it down to one special valentine these days. We all know to book the reservations in advance, and pick up the flowers, but who has time to make a card? Still, nothing says “I love you” quite like that timeless tradition of writing those exact words. 

OpenTable Ranks Baltimore the 10th Most Romantic U.S. City

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Baltimoreans know their city holds plenty of romantic appeal to balance out its grit, but now we have relative proof, thanks to a new list from dining reservation service OpenTable.

Dishy Dining: What’s Happening for Valentine’s Day at Baltimore’s Restaurants

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Cinghiale’s spinach ravioli with black trumpet mushrooms, pignoli and housemade mozzarella (photo credit: Britt Olsen-Ecker)

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, which means that when it comes to dinners out to celebrate, Baltimore’s lovebirds have lots of choices. As usual, local restaurants have a lot planned for the holiday, from cooking classes to special menus.

With only a week to go before the big day, it’s time to make your reservations. Here’s a look at what restaurants have in store for Valentine’s Day 2017:

Baltimore Business Offers Local Flowers with a Conscience for Valentine’s Day

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Local Color Flowers

Buying flowers is a Valentine’s Day standard, and few gifts make someone feel as admired as a big, vibrant bouquet. A study by Rutgers University researchers in 2005 concluded that flowers have both an immediate impact on happiness and a long-term positive effect on mood. People who are regularly around flowers demonstrate a higher sense of life enjoyment and satisfaction. They are a fail-safe gift that everyone loves. But have you ever considered the environmental impact of buying flowers?

Baltimore Valentine’s Day Parties: 3 For and 3 Against 

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Enchantment Under the Sea (via CityFam)
Enchantment Under the Sea (via CityFam)

catch of the day fish (2)Valentine’s Day falls serendipitously on a weekend this year, but it still can divide an event schedule. Even if the Hallmark side is too inside the box (of chocolates), there are plenty of ways to embrace Valentine’s Day in the city. Some of those include getting in touch with your hatred of the lovey holiday. Here are a half-dozen events happening this weekend:

Have a Cozy Valentine’s Day at Home

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No reservation needed.

Want to treat your Valentine to a romantic dinner? Take your date to the best place in town—your place. Whether you’re an experienced chef or new to cooking, here’s how to make your date night delicious:

  1. Start with a cheese plate. Pair this Valentine’s Day cheese bundle with crackers, jam, and nuts. 
  2. Make dinner together. Pick up a Surf & Turf bundle or choose a dish. Is your Valentine vegetarian? Try this Lemon Pesto Pasta with Edamame.
  3. Cozy up with your favorite romantic comedy and enjoychocolate for dessert.
And, hey, our Valentine’s Day bundles are on sale! Not every day you get a Valentine that’s both romantic and thrifty.
 

Treat Your Valentine
 

 

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