Friday February 14, 2014
Happy day of St. Valentine, LocalEaters! Here's a handful of holiday appropriate happenings around the web. If you're scrambling for last minute dining plans, sort through great locally owned restaurants nearby on the LocalEats app. It's probably wise to avoid French and Italian places at this late hour, but some restaurants will likely have bar seats available (just call!).
The Hungry Lobbyist asks D.C. bloggers, chefs and politicos about their V-Day dining plans. (Confession: I'm quoted in this. Warning! Not responsible for repercussions resulting from following my shoddy advice on romantic matters.)
Ben Collins of Esquire identifies the worst possible Valentine's Day gift: mayonnaise. The devil's condiment makes a pretty lousy gift any day though really.
Red Velvet Beet Chocolate Mouse from Veggie Desserts makes for an ideal homemade Valentine's dessert. Beets get a bum rap.
Subtly poison your man to heighten the romance with these boozy Valentine's gift ideas for dudes from The Daily Meal. Hard to go wrong with brown liquor or beer (any, so long as there's no fruit on the label)
Epicurious runs down "6 Cliche Valentine's Day Foods We Secretly Love." I'll buy fondue and chocolate covered strawberries, but I'm unwilling to believe people enjoy consuming the chalk-tastic conversation hearts.
The world's most romantic ribeye (spotted at Publix)