- TerriS Feb 13, 2002 04:51 PM
Even though I'm a newlywed, I am annoyed by Valentine's Day as a concept and have resolved to have a girls' night out with a group of singles and not-so-singles. I am trying to think of a place where we can get drinks and munchies without being surrounded by smoochy couples. I was thinking tapas, but Jaleo might be packed. Meze in Adams Morgan? Or should we just go to an Irish pub and drink the night away? Creative suggestions appreciated.
Respectfully, but you might want to consider a restaurant that caters to a great many attorneys.
Valentine's Day, especially for a couple recently married, is a day to be celebrated together-not alone. I have flown back from Europe just to be with my wife on this day. I felt it was that important.
Please don't be offended but you may want to reconsider.
I've known couples together for 40 years that still hold hands-even when no one is looking.
Hi TerriS - hope you had a nice time last night. I, too, am greatly annoyed by all the valentine, mass market money hype.
But I agree with Joe. Although my husband (who thinks every day should be Valentines!) and I do not celebrate this faux holiday by exchanging gifts or lighting candles or eating too much chocolate, we do exchange kisses and hugs and pick a special restaurant for dinner.
I have been visiting Chowhound, making lists of great and new places to explore. Sadly, on Wednesday my sweet chunk announced his Lenten diet plans: salad only until Easter/Passover. On Thursday, I bought him a can of Valentine Veg-All and we dined in: I warmed his veggies and plated my Thai take-out. The point, for us, is that we enjoyed a wonderful valentine together without supporting a faux holiday.
Wow, I'm so glad people care about whether or not I spend this random Thursday with my husband or not. In the interest of chowhounding, I will inform you that I went to the Dubliner, which still had a pretty high number of smoochy couples (and even worse, smoochy TOURIST couples :) ). But the potato skins were cheesy, the spinach dip was creamy, and the beer was aplenty.
As for the rest of the holiday, I direct you to the Washington Post article below. I'll take a lifetime of days spent being good to each other over one dinner on a random Thursday any time. Cheers.