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Where's everyone going for Valentine's Day?

yanks26dmb Feb 9, 2011 07:01 AM

Anyone going out? Looking for ideas/suggestions.

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    pine time RE: yanks26dmb Feb 9, 2011 07:44 AM

    Sorry, but will be cooking at home for Valetine's Day. Too many times in the past we were disappointed when restaurants crammed in more tables and we were "treated" to all the conversations of people 1 foot away from us, with mediocre food to boot. We'll do good filet mignons, wine, homemade bread and chocolate truffle brownies and go out on a less commericialized day.

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      cstr RE: pine time Feb 9, 2011 09:21 AM

      have to agree, V day is a time where I avoid going out to dinner instead, I'm opting for this Sat at Donovan's in LJ.

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        foodiechick RE: cstr Feb 9, 2011 09:59 AM

        Co-signed. New Years Eve and Valentines Day have become amateur hour, we gave up years ago. Opting to celebrate VD at an earlier date this week at Cucina Urbana. Romantic dinner at home on Monday.

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          Fake Name RE: foodiechick Feb 9, 2011 03:45 PM

          Agreed. CU on Friday early.

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            foodiechick RE: Fake Name Feb 9, 2011 08:57 PM

            Sniff. Us common folk have to settle for a Thursday resv.

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      mcgrath RE: yanks26dmb Feb 9, 2011 08:11 AM

      Understand and agree with Pine Time's post, but will be trying the Grant Grill this year in hopes of finding a modicum of serenity along with decent chow.

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        Ewilensky RE: yanks26dmb Feb 9, 2011 02:46 PM

        Cooking dinner at home for the wife.

        But I just came back from lunch at Cafe Chloe and their Valentine's Day dinner looked great while reading it. Of course, since I wasn't planning on going to it I have trouble recalling it now.

        Give them a call, I'm sure they'll read it to you over the phone.

        Cafe Chloe
        721 9th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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          Cathy RE: Ewilensky Feb 9, 2011 02:55 PM

          It is on Saturday night.

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            honkman RE: Cathy Feb 9, 2011 03:10 PM

            Actually it is on Monday:


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              Cathy RE: honkman Feb 9, 2011 05:33 PM

              Sorry. Opera Patissiere is Saturday night. $45 per person.

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          4wino RE: yanks26dmb Feb 9, 2011 03:19 PM

          Saturday at Addison.

          1. Beach Chick RE: yanks26dmb Feb 9, 2011 04:54 PM

            Jimmy Kimmel Live and then app's and drinks at Dan Tana's in We Ho..

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              honkman RE: Beach Chick Feb 9, 2011 05:07 PM

              Forget Dan Tana's, go to Animal for app's and some drinks afterwards at Roger Room (or Tar Pit).

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                foodiechick RE: Beach Chick Feb 9, 2011 08:56 PM

                Too. Much. FUN!!!

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                wrldtrvl RE: yanks26dmb Feb 10, 2011 06:08 AM

                A good friend of mine was a waitress for years at a top local restaurant. She always insists that going out on New Year's Eve or Valentine's means higher prices, lower quality, and more clsely-spaced tables. Yet, I hate to be stuck preparing and cleaning a big meal on V-day. What we usually do is some filet mignon (so easy to prepare), a nice salad (pre-made the previous day), lobster bisque (from Costco) fancied up, and a special treat from a bakery like Elizabethan. And, of course, a champagne splurge.

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