Valentine's Day is coming up, and you're wondering what to do that's out of the ordinary without making the whole day seem like a cliché. After all, it is on a Monday this year...but at least one of you (hopefully both) still wants to celebrate.
So what to do? Here are some local ideas for celebrating Coastside:
Check out the 's Valentine's Day special. Would one of you prefer champagne to beer? Like the Brewing Company says, the day "doesn't have to be a compromise." A multi-course dinner comes with a flute of LaNebbia champagne and a Mavericks microbrew.
Sick of Valentine's Day always being a one-on-one affair? A Grape in the Fog is hosting a soiree, which promises to be a little more social than a date. Live music will kick off the evening at 6pm and there's a $7 tapas menu plus wines from all over the world. Reservations are requested.
Spend a day at the Sharp Park Pier and Promenade flying a kite, or trying to catch some fish. Later, have a picnic or take a hike on the surrounding trails.
Cook a special seasonal meal together featuring a Coastside favorite - crab. Check out Amy Fothergill's and Gabriela Segovia-McGahan's column for how to put together some nice yet simple-to-prepare meals -- from crab saffron risotto to garlicky crab pasta, Adobo and a killer pesto.
Instead of buying cut flowers with a shelf life, why not give a beautiful potted plant as your gift? The and are good choices to select your offering. Also, Pacifica's has a great selection of beauties you won't have to throw away in a week.
After all, it is just another day...isn't it?