V-Day in the OP

A look at some lovely local specials.

Regardless of how you may feel about the holiday, you should probably do something nice. You both deserve it. Here's a look at local restaurant and food specials. Downtown Oak Park has a rundown of some shopping specials, too.

, 104 N. Marion St.
Valentine's brunch menu — red velvet pancakes! — on Saturday; special menu on Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday.

, 1111 Lake St.
Heart-shaped pizzas Friday through Tuesday; half-off wine bottles on Saturday and Sunday; Valentine's Day dinner with heart-shaped raviolis on Tuesday.

225 Harrison St.
Special Valentine's day menu, Feb. 10-14 (Regular dinner menu also available)

, 814 North Boulevard
Heart-shaped pizzas and a contest for an overnight stay at the Carleton Hotel and a $100 Cucina Paradiso gift card. For the forlorn lovers, they're offering a special dessert menu, with items like "Cold Shoulder" Gelato and "Bittersweet Ending" triple mousse.

Puree's Pizza and Pasta, 1023 Lake St.
Heart-shaped pizzas Friday through Sunday.

Burger Boss, 7512 W. North Ave. in Elmwood Park
Stuff each other's faces with a big burger nestled between a special, extra-large Brioche "lovers" bun, prime for splitting.

Delia's Kitchen, 1034 Lake St.
Friday through Tuesday, they'll be serving a chocolate brioche French toast with fresh strawberries and chocolate sauce and a red velvet heart shaped pancake served with cream cheese.

, 905 S. Lombard Ave.
We hear the Whoopie Pies (3 for $8; 6 for $16) are flying out the door. Bring the fam to Buzz's Valentine's Day family dinner on Tuesday, which features pre-set pricing ($30 for adults; $15 for kids) for an adult menu, kids menu and vegetarian menu. BYOB. Act quick, spots filling up fast.

, 800 South Oak Park Ave.
Down craft pints and wines as musician Steve Sebby kicks out the Love Jams. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

, 1119 Lake St.
Munch together on some cupid "cupid crunch" popcorn made with red-hot cinnamon, or indulge in some chocolate drizzle carmel corn.

Unity Temple, 875 Lake St.
Go big with fine wine, gourmet chocolates and a jewelry sale, all set against the candlelit ambiance of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece.

144 South Oak Park Ave.
Condimentar las cosas con un menú especial del Día de San Valentín

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Casey Cora (Editor) February 10, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Just saw this one, via Lake Street Kitchen + Bar's Facebook page: "Tonight (Friday) Lake Street is THE PLACE to be! Live Music (9-11pm)! Single Mingle Mixer (9pm-2am)! Valentine's special drinks from the bar and chef's specials from the kitchen (of course we've got your regular menu)! Open til 2 am! Spend your Friday at Lake Street ... we've got something for everyone!"
Casey Cora (Editor) February 10, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Can't believe I forgot about this one, especially after writing about it last week, via Avenue Ale House FB page: "The Avenue ALe House knows your Heart! This weekend let us give you something special like a dinner for two that includes gourmet bread, choice of 2 soups, 2 salads, and 2 desserts, and each of you will get a Surf N Turf Entree with Filet Mignon and Lobster tail For only $99! We have more Valentine's Day Specials as well, all of this from 2/9/12-2/14/12." And here's last week's story about new chef David Anderson: http://oakpark.patch.com/articles/david-johnson-new-oak-park-avenue-ale-house-chef
Desiree February 10, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Corepower Yoga at 7513 Lake St. in River Forest has a free 75 minute partner yoga class at 6pm. Stay after and try some wine pairings and cheese!!
Desiree February 10, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I forgot to mention it is on Saturday Feb. 11th.
Casey Cora (Editor) February 10, 2012 at 11:17 PM
Thanks, Desiree! That sounds...intimate.


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