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