Call me cranky, but there’s nothing I hate more than going out to dinner on Valentine’s Day. Most restaurants shepherd you through like cattle, serve subpar food and are generally not at their best with so many hungry couples pouring in to celebrate the holiday. I prefer to celebrate cupid’s day in the daylight hours. With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, it may be more fun than ever to do so. So we put our heads together to come up with some couple fun during the day. Think how much easier it will be to get a sitter for the afternoon!
Brunch at Alamo Cinema and Drafthouse
Did you know that our favorite Westchester movie house serves up breakfast if you see a movie during weekend brunch hours? And what could be more indulgent than catching a flick while dipping your creme brûlée french toast in maple syrup? Along with the Yonker’s eat-in movie house’s typical menu of burgers, pizzas, salads, and wraps, Alamo serves up frittatas, a fried egg BLT, even coffee cake. You might as well catch up on Oscar-nominated films while you can.
Sign Up to Cook. Together.
Sur La Table is holding a few couples cooking classes Valentine’s Day weekend, and they sound pretty sweet. Learn how to make macarons at 11am on Saturday, Feb. 13, in the White Plains location, or enroll in Romance in Italy (think: beef tenderloin with chianti reduction) on Valentine’s Day at 2pm or 5pm. Check the Ridge Hill location for additional classes and times. What could be more fun than doing something entirely different together?
Shop the Avenue, Binge on Crepes
Park along the shops on Greenwich Avenue in downtown Greenwich, even if you’re just window shopping. They have all of the major clothing retailers, plus some fun stores to pop into, like design star Jonathan Adler’s fun home furnishings boutique, and Giggle, which is like a super-chic BuyBuyBaby. Plus, Saks, Restoration Hardware, Farrow & Ball, and Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams. When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Meli Melo, a creperie and juice bar that is always loud, filled with laughter, and just fun to sit in and do some people watching. And eating, of course. It’s just hard to decide whether to order a savory crepe or a sweet one. How about both?
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