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Valentine's Day

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2014

    Peacock Attacks Actually Do Exist

    Did you know that all peacocks are not peacocks? Yes, there is a difference. A male is a peacock and a female is a peahen and together they are peafowl. These exotic birds are mostly known for their enormous feathers, but they're also known to attack. On Valentine's Day, one local peacock was tas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Last Minute Valentine's Day: Literally the Least You Can Do for The One You Love

    You want to be romantic. You want to give the love of your life something special, make her day. But, you're kind of an idiot. You don't plan ahead and you're not exactly the most thoughtful guy on the planet. Plus, you're cheap. Well, you're in luck, bozo. There are plenty of places to pick up so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Weather Weekend: Spring (and Love) is in The Air for Valentine's Weekend

    When George Harrison sung "It's been a long cold lonely winter," in the song "Here Comes the Sun," I doubt he was imagining weather in the southern United States, but, surprisingly, it has been pretty accurate this year. Fortunately for us in Houston, it appears the trend of cold, gray days is final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Valentine's Day Treats & More Italian Wine, Please

    The Pancake Princess: Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day with someone special, or you're just spending the evening by yourself, you can't go wrong by making a giant Red Velvet cake. Erika has a recipe for a single slice of Red Velvet layer cake, and it's vegan! Minus the Greek yogurt frostin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Make A Valentine's Date With Beer & Cheese at Saint Arnold Brewery

    Let Central Market's cooking school staff help you choose which wine(s) to have for your Valentine's Day feast. Sign up for Wine Workshop: Wines for Valentine's Day, which will take place on Monday, February 10, from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The Central Market experts will be on hand to discuss the ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 6, 2014

    Where to Eat on Valentine's Day

    FYI, it's on a Friday.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2014

    Celebrate Love Houston-Style and Get Your Valentine Something Local

    We've heard it time and time again: Eat local. Shop local. Think global, act local. Local, local, local: It can start to sound like a broken record. But the fact is, going local pours money back into your city's economy, and Valentine's Day gifts that come from Houston purveyors show that you didn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Planning Ahead: Top 5 Special Edition Valentine's Day Candies

    As a control freak proponent for celebratory compartmentalization, I always get annoyed when corporations want to combine holidays for the sake of marketing purposes, or worse yet, glaze over one festive date in favor of promoting another. This tug-of-war happens frequently between Valentine's Day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Where to Eat on Saint Valentine's Day 2014: FYI, It's On A Friday

    This year, Valentine's Day is on a Friday. In other words, everyone will be vying for a reservation at one of the many Houston restaurants offering a special meal on the day of romance. Don't be that guy or gal who forgets to make a reservation in advance, especially if your special someone is expec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Keep Your Tired Love-Song Cliches Off My Mixtape

    I'm a firm believer in the old adage, "never date someone who makes you a mixtape," so please don't break that rule this Valentine's Day and proceed with your plans to create a mixtape full of love songs. Yes, throwing some romantic songs together may seem like a cheap way to get out of having to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Half-off (Or More!) at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, The Fish, Charivari

    Indulge your sweet tooth with today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal, good for half-off ($5 for $10) of the decadent fro-yo desserts at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (Memorial City). The frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf combine superior taste and texture, while also delivering the amazing flavors you rememb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Website: Fellas, All You Need to Get Laid on Valentine's is $218!

    Attention ladies: if you had sex with a dude last Valentine's Day, and that dude spent less than $218 on you that day, you sold yourself short. Or so says a highly scientific study by the sugar daddy website SeekingArrangement.com, which "found that on average, a man needs to shell out $218 for a ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Top 5 Valentine's Treats for Kids Other Than Chocolate

    Each Valentine's Day, my parents always got my brother and me heart-shaped boxes filled with a variety of chocolates. Getting sweets on Valentine's Day makes every kid a happy camper. But, this Valentine's Day, spice things up with a few homemade treats your kids will absolutely love. Chocolate is ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Eat, Play, Love

    Houston's 10 most romantic restaurants.

  • Dining

    February 7, 2013

    Valentine's Day Dining

    Houston restaurants have special deals to help you take your sweetie out to dinner.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    8 Ways to Have a Bad-ass Valentine's Day, No Date Required

    I'm not here to tell you how Valentine's Day is a corporate crock, nor am I here to tell you that the only refuge of a single person on V-Day is burning a box of your past lovers' memorabilia while sobbing into a pile of old mixtapes. Both of those ideas are gross, as are most of the Lonely Hearts-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    An At-Home Romantic Valentine's Dinner: Steak and Chocolate Cake

    For those of you who don't enjoy having a "romantic" dinner in a crowded restaurant on Valentine's Day, or for those of you who have yet to make reservations, have no fear. You can make a delectable, upscale and romantic meal at home. The key to making a restaurant-worthy meal is to keep it simple a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    What's Cooking on Pinterest? Stacked Nutella, Strawberry and Mascarpone Stuffed Heart-Shaped French Toast

    Valentine's Day is one of the only days in the year where anything you eat can come shaped as a heart and be uberly sweet. Before you begin a sweet-filled day with boxes of chocolate, chocolate-covered strawberries and packages of conversation hearts, take a whack at this dessert French toast treat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Houston's 10 Most Romantic Restaurants: Start Planning Your Valentine's Day Dinner Now

    In case you hadn't heard, Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday this year. And in next week's print edition, our own Christina Uticone will have a round-up of all the Valentine's Day dinner deals and special menus you can shake a dozen roses at. This is not that round-up. There are 10 types of people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Hot Deals at The Chili Shak, The Capital at St. Germain and Azteca's

    Enjoy fifty percent off at Houston's only chili-focused restaurant with today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal. Your voucher earns you $20 worth of food for just $10 at Chili Shak -- your money's worth at full price, trust us. Use your voucher to receive a four menu item punch card for any of The C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Yahoo Answers Chooses The Best Valentine's Day Songs

    Photo by Cheryl ReedOne of the top Yahoo! Answer contributors​We just read today that the most famous song for Valentine's Day is "Let's Get It On" by Barry White. It literally read, "Prally barry white lets get it on. it was voted the most romantic song of the last century." Yahoo Answers is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Canciones De Amor: A Valentine's Playlist En EspaƱol

    Ahh, Valentine's Day. Another "holiday" based on a beautiful human emotion that was quickly corrupted by greeting-card companies, the flower industry and whoever invented chocolate-covered strawberries. Yet at the core of Valentine's Day is the force that makes the world go 'round: Love. And what s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Creepy Cards, Last-Minute Convenience-Store Gifts, Etc.: Don't Miss Our Valentie's Day Stuff

    Celebrate!​It's Valentine's Day, you better remember. We've been on the case, and in case you missed it, check out our VD items: 11 vintage Valentine's cards and why they are so damn creepy; last-minute convenience-store Valentine's gifts she'll just love; and the ancient bloody, sexy beginni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    How to Make a Quick, Easy and Inexpensive Romantic Dinner for Valentine's Day

    Every year, it happens. The Valentine's Day procrastinators come out of the woodwork, desperately scrambling for flowers and chocolate at the very last minute. This past Sunday, my mother -- who is a private chef -- received an email from a man who wanted her to cook a romantic dinner for him and hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    My Favorite Seasonal Candy

    As I popped open my first St. Arnold's Spring Bock of the year, my mind turned to the passage of time. Mercurial in nature and impossible to halt, time offers us an ineffable, constant partner in life's dance. Spring becomes summer, summer becomes fall. Winter dawns and is swallowed up by the gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    How Single People Spend Valentine's Night, in Chart Form

    Just because our significant others may or may not have dumped us back in December -- hypothetically speaking -- is no reason we can't all participate in the fun and joy of Valentine's Day. We each have our own way of keeping this special day in our hearts, and for your comfort in knowing you're no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2012

    Relationships Suck: Top 5 Movies About Awful Couplings

    There is nothing more wonderful than being alone on Valentine's Day! Naturally, we are being sarcastic. As one half of a couple, Valentine's Day brings potential surprise engagements, co-worker jealousy-inducing flower deliveries, overpriced prix fixe dinners, a reason to shop at Victoria's Secret, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Comment of the Day: The Subtleness of Creepy Valentine's Cards

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    The World's Sexiest Wine for Valentine's Day

    We've written about wine and sex here before: Since antiquity, wine and the cult of Bacchus and Dionysus have been associated with sexuality and intimacy. Wine -- red in particular, thanks to its polyphenols -- not only diminishes our inhibition ("I wanna tell her that I love her a lot, but I gotta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Valentine's Day Dining 2012

    Ed. note: We are running this again after publishing it a week ago, for all you last-minute lovers. It isn't hard to figure out why dining and chocolate candy play such a prominent role in Valentine's Day celebrations. Eating is, by nature, extremely sensual. Few activities are capable of pleasura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    11 Vintage Valentine's Day Cards and Why They Are Really Creepy

    Love is in the air. Kids everywhere -- or, more likely, their moms -- are buying boxes of cheap Valentine's Day cards to hand out in the classroom. It's a tradition that's been going on for years, and obviously it's not just for kids. But in days of yore, card designers could seem a little....creep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    La La Love You: Top Ten Cheesiest Love Songs For Valentine's Day

    It's that time of year again. Everything is red and full of hearts. Chocolates and roses are marked up. Couples are showing off and singles are desperately searching online dating services for a quick set-up to give them their own special day. That's right, it's about to be Valentine's Day! Some are ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Oishii

    ​The Place: Oishii Japanese Sushi Bar 3764 Richmond 713-621-8628 http://www.oishiihouston.com/ The Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 3 to 6 p.m. Saturdays The Deals: $1.25 domestics, $1.75 Japanese imports, $3 large hot sake, $4 house wine, 2 for $4 appetizers The Scene:Will Smith ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Freedom to Marry: Gays Marching Through Downtown Today

    Marching for marriage​Apparently eager to be forced to buy last-second Valentine's Day gifts to people they've been married to for years, gays and lesbians will have a march through downtown later this morning. They'll try to get marriage licenses at the courthouse, and after being refused wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    The Heart-Shaped Box of Chocolates: So Tacky It's Cool?

    Marit & Toomas Hinnosaar​One Valentine's Day early in my childhood, my dad gave my sisters and me each a small heart-shaped box of chocolates with a felt circus animal on the cover. Mine had a lion. And every year thereafter (till I was about, oh, 18) my dad refilled the boxes with chocolates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Wine of the Week: 2009 Cupcake Vineyards Red Velvet

    ​It's almost Valentine's Day - a holiday equally dreaded and anticipated. Single folks are reminded just how single they are, and those in relationships will either flourish or be crushed under the weight of expectations. Either way, it's a great day for wine. My latest sample came from Cupc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Yup, we've got problems, all right.​Welcome back to Eating Our Words, where today we're keeping warm by burning calories screaming at our internet service provider. We won't tell you who we use at our house, but it's the one that slows down by a million percent every time it's stormy, or overc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Twenty Ways to Please Your Lover on Valentine's Day

    ​*17 - Alden Hotel (February 14) Chef Sam Beier has created a lust-worthy Valentine's Day menu featuring Sunchoke Veloute, Roasted Lobster Salad, Shrimp-Crusted Flounder, Cane Sugar Cured Duck Breast, Petite Filet with Favas and Lobster Ravioli, and Caramelized Halibut, among others. The mea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Ten Social Networking Wearables

    Add one of these babies to your Valentine's Day wish list.​Tweet rings. They are real. When we first saw this idea for a ring with a Tweet engraved on it, we thought there's no way it could be true. It was. It is. We're still flummoxed. But it doesn't stop there. There are also Tweet necklaces ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Chasing Venus 2010 Malborough Appellation Sauvignon Blanc

    ​With the recent burst of spring-like weather earlier this week, it just felt wrong to open up another heavy red, so instead, I picked a tingly New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from a selection of samples I've received lately. It was a nice change up from all the red wine I've been drinking latel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Valentine's Day Dining: Good Luck

    Dessert Gallery's heart-shaped cookies​Although we have attempted to convince you otherwise (just like with New Year's Eve), some of you foolhardy souls are going to splash out on Valentine's Day dinners regardless of any advice we give you. We applaud your valor (but not your apparent determi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2010

    International Chocolate Spy

    ​Phoenicia Supermarket on Westheimer and West Houston Center Road has a nice selection of inexpensive imported chocolates on hand for Valentine's Day. Belgian chocolates are available individually for 65 cents each or $16 a pound. There are several gift boxes you can choose from. There are als ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010

    Second Sundays

    Have a nearly nude Valentine's Day

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    VD Gifts: Chocolate Bar's Pizza of Love

    ​Among the many Valentine's Day specials at the Chocolate Bar on Alabama is this giant chocolate pizza topped with cinnamon hearts, nuts and sparkling white icing and adorned with chocolate cupids and twin chocolate hearts. The chocolate pizza comes in an actual pizza delivery box and sells fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    RIP, Sweethearts

    ​This Valentine's Day, you won't find the nostalgic Sweethearts of elementary school crushes past. Instead, you'll find a new, fruitier version of these classic American icons. After 145 years, NECCO has decided to "upgrade" the flavors of its conversation hearts. Here is a list of the new fla ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Houston Zoo's Valentine's Day Gets Out-Sexed By Michigan

    Battle Creek, Michigan is getting all sexy for Valentine's Day. Or at least its zoo is.In what a news station is calling "an R-rated show" that is "sure to ruffle some feathers," the Binder Park Zoo is offering "Zoorotica," where couples are given "an intimate look at animal mating rituals."Tickets ... More >>

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