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Valentine’s Day Dining


From romantic meals for two to fun holiday brunches, our 2016 Valentine's Day Dining Guide will have you celebrating your love for food all weekend long. And if you're looking for some sweet treats for the holiday, be sure to check out our guide to Local Valentine's Goodies.  

Saturday Morning Bake Sale @ Fluff Bake Bar
Saturday, 10 a.m. till they sell out
314 Gray

Chef Robert Lyford of north Texas's Patina Green Home and Market is coming down to Houston for Fluff Bake Bar’s famous Saturday morning bake sale. Get a taste of the chef's renowned BOB sandwich (brisket on a biscuit), ribbon cane sticky buns and fried blueberry pie, among other awesome treats.

Saint Arnold Spring Bok Pub Crawl @ The Heights
Saturday, 2 p.m.

Single or spoken for, bar hopping with pints of Saint Arnold is one pretty rad way to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend. As usual, there will be an open house schedule for the first six stops, meaning you can visit Little Woodrow's, BB's Cafe, Jimmy's Ice House, Fitzgerald's, Public House Heights and Christian's Tailgate in any order. You'll get your ticket at whichever stop you decide to visit first (given out between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. only), and from there you'll visit the rest of the stops before finishing up with the after-party at Onion Creek, where you'll pick up a prized pint glass. 

Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting @ 13 Celsius
Sunday, 4 p.m. to 2 a.m.
3000 Caroline

Enjoy a Valentine's Day Wine Tasting under the romantic glow of the "Mandala" art installation at Houston’s sexiest date spot. The wine bar will be offering reserved table or bar seating at $50 per person and couches for $100 per person (prices do not include tax and gratuity). The tasting starts with bubbles and moves through a kaleidoscope of wines including white, rosé and red, complemented by a selection of cheeses and chocolates curated just for the wine flight. And because it’s a day of love, everyone will go home with a special Valentine’s gift after the tasting. Call 713-529-8466 or contact [email protected] for reservations.

Valentine's Day Bar Top Service @ Anvil Bar + Refuge
Sunday, beginning at 4 p.m.
1424 Westheimer

It’s rare that this powerhouse cocktail bar takes reservations. In fact, it happens only on very special occasions. And this Valentine's Day is one of them. Inspired by the cocktail service in Japan, the team behind Anvil will be offering formal bar top service, complete with candlelight, blacked-out windows, table cloths, jazz and roses for every lady. A two-hour bar top reservation will include pours of grower champagne, cocktails and bar cart service with plenty of options for every unique couple. Bobby Heugel and Terry Williams will be behind the bar, personally taking care of everyone with a reservation. Tables will also be open for walk-ins — first come, first serve — with the usual bar menu and table service. Reservations are $75 per person and are available at 4 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and midnight. Reservations must be made in person at Anvil.
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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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