No Mansion for You This Weekend; Clinton and Obama Aprons

Don’t expect to get into Mansion tonight without an invite — or anytime this weekend unless you’re a model or designer. But you can experience their sex toys firsthand on Valentine’s Day. [Down by the Hipster]
Related: Mansion’s House Is Not Entirely in Order

Frank Bruni thinks Allen & Delancey and Sfoglia are romantic choices for Valentine’s Day. Too bad you won’t be able to get in. [Diner’s Journal/NYT]

Restaurant Week may be over, but there are still some (relatively) good deals to be had in this town. Case in point: On February 19, you can get a four-course meal at Café Boulud for the price of three courses. [Zagat Buzz]

Support your favorite presidential candidate even when you’re cooking by wearing aprons emblazoned with their smiling faces. [The Kitchn]

Alcohol, foie gras, and caviar — that’s all you need for a seductive and successful Valentine’s Day. [NYDN]

Why buy vinaigrette when you can throw oil and vinegar in a blender and call it a day? [Bitten/NYT]