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Valentine’s Day

  1. Valentine’s Day
    Love & Mole for Valentine’s DayThe Glutster shares a selection of top-tier Mexican restaurants feeling amorous his weekend.
  2. Guides
    Hey, Lover: Here’s Your Valentine’s PlaybookPrix fixe dinners, dishes for two, and even some options for cynics.
  3. Marketing Gimmicks
    Where to Get a Free Soufflé for Enduring that Valentine’s Day MovieBistro Garden will practically pay you to see it.
  4. What to Drink
    Valentine’s ChampagneHow about a rare vintage rosé?
  5. Tough Tables
    You Too Can Get That Last-Minute Valentine’s Reservation - Just Use Bribery!Roses and chocolates melt the heart of Hot Chocolate’s hostess.
  6. Booze News
    Where to Find His & Her Cocktails this SundayJose Andres expresses his love for Mezcal.
  7. Personalities
    Todd English Will Blindfold You and Feed You Oysters’Nightline’ asks the runaway groom to be their Valentine.
  8. 2 for 8
    ‘Once in a Lifetime’ White Castle Reservation Up for GrabsWant to spend your Valentine’s evening downing sliders? You’ll have to pay a price.
  9. What Not To Eat
    Change of HeartAnother crime against pizza
  10. Mediavore
    Sophie Dahl Fears Food; Gladstone’s Busboy Masters Foil ArtA supermodel has recurring nightmares about potatoes and a Malibu institution has a powerful hook.
  11. Valentine’s Day
    Free Parking on Valentine’s DayThe PPA throws retailers a bone
  12. User’s Guide
    What Chefs Cook for Their Lovers“You can massage the dough together — think of the movie ‘Ghost’ and the pottery scene.”
  13. Eatiquette
    Resy Scalpers Ruin Valentine’s DayFor restaurant owners, that is.
  14. What Not to Eat
    Aw or Ew? The Heart-Shaped Papa John’s PiePlus, the Domino’s Pizza Tracker hits the $1 billion mark.
  15. What to Eat
    A Rose Is a Rose Is a Fish?In Flushing, a fish slathered with mayo and rose petals?
  16. User’s Guide
    Where to Eat on Valentine’s DayA user’s guide to dining out on one of the busiest restaurant days of the year
  17. Recipes
    Tempt Your Lady Love with ‘Oysters Enveloped in the Scent of a Woman’Phillip Foss delivers a fully slurpable Valentine’s Day recipe, double entendre intended.
  18. Chocoholism
    Nom Nom Truck Collaborates with Compartes ChocolatierA food truck tries to sweeten Valentine’s Day shopping.
  19. Mediavore
    NBC Ruffles Feathers with Fried Chicken; SK Foods Owner ArrestedA major network’s cafeteria causes controversy and a criminal investigation turns up one rotten tomato.
  20. User’s Guide
    Cupcakes Love Me, Cupcakes Love Me NotWhat to get your cupcake-loving lover for Valentine’s Day.
  21. Empire Building
    Red Hook Lobster Pound May Come to ManhattanPlus, let the Pound plan your hipster Valentine’s.
  22. Neighborhood Watch
    Kumquat Cupcakery Pop-up; Brooklyn Homebrew Settles in GowanusPlus: Bklyn Larder’s graphic Valentine’s Stimulus Package, and a Korean lunch special for the West Village, in our regular roundup of neighborhood food news.
  23. Valentine’s Day
    The White Castle Date PackageBook now for Valentine’s Day.
  24. Foodievents
    Eat Among the Lions this Valentine’s DayThe Lincoln Park Zoo hosts a V-Day breakfast overlooking the Lion House.
  25. V-Day
    Fight the Valentine’s Hangover With Rose-Petal DoughnutsDoughnut Plant is making them for a limited time.
  26. V-Day
    Prune Celebrates Valentine’s AND President’s DayA closer look at Gabrielle Hamilton’s V-Day extravaganza.
  27. V-Day
    Happy Mistress Day!Another GM rats out the men of February 13.
  28. Sweet News
    Chocolate Desserts Don’t Care if You’re SingleWatch a slideshow of chocolate creations from New York’s dessert chefs.
  29. Menu Changes
    Freemans New Tongue and Octopus Seems Offal FamiliarDid Freemans cop a dish from Prune? Plus, details on Prune’s over-the-top V-Day celebration.
  30. V-Day
    Have a HeartHeart is an undersung foodstuff that tends to get its due this time of year.
  31. Mediavore
    Restaurants Try to Hang On Through Valentine’s Day; Peanut-butter DessertsPlus: power lunches on the decline, and Krispy Kreme’s tenuous future, all in our morning news roundup.
  32. Ask a Waiter
    Tomasz Chrzaszcz Explores New Flavors With Pichet Ong at P*ong‘Pichet usually explains a lot of things about the food when I’m trying to make cocktails.’
  33. Valentine’s Day
    Blessedly Free Tequila on V-DayTanteo Chocolate Tequila is sponsoring intoxication this Saturday.
  34. V-Day
    Vile-entine’s DayIs “heart-shaped aphrodisiac pizza” perhaps the most blechtacular combination of words ever?
  35. V-Day
    Where to Celebrate Valentine’s Day (Not Valentine’s Week)We refuse to get behind the concept of ‘love week,’ but for those celebrating the big day, here’s our handy guide.
  36. V-Day
    Should You Propose (Marriage or Divorce) at a Restaurant?Valentine’s Day (and the day before) means dining-room drama.
  37. Schmaltz
    So KrispyWe have to love Krispy Kreme’s new heart-shaped doughnuts.
  38. V-Day
    Irving Mill’s Tell-Tale ValentineThe restaurant’s February 14 tasting menu is all heart.
  39. V-Day
    SushiSamba Attempts to Connect Lonely, Desperate Singles on Valentine’sWe’re shaking our heads.
  40. V-Day
    Two Reasons to Dine on Vile-entine’s Day, Even If You’re SingleA chance to see what Christopher Lee is doing at Aureole, and the one day that Freemans will be taking reservations.
  41. Mediavore
    Eric Ripert Defends Escolar; Ed Koch: Bib WearerRadar ran a story on escolar’s tendency to cause leaky bowel movements and mentioned that the fish was served at Le Bernardin. This, in turn, prompted a response from Eric Ripert himself, which prompted the author of the article to respond, “I’m sure Eric Ripert serves his escolar in such a way that it doesn’t make people shit orange oil. He’s good like that.” [Fresh Intelligence/Radar] Chef Craig Hopson says the ghost of Aaron Burr haunts the kitchen of One if by Land, Two if by Sea and has a tendency to steal batches of brioche. [Bottomless Dish/Citysearch] Related: One if by Land Breaks Out a Bar Menu, and Not a Minute Too Soon Katrina Markoff, founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat, likes to pair her company’s bacon-laden chocolate bar with pieces of Gruyère and a glass of Shiraz. [WSJ] Related: A Bacon Tribute Product We Can Get Behind
  42. Mediavore
    Hung to Cook in Midtown Kitchen; Chirico Pleads Not Guilty to ExtortionTop Chef winner Hung Huynh will begin a one-month stint at kosher restaurant Solo on March 2; Justin Smillie, formerly of Barbuto, has replaced Akhtar Nawab at the E.U. [NYT] Related: Akhtar Nawab to *NOT* Leave E.U., Will Open New Restaurant If you’re clamoring for a Valentine’s Day tablecloth dinner at White Castle, you still might be able to get one. [Eater] Master Purveyors will live on: The fire destroyed the offices, but the meat is still safe and sound in the warehouse. [Crain’s NY] Related: Venerable Meat Purveyor Struck By Fire
  43. Mediavore
    A New Food Blog From the ‘Times’; Can Dining Alone Get You a Date?The Times has launched a new food blog called Bitten that’s being written by “Minimalist”-column writer Mark Bittman. What’s in store for readers? “We’re going to look at great food made with everyday ingredients and readily achievable techniques — as The Minimalist has been doing for a decade — not food as something to be admired from afar, but as a part of daily life.” [Bitten/NYT] Monkey Bar chef Chris Cheung thinks he deserves a little credit for making black miso cod so popular at Nobu. [Gothamist] Several changes in their dining culture have led the Vietnamese to embark on a “rodent-eating bonanza.” [WSJ]
  44. User’s Guide
    Get Your Valentine On, With Our HelpYesterday we told you about the ultimate Valentine’s Day dinner — a five-course free-for-all centered on the ingestion of distended duck’s livers. If you can’t make it to that pinnacle of passion, you’re not out of options. We’ve put together a Valentine’s Day guide for the smitten that includes a rundown of restaurants owned by couples, with recipes for their romantic dishes; a patently unironic guide for free-spending sweethearts; our picks for the best chocolatiers, wine stores, and dessert spots; and even a few things not directly related to the ingestion of food.
  45. NewsFeed
    Duck Liver = Romance at Valentine’s Day Foie Gras Dinner If you’re anything like us, nothing says “romance” like ingesting eight courses of duck liver. And so there’s probably nowhere you and your Special Friend would rather be than at the D’Artagnan foie gras dinner being held at the Astor Center on Valentine’s Day. PETA public enemy Ariane Daguin, the founder of D’Artagnan and the nation’s most conspicuous pro–foie gras activist, has put together a dinner of foie gras accompanied with different vintages of Chateau Y’quem, the Sauterne wine prescribed by tradition to accompany foie gras everywhere. The dinner will start out with foie gras canapés, followed by foie gras terrine, pan-seared foie with port reduction, then foie-stuffed quail with black truffle shavings and a grape-and-black-truffle sauce, followed by – what else? — foie gras beignets. What libido could be unmoved by such a feast? And isn’t that worth $1,300 a couple? We think the question answers itself. Perfect Pairings: D’Artagnan Foie Gras & Chateau d’Yquem - A Dinner with Ariane Daguin [Astor Center]
  46. At the Greenmarket
    Introducing the Kobe Beef of Strawberries We get a dizzying amount of pitches for Valentine’s cocktails and aphrodisiac menus (money back if you don’t end up doing it on the table!), but a call from Evan Obsatz at Butterfield Market actually piqued our interest in things one-of-a-kind. He says that on February 12, pending Customs approval, he’ll be the only local supplier to receive 40 boxes of Amou berries — large, sweet, and juicy strawberries that are carefully cultivated on Japan’s Kyushu Island. It’s Japan’s most expensive strawberry, and it’s currently in short supply, hence a $45 price tag for a box of seven to twelve. But wait — the berries are wrapped in red tissue paper and come with a certificate of origin! That should take the edge off the fact that you’re not giving her a ring.
  47. NewsFeed
    Your Moment of Zen: V-Day at W. CastleThe Valentine’s Day that was: Friends celebrate in style at White Castle.
  48. Back of the House
    Restaurants Not Feeling the Love Last Night; Menu Secrets Kept From RiffraffA brutal Valentine’s Day for New York restaurants, battered by cancellations owing to the lousy weather. [WCBS] Many of the city’s best restaurants have off-the-menu specials: foie gras donuts at Telepan, Daniel Boulud’s lobster ravioli at Le Cirque, and more, all revealed here. [Restaurant Girl] Chocolate, of all things, turns out to be New York’s No. 1 specialty-food export — if you eat it on the East Coast, chances are it came from here. Food processing is “by far the most stable major manufacturing sector” in the city, and one of the last. [NYT]
  49. Back of the House
    Trans Fats Versus Razor Blades; ‘Times’ Inspired by Our RestroomBruni ponders bathrooms, giving a shout-out to Grub Street’s Restroom Report; apparently the Sultan had a pretty nasty encounter with the ones at Gordon Ramsay. [NYT] Hamptons officials loosen up and consider lifting the music ban in restaurants — if there’s very tight regulation of it. [NYP] E! wrap-up on the Top Chef finale, including a plate-by-plate account of the competition’s Last Supper, which is more interesting, to us anyway, than whether Ilan got his money and new oven. [E!] Related: Ilan Won, Yes, But What Does It All Mean?