Love is in the air at D.C.'s eateries, but make your reservations fast. Check out the Feast's guide to sweet V-day dining.
There are plenty of ways to say 'I love you' -- but with a mouth crammed full of whoopie pie? On Friday, Feb. 11, Zola Wine & Kitchen hosts a whoopie pie eating contest for lovebirds who don't mind saying it with their mouths full. Get the details at The Feast.
Tabaq Bistro (1336 U St. N.W.) goes the hopeful route, with two sessions of speed-dating, with check-ins at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 11. The night benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Cupid's Undie Run is Saturday, Feb. 12. See the brave and impervious-to-cold strip to their skivvies for a good cause. More details here.
Againn (1099 New York Ave. N.W.) celebrates Anti-Valentine's Day on Sunday, Feb. 13 with a special menu 6-9 p.m. for $40. Appetizer options are saffron-mussel bisque or house-made black pudding; entrees are salmon or pork, and desserts are banoffee pie or spotted dick.
GIFTS AND STYLE:
If you're still on the prowl for the perfect gift, here are a few last-minute gift ideas that will help you support local designers and please your sweetie.
Valentine's Day deserves a new outfit, no matter your relationship status. CUSP Senior Stylist Emily Godbold picks Valentine-ready looks for two very different types of sweethearts. See the vid below:
Ladies get all the attention on Valentine's Day, so it can be hard to think of the perfect gift for your man. Click for a few gift suggestions that are practical and stylish -- and we guarantee they'lll make him feel special, too.