Remember when Valentine’s Day meant everyone got a card? If you’re flying solo on Valentine’s Day, why not meet up with your friends or treat yourself to a special experience!
If you’re only expecting wet slobbery kisses from your dog, the garlic pizza at Ray’s & Stark Bar, steps from LACMA’s Urban Lights installation, is a spot-on choice for V-Day. Exec Chef Fernando Darin has an array of anti-Valentine’s dishes on tap — from the garlic pizza and hot wings to jalapeño poppers, and boilermaker specials. as well as the a-la-carte menu, available from 4-8 pm on February 13.
Round up your BFFs or buddies for $1 Margarita pitchers with the purchase of four entrees at Casa Vega. Choose from seasonal specials, including Filet Mignon Tacos, Pozole, Esquites, interactive Tableside Guacamole, along with signature favorites like Lobster Enchiladas, Tres Tacos Chicos, “Oven Style” Burrito, and Tacos de Pescado.
Why not indulge in some Bachelors of the libation sort? Head bartender Tom Costello at Officine BRERA has curated a beverage menu available from now through Valentine’s Day that includes Bachelor #1, a firefighter and amateur gardener comprised of Russian standard vodka, muddled strawberries, elderflower, prosecco, hibiscus, lemon, and honey.
Swipe right for Bachelor #2, the fun-loving adventurous type, including Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Amaro Angeleno, fresh pomegranate juice, lime, passion fruit, and agave to sweeten the palette.
Or is it Bachelor #3, the decorated marine with a hidden tattoo, made with Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Amaro Montenegro, Leopold Brothers Aperitivo, and Carpano Bianco for an elegant and aromatic finish.
If a spa treatment is more your thing, head to The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Los Angeles. The spa is serving For The Love of Ice Cream, a collection of ice-cream inspired spa treatments available through the end of February. Maybe bring an ex for Love on the Rocks, a couple’s massage with aromatic chocolate oils, followed by a heated basalt rock stone massage and two scoops of Rocky Road. A Love Soaks sundae inspired bath includes a aromatic vanilla soak, moisturizing chocolate body mask, and a sprinkling of 24K gold shimmer, followed by a three-scoop sundae with 50 Bean Tahitian Vanilla, Valharona Bahibe Chocolate, and Harry’s Berries Strawberry, eight elevated toppings and edible 24K gold bark with a complimentary glass of bubbly.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Revere!