You: don’t want to spend a ton of money on an over-cooked piece of steak and some shitty champagne.
I: totally hear you.
That’s why I’ve been doing alternative Valentine’s Day for years now. It all started the year I took my Food Bastard to Crystal’s Pizza. That’s right. Now I’ve got your attention. Let’s talk about how to say “I love you” without being dumb.
5. All The Donuts
The good news: These donuts exist. The bad news? They exist in Carrollton. But hey, I don’t know where you live. You might live in Irving and it’s a hop, skip and jump. You lucky bastard. If you do, buy your lover these donuts. NOTE: this idea also works well with: other impressive donuts, pastries, chocolates, pancakes you make yourself, cheesecakes, pies and/or cookies.
4. Heart-Shaped Pizza
For $30, GAPCo makes a pizza for lovers and love-me-nots. Dine in and yours comes with a couple of mini bottles of bubbly! Bing bang boom. Oh and their pizza is pretty killer, too.
3. Sixteen Candles-style Pot Pie
The folks from Kessler Pie Company have been sending me pies and I’m not mad at it. But this last one takes the… well, pie. It’s a turkey pot pie, and even though it’s February, and nowhere near Thanksgiving, it’s all good because you and your sweetie can share this thing for $20. Grab two forks, pop that heart-shaped guy in the microwave for three minutes and share it on top of a table in the dark like they do in the last scene of Sixteen Candles. Obviously.
2. Surprise! It’s Sushi Time!
One year I went to TJ’s Seafood Market and grabbed a few kinds of fish, some seaweed, rice, wasabi powder and everything else I needed to roll my own sushi at home. The result? A fun, delicious, interactive dinner that was way more awesome than spending $75 a head for a couple of filets Oscar. Who the F is Oscar anyway? He can’t sit with us.
1. Get Drunk and Chill
Want to make it a blockbuster night? Too young to know what the hell I’m talking about? Shut up. Bring up an alcohol delivery service on your fancy iPhone like Lash to have some liquid courage delivered and get your cocktail on. Prepare some lovey dovey recipes in advance and get sexy with it. Here’s a sweet deal from The Hospitality Sweet & Lash: Get cake pops and bubbly delivered on Saturday. Done and done. Orders for delivery on Saturday, February 13th can be made directly on the LASH Delivery app, by calling (877) 774-5274 or by emailing email@example.com and will have a $5 delivery fee.
What alternatives to the typical BS do you like to do on Valentine’s Day to prove you’re more awesome and romantic and creative than everyone else? Let us know in the comments. xoxo!