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South Philly is for lovers, right? Things to do on Valentine’s Day, 14 and counting

Ohh, my heart! Isn’t that a-DOR-able?

Some people hate Valentine’s Day, but they’re all bitter. Kidding, kidding. But in case you were on the search for something to do that night, here are a few options, some more glamorous than others. We’ll keep adding to this list as we hear about more events. And if you know of anything else happening, leave it in the comments or email us at

To getting some!

1) For the veg crowd
Miss Rachel’s Pantry – Farmhouse Table Special Valentine’s Day menu at their Farmhouse Table.
3 nights – 2/14, 2/15, 2/16.

2) For the intimate experience

In lieu of the a la carte menu, Will is featuring a 5 course tasting menu for $65.  Will accommodate any dietary restriction.

3) For the Hater

Devil’s Den Anti-Valentine’s Day
Instead of serving love- or aphrodisiac-themed bevvies, Devil’s Den is offering $1 off beers that remind us of our exes.  Examples: Flying Dog’s Raging Bitch, Weyerbacher’s Blithering Idiot, Stone’s Arrogant Bastard, AleSmith Horny Devil and others.  The fun(?) starts at 7pm.

4) For the big spender

Ruby Buffet on S. Columbus is hosting a Valentine’s Day Lobster & Seafood Buffet on February 14 from 3-10pm.  $15.99 for adults, $8.99 for children ages 2-10.

5) For the “Two Hearts Beet As One” salad

Sabrina’s Cafe’s Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner is taking place at all three locations, including the South Philly spot in the Italian Market.  Dinner is $35 per person BYOB and begins at 5 p.m.  Reservations are recommended.  The menu, including that awesomely named salad, can be found here:

6) For the Iggles lover

South Philly Bar & Grill
Two Valentine-related events: on February 14, a special menu where two people dine for $25 from 5-10pm.  On February 15, any V-Day haters can join the Angry Cupid Singles Party from 9pm-2am for dancing and drink specials.

7) For the hop head

Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner 8-10pm.  For $75 per person, guests receive 6 beers and 4 courses to the sounds of live music.  Menu can be found on Hawthorne’s website:

- Caroline Voyles, @CarolineVoyles


8) For the Baller

“Chef Christopher Lee prepares a Valentine’s Day special meant to be shared” from the 14th to 16th. The Surf and Turf for Two is $99.99 – includes salad and dessert, and for the main a 2.5 pound lobster plus a six-ounce New York Strip Steak served with roasted beets, potato rosti, a fine herb butter sauce and a black truffle jus. It also comes with a glass of bubbly or a craft beer.


9) For the really hungry
Mamma Maria’s is hosting what they’re calling a 7-course dinner for $55 a person, plus tax and gratuity.  Wine and after dinner drinks included.

10) For those who want to venture off E Passyunk
Kris’ Valentine’s Day 4 Course Dinner – $50 per person.  Call to make a reservation at 215-468-0104.

11) For those who might feel lazy that day
Ela has two V-Day options, for those who either want to take their sweetie out on the town or those who want to stay in a snuggle.  On Thursday and Friday, the restaurant is featuring a $65 4-course pre fixe menu with an optional $25 wine pairing.  The “Valentine’s Day in a Box” is a 3-course meal for two for $100 with a complimentary bottle of champagne.  For more information about placing an order:

12) For those who want to feel rich
The Thursday, Friday and Saturday menus at Bistrot La Minette will feature “luxurious” Valentine’s Day specials.  Thursday and Saturday are almost all booked up – call 215-925-8000 to reserve!

13) For the cheapskates, or charitably minded
On Valentine’s Day, anything at Philly AIDS Thrift that’s red (or has red in it/on it) is on sale!

14) For the frisky
Fun fact: Passional Boutique and Sexploratorium in Queen Village are owned by the same folks!  Sexploratorium features a variety of items and resources dedicated to healthy sexual expression and education, whereas Passional is exclusively apparel/fashion.  Promotions begin this week and will continue through Valentine’s Day.  New sales and specials each day.

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2 Responses to South Philly is for lovers, right? Things to do on Valentine’s Day, 14 and counting

  1. Dan January 31, 2013 at 11:39 am #

    Also for the veg crowd… FUEL on Passyunk has a 4 course meal with champagne and dessert included for $30/person.

  2. Caroline February 4, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    Thanks, Dan! We’ll include that one in our next update!

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