Valentine’s Day 2022 Roundup

 The Best in A2 for Food, Drink, Events, and Gifts

Food and drink

 

The Gandy Dancer

Celebrate with a three-course meal Feb.11-14. Specials include lobster and shrimp stuffed salmon and parmesan crusted snapper and shrimp. Reservations are highly recommended.

401 Depot St, Ann Arbor  734-769-0592  gandydancerrestaurant.com

Dixboro house

Valentine’s weekend will be their official opening of their formal dining room. Reservations can be made online and dining is prepaid at $185 a person. 

5400 Plymouth Rd, Ann Arbor  734-669-3310  thedixboroproject.com

Palio

Opt for either dine-in or takeout for the Valentine’s Day special Feb. 10-14. Enjoy a salad and entree topped off with a choice of wine. Order takeout and receive both meals and a piece of chocolate cake to share for $75.95.

347 S Main St, Ann Arbor 734-930-6156  paliorestaurant.com

Zingerman’s Roadhouse

Dinner specials are available Feb. 10-14. Order a three-course meal for $65 a person or order a la carte.  Entree options include the New York steak and parsley butter or rancho gordo white bean cassoulet. 

2501 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor 734-663-3663  zingermansroadhouse.com

Pacific Rim

Enjoy a five-course prix fixe menu on Valentines Day. This special costs $68 per person with the option of a $38 per person wine pairing. 

114 W Liberty St, Ann Arbor 734-662-9303 pacificrimbykana.com

Carson’s American Bistro 

They are not typically open on Sunday and Mondays, but Carson’s will have special hours for Valentine’s Weekend. Specials include pan seared halibut, seared prime New York strip and strawberry panna cotta.

2000 Commonwealth Blvd, Ann Arbor  734-622-0533  carsonsamericanbistro.com

Nightcap

For $30 a person you can reserve a spot to receive a cocktail flight on Feb. 14. Reservations can be made for groups of two to six people. 

20 S Main St, Ann Arbor 734-369-6070 nightcapbara2.com

Knights 

Valentine’s Day specials will be available on Feb.14. Reservations are strongly recommended. 

600 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor 734-887-6899 knightsrestaurants.com

Real Seafood

From Feb. 10-14, a four-course Valentine’s Day menu will be available for $59.95 a person as well as a wine pairing option for $30 a person. 

341 S Main St., Ann Arbor  734-769-7738  realseafoodcorestaurant.com

Events 

Jazz at the Blue Llama

Vocalist Veronica Swift will be performing two “Dinner and a Show” performances on Feb. 14. Each 75-minute set costs $200 a person. 

314 S. Main St.Ann Arbor 734-372-3200  bluellamaclub.com

Love is a Drag Brunch

All ages are welcomed to Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Depot Town for a drag brunch. This fundraiser for Ann Arbor Pride will take place Feb. 13 at 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.

56 East Cross St, Ypsilanti  734-483-1035  sidetrackbarandgrill.com

AR Workshop in Ann Arbor is hosting special events for Valentine’s Day. Photo courtesy of AR Workshop.

AR Workshop

February 12 from 12pm – 2:30pm: Family, Galentine, or date friendly activity:  AR Workshop is hosting a Valentine’s Crafternoon to make a set of our mini projects. Make Valentine Village,  Set of 3 or 5 Mini Blocks or a Set of 2 or 4 10×10 signs.  With each wood project you will also make a Candy Filled Smashable Chocolate Heart. Pricing starts at $39. Event info can be found HERE.

February 14 from 7pm – 9:30pm: Valentine’s DIY Date Night! Choose from our collection of Oversized Framed Signs, Framed Clock, 24″ Round Lazy Susan, Blanket Ladder, Growth Chart, or Pet Beds! You and your date will have the opportunity to customize your project together with your choice of designer paints and (non-toxic!) stain colors.  Each couple works on one project together. Only one registrant needed to secure registration per couple.  Pricing starts at $72.50.  Event info can be found HERE.

3260 Washtenaw Ave. Ann Arbor 734-546-7545 www.arworkshop.com/annarbor

Chelsea Chocolate Extravaganza

Downtown Chelsea will host its 13th annual Chocolate Extravaganza on Feb. 12. Businesses will offer treats and demonstrations throughout the day. 

Ann Arbor Chocolate Run

Earn your Valentine’s Candy by registering in this free run with Fleet Feet. On the run, you will make stops at a variety of local bakeries to receive free treats. 

123 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor

At-Home Family Bake-Along 

Kids in second grade and up are invited to bring an adult and participate in an online Valentine’s Day baking class. The menu will include jam-filled heart cutout cookies and chocolate dipped hearts. Registration is $35 per family. 

Comedy show at the Michigan Theater

Comedian Ron “Tater Salad” White will be coming to the Michigan Theater Valentine’s Day Weekend. Tickets can be purchased online.

603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor  734-668-8397  michtheater.org

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Grizzly Peak

If an anti-Valentine’s Day celebration is more fitting this year, join the party at Grizzly Peak Brewing Company. On Feb. 14, there will be a Breakup Story Slam where you will be invited to share your worst breakup story. 

120 W Washington St, Ann Arbor  734-741-7325  grizzlypeak.net

My Folky Valentine at The Ark

On Feb. 13, tickets include performances by duos including Dave Keeney and Sophia Hanifi, Matt and Kim Watroba, and Dave Boutette and Kristi Lynn Davis.

316 S. Main St, Ann Arbor 734-761-1818 theark.org

Sur La Table classes

Join in on the multiple Valentine’s Day inspired cooking classes. Classes that are family oriented or date oriented are available. 

3050 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor 734-531-0300 Surlatable.com

Valentine’s Mindo Truffle and Mead Workshop

Bløm partners with Mindo to offer a mead and truffle workshop on Feb. 13. Register and everything needed to make truffles and mead is included as well as 10% off to-go products. 

100 S 4th Ave, Suite 110, Ann Arbor 734-548-9729 Drinkblom.com

The Encore

The Eagles tribute concert February 10-13. Tickets are $40.

The Encore  7714 Ann Arbor St., Dexter  734-268-6200  theencoretheatre.org

 

Gifts

RoosRoast Gift Box

Build a gift box full of coffee, tea, chocolate and other goodies offered by RoosRoast. 

117 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor  734-369-2494  roosroast.com

Le Bon Macaron

Preorder Le Bon’s Valentine collection of macarons including flavors of chocolate covered strawberry, Creme Brûlée, Strawberry Champagne, red velvet and white chocolate raspberry. 

209 S 4th Ave, Ann Arbor  734-997-5501  lebonmacaron.com

Cherry Republic’s has Valentine’s Day themed products available for great gifts. Photo courtesy of Cherry Republic.

Cherry Republic 

Chocolate covered cherries and cherry candies will be on sale for National Cherry Month until Feb. 14.They also have heart shaped white chocolate boomchunka cookies available in-store. 

 223 S Main St, Ann Arbor  734-585-5231  cherryrepublic.com 

The Great Commoner

Order specialty cakes from their Valentine’s Day menu. Choices range from flavors of coffee and caramel to fruity lemon and strawberry. Call to preorder cakes. 

110 E Washington St, Ann Arbor  734-519-1300  greatcommoner.com

Try A Wine-Alternative

At under 25 calories per can, Happi offers the same light buzz as alcohol without the hangover effect. Photo courtesy of Happi.

Instead of wine this year, try something new by celebrating with Happi (all natural THC infused sparkling water) available at Skymint in Ann Arbor. “Skymint is excited to offer a premium beverage brand like Happi, which provides an alternative to cannabis consumption for those interested in a nice lite buzz,” said Melissa, of the Skymint Marketing Team.

With a microdose of 2.5mg of THC per can, Happi provides the same social drinking experience as you’ve come to expect from your favorite libation. Happi President Lisa Hurwitz said, “Ann Arbor was one of our key markets for Happi’s launch because we love the diversity and the openness of the community toward cannabis. We knew the town of Ann Arbor would embrace a whole new type of cannabis beverage experience with Happi and we are thrilled by the response thus far.”

1958 South Industrial Highway, Ann Arbor 734-627-7360 www.skymint.com/location/ann-arbor

Bakers Nook  

Pick up a Valentine Tin filled with chocolate covered Oreos, chocolate covered Rice Krispies, chocolate turtles and hot chocolate bombs. 

901 W Michigan Ave, Saline 734-429-1320  bakers-nook-llc.business.site

Catching Fireflies 

The “love you to the moon and back box” includes fun-filled activities and treats such as stickers, paints, toys and hot chocolate mix. This box costs $25.95.

419 Detroit St, Ann Arbor  734-531-6293  catchingfireflies.com 

Kilwins offers special Valentine’s Day chocolate boxes. Prices range from $10.99 to $140.99. Photo courtesy of Kilwins.

Kilwins

Kilwins offers special Valentine’s Day chocolate boxes. Prices range from $10.99 to $140.99. 

107 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor  734-769-7759  kilwins.com 

University Flower Shop

The store will be open Friday-Monday making custom made Valentine’s bouquets for walk-ins. You can also preorder a bouquet for pickup or delivery. 

7 Nickels Arcade, Ann Arbor  734-665-6037  uniflowershop.com

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