Valentine’s Day 2022: Philly restaurants, date night events and ways to celebrate love
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) – Alicia Vittarelli and Ducey Rogers help you show your love to you on the February 5 episode of FYI Philly.
Two couples combine passion to create Triangle Roast Coffee
Triangle Roasters is the passion project of two couples who share friendship and business. Joy and Joe Zernhelt and Jeana and Mikey Master combine a passion for transforming and roasting coffee and cocoa.
The couple started with coffee, sourcing beans from Fairtrade and women-owned farms.
Each bag of coffee is labeled with the country it came from and the unique flavor provided by the source.
Shortly after drinking the coffee, the couple started making chocolates. The similarities between roasting cocoa and coffee beans inspired the next step.
They have 17 flavors. The product includes a 3-ingredient bar that highlights the unique flavor of the beans.
They also make bars with ingredients like whiskey, pretzels, and, of course, coffee.
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Made at Globe Dye Works
4500 Worth Street, Philadelphia, PA
Good Chocolate is your go-to for Valentine’s Day sweets
Specialist chocolate maker Lisa Shoenbeck founded Good Good Chocolates in 2017, specialising in chocolate candies and chocolate bars in a variety of colours with artistic designs.
Most are sparkling shells with delicious fillings she has crafted using the finest chocolate and scientific methods.
Her husband Brian, who also has a culinary background, is the perfect partner to support Lisa’s business. In addition to her website and pop-ups in the area, delicious chocolates can also be found in local stores – check her website for a list of places that currently serve these sweet treats.
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3525 “I” Street, St. 107, Philadelphia, PA 19134
Wine and Chocolate Pairing Every Weekend in February: Penns Woods Winery Event
Date Night: Artrageous’ Valentine’s Day Painting and Sipping Event
If you’re looking for a romantic date night idea, there’s a place in Germantown where you can sip wine while creating some original art.
ARTrageous Brush & Flow is hosting a Valentine’s Day paint and Sip-themed paint party. The event is BYOB and offers free wine, games and prizes.
Founder Moneek Pines is a Philadelphia native and a graduate of the Moore School of Art and Design, where she earned a degree in sculpture studies.
She ran an arts-based day care center for 15 years. Last summer, with the pandemic still raging, she started a mixed-media studio to bring the healing power of art to her community. She offers everything from classes to private meetings and special events. She’ll give you step-by-step instructions and you’ll create a new memory with every shot.
Monday is Valentine’s Day, and she throws two paint and sip parties, one on Saturday and the other on the actual holiday.
ARTrageous Swipe and Stream | Instagram | Facebook
6345 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144
Valentine’s Day Paint and Sip, February 12-14
Philadelphia Diamonds helps couple say I do
At The Philadelphia Diamond Company, you’ll find diamond tennis rings, bracelets and necklaces, diamond hoop earrings and diamond pearls.
But what these mom-and-pop shop owners are really good at are engagement rings, wedding rings and custom designs.
Kenyatta Black is a gemologist and second generation jeweler. Twenty years ago this month, he started the Philadelphia Diamond Company with his wife Nicole.
They have provided virtual consultations through the pandemic, working one-on-one with clients. They say the COVID lockdown is actually good for business as people quarantine together and decide to commit at a time when the world looks like it’s coming to an end.
As we enter our third year of giving up vacations and nights out in town, Nicole says people are looking for a silver lining in the pandemic and have decided to treat themselves with something special.
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Bank Building, 421 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Get inspired at the 2022 Philadelphia Home + Garden Show
The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks, PA will transform into the Philadelphia Home Garden Show from February 25-27.
The three-day event will feature over 200 suppliers, interactive exhibits and celebrity guest speakers.
Cameron Peters will be opening her pop-up flower market at the show. The Phoenix florist brings a variety of fresh flowers to guests looking to bring their spring buds home.
She also brought some unique gifts she collected at the store, including bags of flowers, candles and unique items made locally.
Floral and Hardy of Skippack are bringing their succulent bar to the Home Show from the Skippack Cafe and Gift Shop. Guests will be able to pick a pot, pick a plant and decorate their own succulents to take home. Floral and Hardy also showcased a range of indoor plants that the Garden Center excels at.
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February 25-27, Oaks Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Cameron Peters Floral Design | Facebook | Instagram
34 South Street, Phoenix, PA 19460
Floral and Hardy by Skippack | Facebook | Instagram
4007 West Skippack Pike, Skippack, PA 19474
Pure Roots Provisions 7 menus from 7 chefs on one app
In a large kitchen of the King of Prussia there is a pastry chef making cookies and a sushi chef making salmon rolls and poke bowls
There was a pasta dish with broccoli rabe on the stove and burgers on the grill.
It’s 7 restaurants, 7 chefs, 7 menus under one roof called Pure Roots Provisions.
Yohann Zinier and Andrew Masciangelo came up with the concept, based on their own family struggles, trying to please everyone at mealtimes.
The two met while working together at the Savona restaurant in Gulph Mills.
And Savona is all about food. Pure Roots aims to bring value to the table while still using high quality ingredients and good cooking techniques.
While food has taken a big hit during the Covid-19 pandemic, with takeaways and takeaways all the rage, the duo said they had the idea long before that.
For Valentine’s Day, you can mix and match as much as you want.
There’s a Cobb salad from Wonder Leaf, homemade meatballs from Grazia, and three sliders from Sparq BBQ. For dessert, maybe a berry pie from Upstate Burgers and Wings…just tap an app and enjoy it at your table.
Pure Root Regulations | website | Facebook | Instagram
411 Swedish Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Available for delivery within a 5 mile radius, but you can pick it up
Heart-Friendly Recipes for Valentine’s Day Dinner at Main Line Health
At Main Line Health, registered dietitian and dietitian Amy Deahl-Greenlaw uses the teaching kitchen for classes and presentations.
These courses are not only for patients, but also for the community.
Products are currently still virtual due to the pandemic, but their website has online webinars on a variety of heart health and nutrition topics.
Ahead of the kitchen’s reopening, Deahl-Greenlaw shares two heart-healthy recipes perfect for home-cooked Valentine’s dinners.
Mainline Health | Facebook | YouTube Channel | Events and Classes
Citrus Balsamic Pickled Vegetable Salad
- 1 cup fresh broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small can oranges, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 cup 100% orange juice
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, or 2 tablespoons dried cilantro
- 1 tablespoon bottled lime juice, or the juice of 1 medium lime
- 1 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin preferred
- 1/2 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger, or 1 teaspoon grated peeled ginger root
+ In a large bowl, whisk together salad ingredients.
+ In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar ingredients. (If using a food processor or blender, process the balsamic vinegar ingredients.
+ Pour dressing over salad and mix well.
+ Cover and marinate for at least 4 hours.
Bean and Corn Salad
- 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed (no salt added or low sodium)
- 1 15-ounce can whole-grain corn, drained and rinsed (no salt or low sodium) or 3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
- 1 medium bell pepper, diced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic (from the jar)
- 2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
+ In a large salad bowl, toss all ingredients together. Cool for at least 1 hour before serving.
TIP: This dish can be refrigerated and served with meals, or microwaved as a taco filling.
Tip: To avoid tearing red onions, refrigerate the onions 30 minutes in advance.
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live! The casino and hotel offer the perfect double experience for couples looking for a Super Bowl Sunday entertainment and Valentine’s Monday romantic dinner.
With these two major events happening back-to-back, you can start Sunday’s sports and social event from one of the largest TV screens in the region, with a 52-inch picture, with the game front and center.
The space offers custom tailgate bags for larger games, where you can order food and drinks.
And, since it’s a casino, they have a list of betting options for the big games if you want a friendly wager.
Then on Valentine’s Day, The Prime Rib offers a special menu featuring top-shelf beef, seafood and decadent desserts that they specialize in.
The culinary team has prepared a wine pairing menu, adding simple options for guests to highlight the meal.
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900 Park Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19148
Singer Laurin Talese to premiere new jazz album in Philadelphia
Laurin Talese, hailed as the face of this generation of jazz, will be performing at the Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center in a few weeks.
Talese to premiere her new album Living Story Museum.
“I named it because when you go to a museum, you appreciate the richness and the beauty and the experience. That’s what I think people should do with songs,” Talese said.
“One of the things that really appeals to Laurin Talese is the energy,” said Matthias Tanopolski, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center Corporation.
Talese made music during the pandemic.
“There’s civil unrest, and a cascade of just frenetic energy, but also energy to really breathe and listen to you,” Talese said.
“We can start to see the fruits of the heart and soul that artists have invested in since the pandemic,” Tarnopolski said. “It’s very rare.”
Tales grew up in a family of singers in Ohio.
“I’ve been singing since I was about seven years old,” Talese said.
She started singing jazz at the age of 15 and came to Philadelphia to attend the University of the Arts.
“I would walk down from school and go straight to Zanzibar Blue. There’s so much heritage here. So much charm, so much courage,” Talese said.
Now, Talese is a teacher and cultural ambassador for the State Department.
“She’s part of Philadelphia’s cultural DNA. She has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra many times,” Tanopolski said.
This will be her first solo show in Philadelphia since the pandemic began
“If you want to listen to some good, complex music that is mind-boggling and soothing, you really should come,” Talese said.
Talese will perform at the Perelman Theater on Saturday, February 19th.
Laurin Talese at the Perelman Theater | Facebook | Instagram
Kimmel Cultural Campus
300 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Saturday 19th February 2022
Oyster House is usually closed on Mondays, but since Valentine’s Day is Monday this year, the restaurant will be offering some special items on the menu.
There’s also a special couples shelling class called Shuckbuddies 101…
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