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Calling All Cupids! Valentine’s Dinner is Served!

Feb 13, 2016 05:38PM ● Published by SCENE MAGAZINE STAFF

Calling All Cupids!  Valentine’s Dinner is Served!

February, the month of love, is upon us and Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it. This February 14, celebrate all kinds of love: love for your partner, family, friends and most importantly, self-love. The Bay Area has numerous options available to treat yourself and your sweetie during this month’s holiday. We’ve conveniently complied a list detailing some of the Valentine’s options you can find in our area. Whatever you and your sweetheart decide to do this Valentine’s Day, be sure to tell them The SCENE sent you! How ever you choose to spend your Valentine’s weekend, we hope you are surrounded by people you love and care about. Happy Valentine’s Day from everyone at The SCENE Magazine!     ~ Lizzy Parker

Bakkhus Taverna (605 6th Street, Kemah) 281-538-1800: Bakkhus Taverna Greek Restaurant and Bar invites you celebrate Valentine’s all weekend long! Bakkhus is the place for craft beer, signature cocktails and Greek and American eats. Bakkhus serves a Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring $5 All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes, $3 Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Screwdrivers. No reservations needed.

Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack (320 Texas Ave., Kemah) 281-334-5000: Take your sweetheart over to Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack under the bridge in Kemah for some of the tastiest Cajun food in the Bay Area. No reservations needed.

Dickinson Bar-B-Que (2111 FM 517 East, Dickinson) 281-534-2500: Head to family-owned Dickinson Bar-B-Que for award-winning, slow-smoked Texas barbecue, USDA Choice hand-cut steaks and home-style cooking this Valentine’s Day. Dickinson BBQ is the ideal Valentine’s destination for you and your sweetheart or the whole family.

Floyd’s Cajun Seafood and Texas Steakhouse (1300 E. Broadway Street, Pearland) 281-993-8385: Floyd’s in Pearland is offering a Special Valentine’s Day Menu from February 12 through 14. For $70 per couple, indulge in your choice of one appetizer (Shrimp Diableaux, Stuffed Jalapeños with Crab, Boudin Balls or two cups of Lobster Bisque). With the couple’s dinner, enjoy two entrees, your choice of a pasta dinner with choice of Seafood, Cajun Chicken, Cajun Shrimp, Cajun Scallops or Cajun Crawfish and a side salad. Another option is the Surf and Turf with a baked potato and a side salad, which features a 10-ounce sirloin and six shrimp! Other entree choices include the Corvina LaPaz with a side salad and one side dish, Seafood Courtboullion with a side salad; or choose the Catfish Étouffée with a side salad and one side. In addition to the appetizer, soup and entree, Floyd’s offers the following desserts: Chocolate Surprise, Bread Pudding and Valentine’s Cake! Your sweetheart will surely be impressed with such an appeasing spread! But wait, there’s more! Floyd’s in Pearland has daily drink and happy hour specials during Valentine’s weekend. Friday specials include $5 Jim Beam, Jack Daniel’s, Crown and Crown Apple while the Saturday specials are $3 SnoCones and $4 Fireball and Starphuckers. On Sundays, enjoy $3 Bloody Marys. Floyd’s Pearland offers crawfish for $6.99 a pound or 5 pounds for $32.

Gio’s Flying Pizza and Pasta (650 FM 517 W., Dickinson) 281-337-0107: This Valentine’s treat your love to pizza, pasta, seafood or steak at Gio’s Flying Pizza in Dickinson. Finish your romantic meal with a serving of gelato!

Jackie’s Brickhouse (1053 Marina Bay Drive {FM 2094} Kemah) 832-864-2459: This Valentine’s Day, Jackie’s Brickhouse has prepared a special menu available February 12 through 14. The Three-Course Valentine’s Menu includes one appetizer to share, two entrees and a shared dessert offered at $40 per couple. Reservations are recommended. The three appetizer options are Jalapeño Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Gulf Coast Crab Cakes or Spinach and Artichoke Dip (served with artisan bread). Couples can choose two entrees out of four offerings: Bourbon Glazed Salmon (topped with poached pear, served with risotto and grilled asparagus); New Orleans Fettuccine Pasta (tossed with shrimp, andouille sausage, veggies and a creamy Cajun sauce; a 10-ounce Smoked Prime Rib with rosemary au jus (served with fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus); or Chicken Roma (chicken breast with prosciutto, spinach and mozzarella cheese, topped with roasted red pepper sauce). For dessert to share with your sweetie, bite into the Amor A Primero Vista (a combination of Crème Brûlée and Tiramisu served with Crème fresh and seasonal berries.  Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Jackie’s offers an All-You-Can-Eat Bruch Buffet on with optional Bottomless Mimosas and a Build-Your-Own Bloody Mary Bar. Sunday's happy hour is from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. where you can order two Bloody Marys and a half dozen oysters for $8.50. Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., get 4 pounds of crawfish for $20 with corn, potatoes, butter and seasoning.

Kemah Boardwalk Restaurants (215 Kipp Ave., Kemah) 877-285-3624: Kemah Boardwalk is hosting “Seaside Sweethearts” this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy dinner at any of the waterfront restaurants and receive a complimentary train ride for two February 12 through 14. The boardwalk is home to numerous restaurants, amusements, retail stores and daily seaside shows to keep you and your sweetheart entertained.

La Poz French Cafè and Bistro (4622 NASA Parkway, Seabrook) 832-864-3675: There’s something about the French that makes us think about love. La Poz French Cafè in Seabrook has something special planned for Valentine’s weekend. Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, La Poz will offer a dinner special (along with their regular dinner menu). Live, romantic music will fill the air. Diners will receive a complimentary glass of champagne! On Sunday, February 14, La Poz will have a Valentine’s Brunch with romantic live music to set the mood for a relaxing and unforgettable meal with your favorite person(s). Reserve your spot by emailing [email protected] or call 832-864-3675.

Mainly Drinks (223 W. Main Street La Porte) 281-867-1700: Mainly Drinks, a restaurant in historic downtown La Porte, will be celebrating Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 13. (Closed on Valentine’s Day.) Celebrate your adoration with Mainly Drinks’ Saturday Sweetheart Dinner Menu for the perfect date night! Call 281-867-1700 to RSVP for your place or reserve a table online at www.mainlydrinks.com. Browse their menu online, which features dishes like Chipotle Seafood Pasta, Blue Corn Crusted Mahi and a Coffee Crusted Ribeye with some Gluten-Free and Vegetarian options available as well.

Masa Sushi (3 locations) 1788 S. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood (281-482-8888) / 977 NASA Road 1, Webster (281-486-9888) / 1804 W. FM 646, Dickinson (281-337-1288): Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Japanese Fusion Cuisine at one of the three conveniently located Masa Sushi restaurants in Clear Lake, Dickinson and be sure to check out their newest location in Friendswood! Owner Michael Zhou has been a sushi chef for more than 30 years. All three Masa Sushi locations will be taking reservations for Valentine’s Day. Call your favorite location to make your reservation today.

Mamacita’s Mexican Restaurant and Cantina (515 E. NASA Road 1 Webster) 281-332-5362: Treat your sweetie to Mamacita’s. Saturday, February 13 through Monday, February 15, Mamacita’s will be offering a Mar y Tierra Special with chocolate covered strawberries. If you’re thinking of Sunday Brunch for Valentine’s Day, Mamacita’s offers traditional Mexican breakfast with Menudo and Barbacoa from 8 am to noon on Sundays.

Noah’s Ark Bar and Grill (4438 Boulevard, Bacliff) 281-339-2895: Noah’s Ark Restaurant and Bar on the Bay in Bacliff is hosting Valentine’s Day lunch and dinner on Sunday, February 14 from noon to 9 pm. The entree includes a prime rib dinner for two and a bottle of wine for $49.95. Be sure to reserve early to confirm a spot for you and your honey. Call 281-339-2895. Noah’s Ark also offers a weekly Sunday brunch buffet from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with $2.75 Bloody Marys, Screwdrivers and Mimosas.

Thai Spice (300 W. Bay Area Blvd Suite 900, Webster) 281-554-6800: Thai Spice Rice-Noodle and Sushi House wants add a little spice to everyone’s Valentine’s weekend by serving their food with love. This Valentine’s weekend top off your romantic meal with a complimentary assorted cake (while supplies last) served from February 12 to the 14. Thai Spice is a BYOB establishment, so bring your favorite adult beverage. Don’t worry about bringing mixers. Thai Spice offers free set-ups for their customers. Take a peek at their photo intense menu at www.thaispice.com.

Tookie's Hamburgers (1202 Bayport Blvd., Seabrook) 281-942-9334: Tookie's invites you guys to bring in your babe in for a Bombshell on Valentine’s Day! No reservations needed.

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Corsets and Costumes for your Cupid at XTC Boutique

3505 Hwy. 146 Bacliff (832-864-3630) / 5309 I-45 La Marque (409-986-6144): Find something to wrap your sweetheart in this Valentine’s Day at XTC in Bacliff and La Marque. The intimate apparel boutique and novelty shop has a wide range of lingerie for the beauty in your life in all sizes from extra small to 4XL. Not sure what to purchase for your honey? XTC has a knowledgeable staff to help you choose something fitting, but they also have gift baskets and gift cards available. XTC can even special order items for you and your special someone.

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Calm Your Cupid with ZENergy

2600 South Shore Blvd #300, League City (281-796-7476 or 281-904-8410): For a unique Valentine’s Day gift this year, help your sweetheart find their center or find your own balance at ZENergy in League City. Using energy work and hypnotherapy, ZENergy can help those who are looking for love this February or anyone working on their very important self-love. The perfect way to treat yourself and your partner this month is with ZENergy’s 2 for 1 Valentine’s Day Special. If you’re unattached and looking for love, the staff at ZENergy is there to help! Bring a single friend with you to experience the self-love journey. The possibilities are endless when you love yourself first. We have many soul mates in our life, but it is with our love partners we learn the greatest lessons. Learn more at www.FeelZENergyBalance.com, and call for an appointment today.

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After-Dinner Dates:

Rock-N-Roll Cupid @ Scout Night Out

(18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston) 281-335-0002: For some additional Sunday Fun-day time with your sweetie this Valentine’s Day, head over to Scout Bar for a four band evening show starting at 7:30 p.m. The Valentine’s line-up includes headliners BALLYHOO!, with Resinated, Refinery Coast and The High Mile. Tickets are $13 at the door or you can buy them online at www.scoutbar.com.

Late-Night Cupid 

For some late night Valentine’s Day fun, bar hop between Palapa Bar, Money Bar and Skallywag, which are located within walking distance of each other in Kemah, Texas. All three bars stay open till 2 am on Sunday night so you can party with your sweetie into the morning hours. Palapa’s Club is open 9 pm to 2 am on Sunday. Monkey Bar offers Sunday Funday Specials all day featuring $5 Bloody Marys, $4 Micheladas, $2.75 Lonestar and $4.50 Mind Erasers and Zipperheads. Skallywag’s Sunday Special is $4.50 Texas Vodkas all day long.

Palapa Bar (608 6th Street, Kemah) 281-334-3746

Monkey Bar (605 6th Street #C, Kemah) 281-334-7800

Skallywag Suds N’ Grub (600 6th Street, Kemah) 281-538-8877

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