So what better way to celebrate than to make a list of my favorite dinner date spots (I'd tell you where I'm going, but I have a feeling Official Girlfriend of DCWD Texas will be trawling this to guess at my surprise).
|Lamb kleftico at Zaytinya|
For Those Looking To Be Treated Like Kings - Posto: I'll admit, this one is a bit biased, being based on one particular experience we had with an incredible server, an experience that could replicate itself a hundred times over in any number of dining rooms across the city (other notables: sommelier Kat Bangs and the crew at Komi, the staff at Eola). But when it came time to book a reservation for the actual Valentine's Day dinner with Texas, there was no other option but Posto (though, a last-minute work trip scratched those plans).
|Chilled tomato soup at Adour|
For the Full Day Experience - Vermilion. The date gauntlet that is King Street offers 800 things to do, starting with the art collective Torpedo Factory to the cobblestone streets to Todd Thrasher's drinks at speakeasy PX to the cute bookstores and shops. And what better way to cap off the night than the beautiful and intimate Vermilion? Heck, even the restaurant is bathed in red.
|Wine flight at Cork|
For the Cherry On Top - Buzz Bakery, Baked and Wired, Kramerbooks/Afterwords. Dessert dates are underrated. Depending on where you are and what time it is, these are the best places in my opinion to grab a cupcake or pie.
|Philly cheesesteak at minibar|
For the Baller - minibar. Just kidding. If you scored a res for this weekend, I should be asking you for tips.