Life is More than a Box of Chocolates

Whether celebrating a friendship, a new romance, the love of your four-legged friend or a decades-long commitment, February 14 is that day to reach out and make someone feel special. While chocolate candies in a heart container is a nice idea, 2020 is a great time to think outside the "box of chocolates."

ENDLESS LOVE 
Love lasts so why contain it to one day? Summer House Santa Monica is offering a Valentine’s Day special from Feb. 1 to Feb. 19 that includes desserts and Mawby “Sex” Sparkling Rose. Make your reservations here.

SUGAR AND STEIN 
Sugar and hops - the perfect combo especially for a couple with cravings for craft beer and something sweet. JennyCakes Bakery of Kensington partners with 7Locks Brewery on Feb. 15 for a Beer and Cupcake pairing. Your ticket includes five tastings and five mini cupcakes.

 

HOME GROWN LOVE 
Escape the Valentine’s Day dining scene with a chef-made dinner at home. Ordering in doesn’t have to mean fast food. Carry out at Vignola Gourmet and get eggplant parmigiana or Fettuccine Pescatore. A local favorite, Far East Restaurant is where you will find high-quality Chinese dishes like shrimp with lobster sauce and lamb Hunan style!

 

PEDAL PASSION 
Feed their love for the road at City Bikes and ElectriCity Bikes or REI where you can get geared up for a date day along bike paths in Montgomery County. Choose the nearby Bethesda Trolley Trail locally or hitch up your bikes and head out for a full afternoon along the Capital Crescent Trail.

 

PAMPER YOUR PUP 
No one loves you like your pet! Why not treat them this Valentine’s Day to a "shedicure" at Best Friends Pet Careor a spa package at Dogtopia. Or, find the perfect new toy or bed at PetSmart or Homegoods in White Flint Plaza!

 

LOVE FREE STUFF? 
Here’s the Scoop on how you can enter to win a $50 gift card to Vignola Gourmet. Like the Pike District on Facebook this month and we will pull one lucky winner from our new group of friends!