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Valentine’s Day Is Tomorrow; Do You Have Plans Yet?

by Madison V. Fisler

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Feb. 13, 2014. Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, did it sneak up on you? Don’t worry, there are plenty of things in the High Country for you to do to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart. Check out our listing of local restaurants hosting unique and exciting meals for the most romantic of holidays, and make sure this is a Valentine’s Day to remember. 


Char: For Valentine’s Day, Char will offer Valentine’s Day specials along with their full menu. Dinner seatings are from 4-9 p.m. Char will also offer a prix fixe menu, with items like panko encrusted oysters, Korean barbeque spring rolls, frisee and apple salad, tuna nigiri, dusted flounder, surf and turf and chocolate stout float and strawberry kiss. Cost is $45 per person. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 828-266-2179 or by clicking here

Vidalia: Vidalia in Boone will offer a special menu on Valentine’s Day, with seatings from 5-9 p.m. Cost is $55 per person, and reservations are strongly recommended. The menu includes items like smoked salmon blini, sweet potato bisque, Zinfandel poached pear salad, truffled gnocchi, shrimp ceviche, beef short ribs, pan seared salmon, churros and chocolate torte. For reservations, call 828-263-9176 or click here for more information. 

Joe’s Jazzed Up: On Friday, Feb. 14, Joe’s Jazzed Up with have special Valentine’s Day seating times at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Joe and his staff will prepare a special four-course meal for guests including shrimp stuffed with crab, a choice of delicious entrees and brownie and apple tart with two tuxedo strawberries and a complimentary glass of champagne. Cost is $79.99 per couple. Seating is limited, so make your reservations now at 828-263-9206 or click here. 

The Gamekeeper: The Gamekeeper will have a Valentine’s celebration from Thursday, Feb. 13-Sunday, Feb. 16. They will offer special desserts and drinks to celebrate the romantic day. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 828-963-7400 or by clicking here

Makotos: Join Makotos in Boone for a lovely evening. Grab some sushi with your date or enjoy watching your dinner cooked right in front of your eyes by one of their famously talented chefs. For more information or for reservations, call 828-264-7976 or click here

Town Tavern: The Town Tavern will be hosting an “Anti-Valentine’s Day” party from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. There will be many fabulous food and drink specials including the Unromantic Dinner for Two, stupid Cupid shots, salty tears tequila shots, live entertainment from Holden Bare and karaoke, and even great prizes to celebrate the not-holiday like Town Tavern gift certificates, raffles and a three month subscription to Match.com! For more information, click here

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Chestnut Grille: The Chestnut Grille at the Green Park Inn will feature a romantic setting for a great deal on Friday and Saturday night. The restaurant will feature a delicious three course meal with a half bottle of champagne for just $75 per couple. The menu will feature a chocolate salad, New York strip steak or crusted chicken and chocolate decadence cake. For reservations, call 828-414-9230. Click here for more information. 

Twigs: Treat your someone special to a great meal at Twigs. With a fantastic wine selection, a varied menu and many different drink options, you really can’t go wrong. Nab a few appetizers and try one of the great chef’s selections, and don’t forget to indulge in dessert while you’re at it. For reservations, call 828-295-5050. For more information, click here

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Louisiana Purchase: Join Louisiana Purchase for dinner to experience the finest in Creole and Cajun cuisine right in your own backyard for a unique approach to Valentine’s Day this year. For more information, please call the restaurant at 866-7344124 or click here

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Jackalope’s View: Join Jackalope’s for a special Valentine’s Day menu on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 and 15. Cost is $55 per couple, which includes a choice of salad, soup, entree and dessert, as well as a complimentary glass of bubbly. Reservations are recommended to dine at the best view in the High Country. For reservations, call 828-898-9004 or click here for more information. 


Linville Falls Winery: Linville Falls Winery in Newland will feature free tastings and live music on Saturday, Feb. 15 in honor of Valentine’s Day. Wood fired pizzas will be available all afternoon with live music by Andy Ferrell and Oncoming Train. The winery is open Friday-Sunday 12-6 p.m. For more information, click here