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Last-Minute Valentine's Day in San Antonio

By February 12, 2009

With all the uncertainty in the economy, lots of people are cutting back on how much they spend on Valentine's Day, leaving pricey flowers and gourmet chocolates on the shelf. Others are just bad procrastinators and the holiday snuck up on them. If either of these things is you, what are you going to do for Valentine's Day with only a day left?

There are a few things you can still do. While a reservation for dinner at the Melting Pot would be impossible to get, there are alternatives. And some of them are very affordable!

The Carriage House Bistro is offering a full menu plus a Valentine's Special Meal for Two throughout the week (Tuesday-Sunday, February 10-15). The special includes a Bistro salad with balsamic vinaigrette, herb-marinated Mahi Mahi, parmesan potato gratin, broccolini and sun dried tomatoes, and veal shallot demi. The meal finishes with dessert for two: white chocolate timbale and a tiramisu triangle. $42 per couple. For reservations, call (210) 824-2062. The regular Bistro menu is also available. This is an excellent deal for a great meal last-minute.

Does your sweet love sweets? Head over to Boerne for a day-long Chocolate Walk. Here is the scoop: Ticket holders collect unique chocolates from over 30 participating merchants in beautiful Historic Downtown Boerne. The Walk provides an opportunity for shopping and dining in unique shops, galleries and restaurants. The walk is from 11-5pm, limited tickets are $15 and are available at The Boerne Visitors Center. For more information call 830-249-7277.

Maybe the smell of motor oil and fuel makes your love's heart go pitter patter. If so, head on over to the Kendall County Fair Grounds on Saturday or Sunday for the St. Valentines Day Motor Cycle Massacre. There will be music, vendors, rides, games, and more.

If going out isn't in the cards, stay in with HEB Central Market's Dinner and a Movie. Fill out the form on the linked site and you can then go pick up a gourmet meal for two including dessert, candles and a movie. This offer is available year round, not just at Valentine's Day! You can also 'grab and go' with their two-pack meals available at the store, but there is limited availability so be sure to get your order in ASAP.

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