Roll Call: Valentine’s Day Edition
In case you missed the memo, consider this post to be your friendly reminder that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. While reservations at the hottest restaurants in town may be hard to come by this close to Cupid’s big day, there are still plenty of ways to charm your sweetheart. Consider these options from our client roster:
Art for the Heart
This year, Valentine’s Day coincides with Free Tuesday at the Cummer Museum. This Riverside Avenue institution is a perfect destination for couples and families alike. Start by taking a quiet stroll through the tranquil Cummer Gardens. Then, explore the newest exhibition. Finally, pick up an exquisite gift from the Cummer Shop to commemorate your visit.
Food for the Soul
Our friends at Forking Amazing Restaurants have dinner covered, whether you’re dining out or preparing a gourmet spread at home. Check out The Florida Times-Union to see the Valentine’s Day specials for Ovinté, Bistro Aix, and Il Desco. Or, pick up the February issue of Jacksonville Magazine for Executive Chef Josh Bushby’s recipe for pan-roasted chicken with rapini, couscous and pine nuts. Don’t forget dessert! May we suggest the chocolate praline torte from Il Desco, hailed as the “Best Chocolate Dessert in the City” by Jack Magazine?
Beat the evening crowds and treat your love to a day of culture in the Urban Core. Begin your day with a visit the Museum of Science and History. After that, stroll the newly renovated Southbank Riverwalk. Finish your date with a romantic picnic lunch by Friendship Fountain.
The Black Sheep rooftop is a popular destination for lovebirds every day of the year — not just Valentine’s Day. And for good reason: an evening breeze is an excellent excuse to warm up near the fire with handcrafted cocktails, whether this Five Points outpost is your first or last stop of the night.
Keeping it casual? If so, nothing says love like an elevated Taco Tuesday experience at Burrito Gallery Brooklyn. Head to the roof for skyline views to accompany your favorite Jax-Mex cuisine.
And, if a balanced craft brew is the way to your heart, raise a toast to your love at the Intuition Ale Works taproom in Downtown Jacksonville. Bonus: BLK SHP at Intuition serves up tasty sandwiches, burgers, and other pub fare.
Cocktails and Culture
There are still a few tickets left for the opening night of Jersey Boys, presented by The FSCJ Artist Series. Before the show, stop by The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails for a round of “Apple of My Eye” cocktails with the apple of your eye.