I'm putting together a story on dining out for Valentine's Day. In doing so, I just found out that Biba, the great Italian restaurant on Capitol Avenue, is already fully booked for its special prix fixe dinner that night. That's good news for the restaurant. But it's a reminder for those of you planning to wine and dine with a loved one on Feb 14. It's time to make reservations.
If you wait too long, you'll have to be a smooth talker, indeed, to explain to your significant other what exactly is so romantic about eating a Bloomin' Onion at Outback Steakhouse. Nothing says true love like getting all of your daily calories in one greasy appetizer (2210 calories).
Along those lines, we ask you the reader to weigh in (no pun intended). Where are you going for Valentine's Day? Where was your best -- and your worst -- Valentine's dinner in years past?
Let us know in the comments below and your suggestions, if they're not the work of enraged, rambling mouth-breathers, may find their way into our story. And that Bloomin' Onion, by the way, is looking better and better.
Blair Anthony Robertson is The Bee's restaurant critic. Follow him on Twitter, @blarob.