Aw, the life of a new singleton. Never been a big holiday person, so even when coupled up, Valentine’s Day hasn’t meant much to me … unless there’s chocolate involved, then it becomes my FAVORITE holiday (ha!). Well, 2013 V-Day is looking much brighter this morning because I just found out the following:
BEST BET: Chef/owner Tara Thomas of Traxx at Union Station has created special Valentine’s Day cocktails tonight from 6 PM to 9 PM. Tell her or a bartender that “a woman walks into a bar …” and you’ll get 50% off your first drink!
Traxx at Union Station
800 N. Alameda St., Los Angeles 90012; (213) 625-1999
LONELY? The Pie Hole is stocking up on a mini-version of its ever-so-popular-but-rarely-available Lonely Pie (chocolate, potato chips, chunky peanut butter and an Oreo crust … I’m in!). Even better, co-owner Matt Hefner tells me that there’s two NEW pies just for today: My Bloody Valentine (blood orange cheesecake) and Black Heart Whoopie Pie (chocolate cake, marshmallow, and pretzel filling).
The Pie Hole
714 Traction Ave., Los Angeles 90013; (213) 537-0115
NEED A DATE? Get a date bar at Bread Lounge. Manager and baker Ziv Wagner made special date bars just for today that seem like they might go well with coffee, or at least, with that bottle of wine that you might chug at home tonight while watching re-runs of “The Bachelor” (might be my plans!).
700 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles 90021; (213) 327-0782
WANT TO DRINK? Even if you don’t have a reservation for chef Tony Esnault’s saucy aphrodisiac dinner, drop by Church & State to see if you can wiggle up to the bar for His and Hers specialty cocktails. Take your pick: “His” includes whiskey, rum, and beer; “Hers” contains gin, house-made grenadine, fresh thyme, and sparkling wine.
Church & State
1850 Industrial St., Los Angeles 90021; (213) 405-1434
P.S. The featured photo in this post is one I took this morning when I discovered a newly installed artwork on the wall of the former Bloom’s General Store by street artist EENCH … it is a red painted Valentine with a REAL heart pierced by an arrow.4