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Consider these sweet options to celebrate Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day celebrations

There are many Valentine’s Day celebration options that allow for social distancing and supporting local businesses.

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday this year, some local businesses are offering specials all weekend long. 

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be about fancy gifts or how much money you spend. Instead, it should be about doing something together that you love as a couple or as a family. 

Here are some suggestions.

Hilton Brentwood/Nashville Suites

For those who want a romantic night or weekend away from home, Hilton Brentwood/Nashville Suites, at 9000 Overlook Blvd. in Brentwood, is offering a Valentine’s Day romance package featuring a one-night stay, chocolate-dipped strawberries and a $20 credit to BurBun, which is housed within the hotel. 

The restaurant features local bourbon favorites, handcrafted ingredients and exquisite whiskeys paired with gourmet burgers and other menu items. 

The package is $174 and is available Friday through Sunday. Call 615-376-3308 for a reservation and be sure to mention the package.

Fresh Market

Fresh Market, at 235 Franklin Road in Brentwood, has been offering up Valentine’s Day meals for years. With sweetheart ribeye steaks and heart-shape Maryland crab cakes, shoppers can order ahead of time.

Even better is the Valentine’s Day meal that includes either filet mignon or Chilean sea bass, Mascarpone potatoes with rosemary, asparagus, chocolate-dipped strawberries, a dozen roses and a reusable bag for $49.99. Preorder and pick up between Friday and Sunday. 

Fresh Market has also created an elegant, restaurant-quality brunch for the whole family. Brunch includes quiche Lorraine, Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, lox tray, mixed berry tub, plain bagels, whipped cream cheese and freshly squeezed orange juice. The cost is $49.99 for the brunch.

Order online at thefreshmarket.com/valentinesday.

Local restaurants

Depending on your comfort level eating out amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many options at local restaurants that are offering a variety of specials for dine-in and take-out.

Mere Bulles, at 5201 Maryland Way in Brentwood, is offering dine-in or curbside specials on Saturday and Sunday. For $79, get a four-course meal with appetizer, soup or salad, entree and dessert. Choose between snapper, scallops, short ribs and more. Bottles of wine are available at half off. 

On Sunday, a Valentine’s Day holiday buffet is being offered, with escorted social distancing in place. Salmon and roast beef carving stations, a doughnut wall and more is available for $44.99.

Discounts for seniors and children are available. 

Call 615-467-1945 to reserve a table or order the meal to go. 

Amerigos, at 1656 Westgate Circle in Cool Springs, is offering Chilean sea bass cooked on a cedar plank and a strawberry tiramisu this weekend. Specials are available in the restaurant and for takeout.

Call 615-377-7070 for reservations and to place orders. 

Granite City, at 1864 W. McEwen Drive in Franklin, is offering a special three-course meal that starts with an appetizer, features two entrees and ends with a special dessert. For $49.99, lovebirds can celebrate the holiday with delicious cocktails or beer produced on site. 

Granite City is also now serving Famous Dave’s barbeque for takeout only. Call 615-435-1949 or order ahead at www.famousdaves.com/menu for a feast for two featuring a heart-shape cornbread muffin. 

Del Friscos, at 207 Franklin Road in Brentwood, is offering a filet duo or lobster tails, prime rib, New York strips, red velvet cheesecake and his-and-her cocktails — Love Struck for the gents and Pink Lady for the gals — Friday through Sunday. 

Call 615-928-6159 for reservations or to order takeout. 

Taziki’s locations are offering a Valentine’s Day feast for four. Eat in or take home and enjoy healthy and fresh Greek food. Choose between shrimp ($35) or grilled chicken ($45). The meal also includes salad, rice or potatoes, choice of baked or soft pita, a pint of whipped feta and six cookies. 

To order, visit https://togoorder.com.

Amico’s New York Pizza, at 7177 Nolensville Road in Nolensville, might make the perfect stop to pick up a pizza to take home and enjoy sitting in front of the fire. 

Stop by R&B Liquors in the same plaza and pick up a nice bottle of wine, or, if you like beer with your pizza, make a quick drive to Mill Creek Brewery, at 2008B Johnson Industrial Blvd. 

Mill Creek Brewing Co. also offers socially distanced seating and, when weather permits, outdoor seating. A food truck is on site. 

Call 615-776-1800 to order.

Outdoor fun

Get out of the house, bundle up for the cold weather and find some fun at some of these stops. 

Arrington Vineyards, at 6211 Patton Road in Arrington, is offering live jazz 3-7 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. The Reed Pittman Trio will perform in the pavilion tent.

Sip some of the winery’s award-winning wines, pack a picnic basket and celebrate with your special someone. 

Don’t forget that Saturday is Galentine’s Day. Join your best girlfriends at the vineyard for some socially distanced fun. 

For more information, call 615-395-0102.

Radnor Lake, at 1160 Otter Creek Road in Nashville, is beautiful even when it is cold. You can smell the freshly shredded pine trees on the trails right now. 

Pack a picnic lunch or some hot chocolate to enjoy as you hike.

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