Here are some restaurants you might not have considered visiting for Valentine’s Day

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My husband and I never quite live up to the hype of the big V-Day. We’re at our best when we’re just being us, not exchanging boxes of chocolate that will only get half eaten.

Our February 14 also gets a lot better if there is good food involved.

I wrote about my sad dealings with V-Day and some out-of-the-box restaurant ideas for the latest issue of The Paper. Here’s a peek:

My fondest Valentine’s Days with my husband were often low-key, quirky, and food-centric. There was the year we stayed in and ordered a heart-shaped pizza. Then there was the evening we took a vase with a small fake flower to a Steak ‘n Shake. There wasn’t much to either celebration, yet we got to share a good meal and spend time with one another, which I hear is what Valentine’s Day is all about. It wasn’t about presents or planning, it was just about us and food.

Pick up the latest issue of The Paper or hop on over to the website.

Got bourbon? Get some and support Brightside at Four Roses Flower Hour

I’ve written before that I’m a fan of charity and food. Add bourbon to the mix, and you’ve got yourself an even better time.

Four Roses Bourbon and Nanz & Kraft Florists will sponsor the fourth-annual Four Roses Flower Hour charity event next week that benefits Brightside, an organization that promotes clean, green activities and initiatives in Louisville. 

Flower Hour will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Nanz & Kraft, 141 Breckenridge Lane. With a minimum $5 donation at the door, attendees can shop for gifts, drink a little bourbon and have some snacks with Master Distiller Jim Rutledge. All proceeds go to Brightside, so it sounds like a great deal.

What: Four Roses Flower Hour

When: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 11

Where: Nanz & Kraft, 141 Breckenridge Lane

Cost: Minimum $5 donation with proceeds going to Brightside