Any holiday means an interesting variety of food choices in McKinney, but Valentine’s Day combines delicious choices with a romantic twist. Below are some of the Cupid-inspired options you can share with your loved ones between now and Feb. 14.
Grotto (112 E. Louisiana) offers a four-course dinner for two for $79 with live music by Melissa Medlock Trio from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Reservations are required; call 972-838-1135. Or drop in for a drink. Grotto is located next to Sauce on the Square in historic downtown McKinney.
Valentine’s Day dinner at Louisiana Street Grill is $80 per couple ($120 per couple with a bottle of wine, restaurant’s choice) including a chef’s choice appetizer and a special menu from which you can select soup or salad, entrée, and dessert. Newly opened at 350 E. Louisiana, call 972-369-0100 for reservations.
Spoons Cafe’ (corner of Louisiana and Kentucky – look for the red and yellow awnings) will be open on Valentine’s Day until 8 p.m. and will serve from their regular menu. Guests will also be treated to live entertainment that evening. 972-548-6900;SpoonsCafe.com.
The Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is celebrating the Month of Love with a special rate all month long. Through Feb. 29, stay one night in a king suite with either breakfast-in-bed for $139 or candle-lit dinner and a bottle of wine in your room for $149. Call 469-952-2044. See the special here.
Churchill’s British Restaurant & Pub (100 N. Tennessee, 972-562-2929) will serve a special Valentine’s Day menu as well as having a Spanish guitarist to serenade guests. Two seating times will be available at 7 and 9 p.m.
Gregory’s Bistro (111 W. Virginia, 972-548-1920) is offering a special four-course Valentine’s Day offering sure to satisfy the most discerning foodie-file lovebirds. Reservations and bank are a must.
La Misha (113 N. Kentucky, 972-540-6050) offers an intimate four-course dinner for two featuring candlelight, and the romantic sounds of jazz music, champagne, and a chocolate dipped strawberry and rose for each couple.
Over at Boston’s Gourmet Pizza (6800 Highway 121, 214-585-0900) between Feb. 11th and the 14th, you and your family can enjoy a heart-shaped pizza, $1 of which will go to Kidd Kraddick’s Kidd’s Kids Charity.
Rick’s Chophouse and The Grand Hotel (107 N. Kentucky, 214-544-9612) are offering chocolate covered strawberries, champagne in the room, dinner for two at Rick’s, and a standard room at the hotel for $269. (The staff at Rick’s reports they are booked for dinner on the 14th, but have some openings on the 10th and 11th.)
Of course, romance isn’t just reserved for eateries on Valentine’s Day. There is plenty else you can do in McKinney to experience romance or just to show someone you care:
–Book a carriage ride around the historic district with Happy Trails Carriage Service.
–Did you know there is a meditation garden just east of the Community Center (on the Wilson Creek Nature Trail), complete with nice big rocks perfect for sitting on to share a picnic? But please make sure to carry your trash out in your picnic basket as there aren’t any trash cans provided.
–Entice your loved one’s sweet tooth with some locally-made chocolates at Goodies (114 N. Tennessee) where you can find truffles and chocolate dipped strawberries for Valentine’s Day and a chocolate berry cup with a chocolate ganache. Or of course, put together a basket of candies and popcorn at Mom & PopCorn (215 E. Louisiana).
Editor’s Note: Thanks to the McKinney Convention & Visitors Bureau for the submitted information.