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In Downtown LA…Love is in the air at El Granjero Cantina as Executive Chef Jenni Sklar is firing up the passion by offering a special modern Mexican LUNCH & DINNER FOR TWO MENU ($60) featuring a Caesar Salad for Two, Two Surf & Turf Taco Plates comprised of Beef & Shrimp Veracruz Tacos served with rice and beans, and Tres Leches Cake for Two for the perfect sweet finish. El Granjero Cantina will also be offering their signature menu showcasing Chef Jenni’s Antojitos (Snacks), Ensaladas (Salad), Quesadillas, Tacos, Los Tazones (Bowls), Burritos, Acompanantes (Sides), and Desserts for all sweethearts and singles to enjoy. El Granjero Cantina will also be featuring three specialty Valentine’s Day cocktails created by Tobin Shea Including the Spicy Lover made of mezcal, lime, honey and spicy tincture, Cupid’s Arrow prepared with Casa Rica Rosado, fregola, lime, and agave, and Love Potion with guest’s choice of spirit, hibiscus, raspberry, lime, and soda for the perfect toast to say Te Amo!

El Granjero Cantina spread; photo by Michael Brown

El Granjero Cantina will be open for Valentine’s Day Weekend on Friday, February 11th, 2022, from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm, Saturday, February 12th, 2022, from 10:00 am to 9:30 pm, Sunday, February 13th, 2022, from 10:00 am to 8:30 pm, and on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, from 11:30 am to 8:00 pm. For more information or reservations, please call El Granjero Cantina directly at 323.879.9324; El Granjero Cantina at The Original Farmers Market Los Angeles is located on the plaza 6333 W. 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA  90036; 323.879,9324;

In Monterey Park…Whether it’s a first date or you are with your fiancée, fall in love at FIVE 55 this Valentine’s Day Weekend! Head Chef Barman Nicholas Jackson sets the tone with his Clouded Rose cocktail made with Smirnoff vodka, strawberry & mint cordial with Bacardi Orange, and Executive Chef Austin Lee will be heating thigs up with his full FIVE 55 Menu featuring signature FIVE 55 Appetizers, Flatbreads, Salads, Entrées, Sides and Desserts. Chef Lee will also be showcasing his Valentine’s Day Specials Menu “all weekend long” for lovers to share Baked Oysters, Mini Lobster Rolls, Baked Oysters, Steak Frites, Wild Mushroom Risotto, Truffle Burger, and White Flatbread with Prosciutto to keep the heart a flame. Sweethearts and friends alike can savor the Dessert Tasting Menu for Two that includes Tiramisu, Cheesecake and Banana Pudding, or show all your devotion by sharing a Brownie à la Mode served in a hot skillet with vanilla ice cream, and whipped cream for the perfect finish this Valentine’s Day!

FIVE 55 Spread; Photo by Jakob N. Layman

FIVE 55 will be open will be open for Valentine’s Day Weekend, Friday, February 11th, 2022, and Saturday, February 12th, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 12:00 midnight, Sunday, February 13th, 2022, from 2:30 pm to 10:00 pm, and on Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. For more information or reservations, please call FIVE 55 directly at 626.656.4056; FIVE 55 at Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Monterey Park 555 N. Atlantic Boulevard, Monterey Park, CA  91754; 626.656.4056;

In Pasadena…this Valentine’s Day create a perfect Sicilian getaway of your very own and let Owner and Executive Chef Calogero Drago prepare a beautiful romantic dinner in Celestino Ristorante’s main dining room or on one of their gorgeous Outdoor Patios. Or place an order for Takeout and celebrate in the comfort of your very own home “all weekend” long! As Chef Drago celebrates the spirit of love, he will be offering sweethearts a very special Valentine’s Day Four-Course Prix-Fixe Menu ($85 Per Person).

Celestino Pasta Spread; photo by acuna-hansen

So, let the love flow with the ANTIPASTO, a choice of Sweet Corn Soup or the sublime Mushroom Soufflé with Fontina cheese and black truffle. Chef Drago offers a choice of the Risotto with Red Beets & Goat Cheese or the festive Heart Shaped Ravioli filled with Shrimp in a Lobster Sauce. The MAIN COURSE is a main event with a choice of either the Filet of Branzino served with Polenta, Peruvian Potatoes and Black Truffle Sauce or Chicken Roulade Stuffed with Mozzarella Cheese, Mortadella and Marsala Wine Sauce. Saving room for DESSERT, a Chef’s Valentine’s Day Special Dessert always adds a sweet element of surprise, and for those that want to raise a celebratory glass (or two) Executive Chef Calogero Drago will include a Bottle of Prosecco ($38.00 per Bottle / $25.00 per Bottle if paired with Prix-Fixe Menu) or Super Sicilian ($38.00 per Bottle / $25.00 per Bottle if paired with Prix-Fixe Menu)) to compliment his Valentine’s Day Four-Course Prix-Fixe Menu. Celestino Ristorante will also be offering his full Classic Menu showcasing signature À la carte Menu items like the Ravioli filled with Duck, Mushrooms, & Porcino Blueberry Sauce, Tortellini Stuffed with Pumpkin Cream, Butter & Sage, Risotto with Red Beets & Goat Cheese, Ossobuco, Bistecca, and his Homemade Authentic Family-Style Lasagna Menu that can be pre-ordered 24 hours in advance. For something sweet, savor and share a Tiramisu, Panna Cotta (Vanilla Custard with Strawberries), or for something even more decadent, indulge in the Torta Al Ciocolato (Flourless Chocolate Cake) for a perfect Valentine’s Day finish. Viva L’amore!

Celestino Ristorante will be open for Valentine’s Day Weekend Dinner on Friday, February 11th, 2022, and Saturday, February 12th, 2022, from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm, Sunday, February 13th, 2022, and Valentine’s Day, Monday, February 14th, 2022, from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. For more information, please call Celestino Ristorante directly at 626.795.4006; 141 South Lake Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91105; 626.795.4006;