Yes, Valentine’s Day is one of the worst dining days of the year. The so-called romantic holiday just entails costly bills and a forced amorous atmosphere. But, hey, a person still has to eat, and if you’re looking for casual dining options on Tuesday, February 14, without having to shell out a bunch of money for prix fixe menus, dreaded aphrodisiacs, and being inundated with red and pink everywhere, Eater has you covered.
Here are Austin’s best low-key picks for Valentine’s Day. Avoid the greeting card holiday with bowling and burgers at Westgate Lanes and Slab BBQ, Korean barbecue from Honey Pig, tacos from Las Trancas, noodle soup bowls from Sazan Ramen, and more.
Looking for more places to avoid the day? There are dive bars, karaoke bars, food trucks, and bars with good activities and games. If dining out is absolutely necessary on Valentine’s day, scope out Eater’s picks and suggestions for dinners and the such.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More