As someone who’s been “uncoupled” on Valentine’s Day for the last decade, with the exception of 2017 when I ate fried Mars Bars with a Scotsman, I can assure you that this holiday is no picnic for single people. Don’t even get me started on the fact that “Galentine’s Day” has been relegated to February 13 so that “real” Valentine’s Day can still happen as usual.
But where there is global distress, there is also a silver lining: Suddenly people are aware of how shitty it is to be alone on special holidays. This year I’ve seen a number of restaurants offering Valentine’s Day experiences for single people. (Two that came across my newsfeed are Angelo’s on the Hill and Mosaic Table, where “smooches” will get you a discount of $20 on a Valentine’s Day experience.)
But Bites By Bre, who we profiled way back in the spring (motifri.com/somethingspecial), fully acknowledges the “double-decker shit sandwich” (to quote her friend) it is to be single in the midst of a pandemic, so Bre Goldsmith is offering a special for Valentine’s Day that will make everyone feel loved.
Here’s what you can expect: three mouth-watering courses (spoiler alert: this includes candied slab bacon and a chocolate whoopie pie with strawberry-infused fluff), flowers, chocolate, complementary add-ons particular to whichever meal you choose (if you’re ordering dinner for one vs. dinner for two), an option to add wine, and heart-shaped dog biscuits, if your Valentine actually comes when you call him.
I might just be looking forward to this holiday after all…
Get your tickets via ExploreTock.com/BitesbyBre. ($48 per person; option to add a bottle of wine for $16.) Choose delivery if in Providence, or pick-up at 11-17 Aleppo Street, PVD.