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#DowntownCG Guide to Valentine's Day
#DowntownCG Guide to Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air in #DowntownCG! Grab that extra special someone (or treat yourself and your pals) to a week full of sweet events. Still haven’t made any plans? No problem! We have compiled a list of the TO-DO’s in downtown, featuring special events & dinners, where to shop for the perfect gift, out-of-the-box date ideas, and all of the best dessert destinations. No matter what you are looking for this Valentine’s Day, Downtown Cape has what you need to make it unforgettable.

Special Events & Dinners

1. Taste of Main Street: Gabriel’s Food + Wine
-February 13
-Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
-Four courses from Gabriel’s paired with beer from Minglewood followed by ice cream from Sugar Chic.
-Space is limited, call to reserve spots
-Tickets: $55/ person (plus tax + gratuity).

2. Couples Cocktail Class and Dinner: Gabriel’s Food + Wine
-February 13
-6:30-9:30 p.m.
-Couples will make an espresso martini, lavender margarita, and mojito, with dinner served after.
-Space is limited, call to reserve spots
-Tickets: $85/couple (+tax and $18% gratuity)

3. Valentine’s Day Special for the Lovebirds: Burrito-Ville 
-February 13-16
-10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
-2 entrees + 2 drinks = 2 FREE cheesecake tacos!

4. Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop featuring Glass Gardens by Stacey & Bon Bon’s of Cape Girardeau: Kith & Kin
-February 14
-12-6 p.m.
-Kit & Kin will be teaming up with Stacey Roth from Glass Gardens by Stacey and Bon Bon’s of Cape Girardeau for a Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Shop! Stacey will be selling arrangements in the shop all day and Bon Bon’s of Cape Girardeau will have jars of macaroons for $15, as well as Valentine’s cookies and caramels!

5. Valentine’s Day Party: HotShots Sports Bar and Grill
-February 14
-5-11 p.m.
-Hotshots first Valentines Day Party, featuring bloody mary specials, red shot specials, and couples specials.

6. Valentine’s Bouquet BarMother Earth by Annie Laurie’s
-February 14
-10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
-Come make a fresh floral bouquet or have Mother Earth create one for you. Flowers can be sold by the stem, but there will also be grab and go arrangements prepared. Feel free to call ahead for advance arrangements.

7. Valentine’s Dinner for Two: Port Cape
-February 14
-5-8 p.m.
-4-Course Dinner featuring: French Onion Soup, Lobster Avocado Salad, Porterhouse for Two, and Chocolate Mousse Tart
-Tickets: $75/couple (not including tax & gratuity)

Gift Guide (for her)

The Plant Lady’s Corner: for the plant lover (succulents)
Spanish Street Farmacy: for the tea fanatic (spearmint- recommended by Mercy)
The Corner Grocery Store: for the sweet-tooth (Kentucky Bourbon Balls)
Hempies: for the one who loves body products
Escape Cape: for the thrill seeker
Zickfields Jewelry & Gifts: for that extra special someone
Indie House: for the one that’s hard to shop for (4 shops to explore)
Mississippi Mutts: for the animal lover
Annie-Ems: for the home-chef (cookbook)
Stash: for the fashionista (new clothing)
Bloom: for the person who loves to accessorize
Glassroots: for the zen master (incenses)
Just Kidding Consignment Store: for the thrifter
Kith + Kin: for the one who loves vintage

Gift Guide (for him)

Atelier: for the individualist
Minglewood Brewery: for Roadie Sodies
Pastimes Antiques: for the one of a kind finds
C.P. McGinty or Jayson Jewelers: for watches or cuff links
Spanish Street Mercantile: for the history buff
Back Porch Antiques and Riverfront Antiques: for the one who loves vintage
Plumbers Supply & Girardeau Distributors: for the handy man
Gaming Grounds: for the gamer
The Toy Bomb: for the collector
Kidds Convenience Store: for a gourmet popcorn sampler
Annie Laurie’s Antiques: anything from the men’s room

Sweets for Your Sweet

-Spanish Street Farmacy: Homemade Sodas & Milkshakes
Sugar Chic Creamery: Ice Cream Flight to Share
Chocolate Works: Turtles and Caramels
-Corner Store: Kentucky Bourbon Balls
-Gabriel’s Food + Wine: Cannoli & Tiramisu
Socials Café & Coffeehouse: Dessert Bar featuring cupcakes, macarons, & eclairs
Bella Italia: A Dessert Sampler
-Burrito-Ville: Cheesecake Tacos

Out of the Box Date Ideas

El Sol Mexican Restaurant: Share a margarita flight
Catapult Creative House & Arts Council of SEMO: Experience a gallery tour
Board & Brush: Painting Class
Dynamite Coffee: Share a coffee flight
36 Restaurant & Bar: Appetizers and cocktails with your best Galentine’s
21 Taps & Ebb and Flow Fermentations: Romantic beer sampling
-Escape Cape: Try an escape room
Broadway Biergarten: Share a pretzel
Tried & True: Salon, Piercing, & Tattoo: Get a matching tattoo
Katy O Ferrell’s Irish Pub & Restaurant: Share a whiskey flight
Coin-op Cantina: A friendly skee-ball competition over drinks
Barista’s Coffee Bar: Coffee or hot chocolate with a view of #DowntownCG
Premier Antiques & Brick Street Gallery: Antiquing followed by a walk along the Mississippi River


Written by: Madeline Grimm

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