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
-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
-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
-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
-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
-Hotshots first Valentines Day Party, featuring bloody mary specials, red shot specials, and couples specials.
6. Valentine’s Bouquet Bar: Mother Earth by Annie Laurie’s
-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
-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