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Posted at 09:20 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Valentine’s Day: Places to go, things to eat


These Valentine chocolates from Zoe's are just one of the sweet treats you can enjoy this Valentine’s Day. (Deb Lindsey - For The Washington Post)
If high-pressure holidays are your thing, know this: You have about 72 hours left to lock in your Valentine’s Day plans. If you’re still scrambling, let this post be your guide:

Sweet treats:

— Impress your date (or yourself) with homemade, award-winning cupcakes. We’ve got recipes from Sticky Fingers Bakery, Georgetown Cupcake and more. Plus, check out our recipes for brownies, white chocolate ice cream, aztec cocoa and just about everything chocolate.

— Our Going Out Guide has a recommendation to help you work off that sweet treat guilt: sweat, then splurge.

Good eats:


Kimchi Hakata is served at Toki Underground, one of Tom Sietsema’s top picks for Valentine’s Day. (Matt McClain - For The Washington Post)

— Tom Sietsema shares his picks for best Valentine’s Day restaurants for foodies, hipsters and traditionalists. If you haven’t made a reservation for your dinner date yet, consider D.C.’s no-reservation restaurants.

— The National Zoo is holding its fourth-annual 21-and-over event, Woo at the Zoo. Attendees can purchase tickets for a scheduled talk about animal dating, plus a cash bar and Valentine’s Day treats.

— For Valentine’s Day revelers of all ages, the National Gallery of Art’s popular outdoor ice skating rink will be open on its normal schedule.

— Don’t know what to give the geek you love? Take a look at our gadget gift ideas.

Tell us: What are your Valentine’s Day plans? Share in the comments below.

By Sylvia Carignan and  |  09:20 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Tags:  valentine's day, holidays

 
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