Valentine’s Day in the Palm Beaches

Valentine’s Day is the only holiday originally established solely to show the love for a woman. Its originator, or so one of many legends goes, was named Valentine. His loving messages were always signed, “Love, your Valentine.” But times have evolved and today, it is not unusual for a woman to present her male counterpart with some small Valentine’s gift or a loving card at the very least, and in classrooms all around the country, friends exchange valentine’s cards as a tradition, as a sign of friendship.

Perhaps you need a bit of inspiration on what to get your dearest love. If so, we’ve gathered a few tips from the Etiquette Queen that might help. If you’re creative in the kitchen, and enjoy Chinese food, you might want to create your own Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookie!

Of course, not everyone has found their Valentine yet. If you’re still looking for love, be sure to check out our online dating tips, but don’t get caught up in any of the top 3 red flags on a first date.

Maybe you are still not sure what to do, even after checking out the great suggestions below. If that’s the case, enter our Valentine’s Day contest, where we take care of the whole day for you!

Cathy Balestriere
, general manager of Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas, recently announced that the popular boutique hotel is now offering guests a unique and unforgettable Beach House Proposal Package, perfect for romantic twosomes with marriage on their minds.

“Consider this potential scenario,” muses Christine Therien, the hotel’s creative assistant general manager and in-house wedding coordinator. “A romantic couple can begin the stay with a soothing massage, followed by a sunset walk on the beach, where the happy couple discover a beautiful picnic setting for two. What she doesn’t know (but he does) is that this isn’t the picnic setting of a random tourist—it’s just for them! And sitting there, inside a specially wrapped box, is an adorable teddy bear that holds a simple message that says, ‘I have a question to ask you.’ That’s when he goes down on one knee and she blushes with joy. This amazing evening is then capped off with a candlelit dinner for two at one of Delray Beach’s upscale dining establishments.”

“For anyone wanting to meet that special someone or finally tie the knot, Crane’s Beach House is the perfect place, especially our always popular Tiki Bar. It is open to the public and many singles and couples stop by for a drink or to listen to live music prior to going out for dinner,” declares Balestriere. “Our Tiki Bar is also a great place to have a bachelor’s party, and even the eventual wedding.”

“Best of all, Christine Therien is experienced at all wedding details, from flowers to music and staging; she can even perform the ceremony itself and has done so numerous times in the past. She’s a master of the memorable romantic moment,” adds Balestriere.

Also included as part of the new Beach House Proposal Package at Crane’s Beach House are a bottle of champagne and glasses, one dozen fresh red roses, a fresh fruit and soft brie platter, and, of course, the squishy-soft teddy bear with the “I have a question to ask you” message. (Accommodations, dinner, and gratuities not included.)

Other romantic inducements available at Crane’s going forward include:

+ Sweet Romance: This package offers seasonal fresh flowers, chilled bottle of bubbly and a sweet chocolate surprise upon arrival.

+ Beach Picnic for Two, including a bottle of house wine, fruit, specialty bread, chicken salad, chips and cookies, all conveniently prepared and packed.

+ Breakfast for Two, including six fresh eggs, bacon, seasonal fruit bowl, orange juice, bottle of champagne, pancake mix, syrup, yogurt, bagels, muffins and condiments – delivered the day the guests arrive for whipping up in the in-room kitchen. (Available in Villas and Suites only.)

And on Valentine’s Day, Crane’s goes that extra little step by putting something special in every guest room, like a red rose or heart-shaped chocolates. Each year it is a little bit different, but always very cool.

To inquire about the rate for these various packages or to make reservations, please call 561.278.1700 or visit the website at


“Of course, if the proposal leads to a wedding, what better place to stay for the honeymoon than in one of the gorgeous villas at Crane’s Beach House,” asks Balestriere. “On the other hand, if the marriage sadly doesn’t work out, our Tiki Bar is the absolute best place to hold a kick-ass divorce party.”

The temperature might be dropping, but the City of West Palm Beach is turning up the heat at this year’s Clematis by Night Firefighter Chili Cook-off. The annual event is expected to be even more spicy, as it falls on Valentine’s Day. Attendees of all ages will sample more than 20 chilis, each competing for the coveted title of “best chili”. Participants include area fire departments, police departments, restaurants, caterers, and more. The event takes place on Thursday, February 14 during Clematis by Night, which has been newly branded as W.P.B. – “Where the Party Begins.” For only $10, guests will receive a wristband granting unlimited chili tastings, while supplies last. Lovebirds, and those attending as “pal-entines” or family, can also listen to free live music, which is part of Clematis by Night’s weekly offerings. New this year, visitors will have an opportunity to see how much heat they can handle on a mechanical chili ride. For $5, visitors can try their luck at staying on the mechanical-bull-ride-style attraction.

“The Clematis by Night Firefighter Chili Cook-off is a lovely way to spend Valentine’s Day,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “What could be more caring than spending time at a benefit event, all while enjoying an evening along our beautiful waterfront. Thank you to our participants, of whom many protect us by day and night – and are also able to whip up a tasty chili in their spare time! We are delighted to host this event for the fourth year, while raising money for the West Palm Beach Fraternal Order of Firefighters.”

The evening’s entertainment includes an opening act by Tim Charron and a feature performance by Maggie Baugh. Charron currently has three albums out. The latest, “Chasing The Sun,” was recorded with country mega star Jason Aldean’s band. He considers his music to be “country rock with a twist of lime.” After Charron’s performance, Baugh will take the stage as the featured act. Just shy of 18-years-old, Baugh is already a Nashville recording artist, singer/songwriter, guitar player and dynamic fiddle player.

“Clematis by Night is ‘Where the Party Begins’ and Valentine’s Day is no exception,” said Mary Pinak, Community Events Manager for the City of West Palm Beach Department of Parks and Recreation. “We are even turning up the heat this year by hosting the annual Chili Cook-off on the loveliest day of the year. We encourage everyone to stop by, enjoy the live music and scenic backdrop. It doesn’t get hotter than this!”

For more information about The Firefighter Chili Cook-off, Clematis by Night, or the City of West Palm Beach’s other free community events, please visit or call (561) 822-1515. For news and updates, follow the City of West Palm Beach on Facebook @CityofWPB and on Twitter and Instagram @westpalmbch.

Make your reservations now and spend Valentine’s Day at the sexiest Mexican restaurant north of the Rio Grande. Score points with your sweetheart,= and keep things spicy without breaking the bank. Calaveras Cantina is offering a prix-fixe menu including appetizer, two entrees, and dessert plus a complimentary champagne toast for just $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are first come, first served and only available if purchasing this special Valentine’s Day package.

Executive Chef Angelo Arboleda is a excitedly concerned that couples will have trouble deciding on just one of his three tantalizing starters: Ceviche de Camarones, Queso Fundido or Guacamole prepared tableside. The tasty beginning will then move on to the main course, arguments are unlikely since diners have their choice of one of three delicious entrees: 8-ounce filet mignon pan seared with chili butter and roasted potatoes; grilled salmon served over chipotle creamed spinach with marinated tomatoes; or mole chicken served with rice and traditional red mole sauce. Finally, two sparkling glasses of champagne (one for each of the lovebirds!) and Tres Leches or Passion Fruit Flan will be offered as a dessert-for-sharing.

We are excited to turn up the heat for Valentine’s Day this year,” shared Arboleda. “We have some exciting specials planned and are ready to give our guests a romantic evening.”

Located at 125 Dockside Drive along the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway Calaveras Cantina is open from 11:30 a.m. until midnight Monday through Thursday and until 1:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Enjoy brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends with live music on Sundays until 3 p.m. Indoor and open-air seating areas offer plenty of space to relax with friends. Ample street, garage and valet parking is available. Happy Hour is every evening from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a second Late Night Happy Hour from 10 p.m. until close for those “In The Biz” with the full menu available until 11:00 pm.

Don’t miss Margarita Mondays with $5 specialty margaritas, $2 Taco Tuesdays (àl a carte, dine-in only), and Guac-Down Wednesdays featuring half-priced tableside guacamole all day long, and. Enjoy a Lunch Special featuring two select tacos, soup of the day and soft drink ($9.99) Monday through Friday. Follow the restaurant on Facebook, Instagram and Google+ for all the updates. For more information, please visit

 Love is a battlefield, not a rose garden. Your mom has given up hope and your friends just don’t understand. Forget Tinder and set your GPS for a romantic intervention on Valentine’s Day at The Beauty and The Beeeef tucked in The Mall at Wellington Green.


On Thursday, February 14, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., unshackle yourself for a night of romantic freedom at The Beauty and The Beeeef ’s inaugural Love Bites party. Guests can toast their love scars at the complimentary “Have a Drink On Me” open bar, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., which includes an assortment of domestic beers, house wines, and specialty cocktails.


Feeling frisky? Adult-themed activities include cornhole and fun games, a chance to win exciting prizes like dining cards, boozy gifts, and cool swag, along with remorse-free dirty dancing while a DJ spins relatable love anthems late into the night.


Love hurts, you say? No worries, we have a passion potion to cure that.


The Beauty and The Beeeef is located in The Mall at Wellington Green at 10300 W. Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington. The restaurant is located on the upper level between Macy’s and Paragon Wellington Theater. For more information, call (561) 612-4511 or visit

Lovers looking for a romantic, Valentine’s Day hot spots with world-class entertainment will find themselves in good company at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The casino will be offering special menus at four of its dining venues on February 14 as well as a variety of entertainment and a $50,000 Giveaway.



Pamper your paramour with the Cupid’s Kiss ($7), a delicious blend of sweet vermouth, scotch, Heering cherry liqueur, and orange juice. Sweet and refreshingly citrusy, you might crave another kiss or two. But don’t worry, we won’t tell. The Cupid’s Kiss will be available on Valentine’s Day at Nectar, Sunset Grill, and level2.


Cupid’s Kiss


1 oz. Scotch

1 oz. Heering cherry liqueur

1 oz. sweet vermouth

1 oz. orange juice

Orange wedge for garnish

Cherry for garnish


Combine all ingredients into a shaker, and shake. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass or coupe glass with ice and garnish with a cherry and orange wedge. 


NYY Steak

NYY Steak, one of the property’s fine dining restaurants, will offer Valentine’s Day features (5 p.m. to 11 p.m.) such as platinum oysters; filet mignon and Maine lobster; pan-seared cobia; lobster mashed potatoes and chocolate strawberry mousse cake for dessert. For more information or to make reservations, call (954) 935-6699.



At Sorrisi, Valentine’s Day features will be available from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and include prawn and lobster bisque; burrata; colossal lump crab cocktail; veal osso bucco; ricotta gnocchi; wild sea bass; and espresso flourless chocolate cake for dessert. For more information or to make reservations, call (954) 977-6700.


Fresh Harvest

Fresh Harvest will serve chef-inspired holiday favorites between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. ($42 per person; $17 for children 10 and under). The menu will include endless mimosas as well as sparkling wine and house wine. Among the items offered will be oven roasted turkey; prime rib; slow-roasted brisket, charred NY strip; pan-roasted tilapia; and assorted sushi. There will also be a wide variety of delectable desserts and pastries available.


1st Street Deli

Valentine’s Day features will be available from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The menu will include tomato bisque; citrus, strawberry and avocado salad with grilled shrimp; chicken marsala; steak Oscar; and red velvet cheesecake for dessert.



Jenny Love will perform in Legends Lounge at 7 p.m., and Charlie Sullivan will take the stage in Nectar at 8 p.m. The Beach Dogs will be in Sunset Grill at 8 p.m. and John Giamundo will perform in Sorrisi at 5 p.m.


$50,000 Giveaway 

On Valentine’s Day, guests can win their share of $50,000 cash or Free Play. At the Player’s Club on the casino floor, eight winners every hour can win up to $2,500 cash or Free Play. Players may insert their Seminole Wild Card into any slot machine daily for one free entry and receive an additional entry for every $1 Comp Dollar earned or $200 wagered on table games (excluding Poker) between now and February 14 (7:45 p.m.).


Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at 5550 NW 40th Street, Coconut Creek. For more information, please call (954) 977-6700 or visit

Love is in the air in Northwood Village, the trendiest neighborhood in West Palm Beach, as merchants come together in the name of friendship and romance to offer visitors deals and discounts on Valentine’s Day.  Visitors are invited to explore the unique shopping and dining in Northwood Village and to buy local to support the small businesses that make this community so special. Guests can enjoy Love in Northwood Village with a variety of great discounts and promotions that make for a perfect date night, Galentine’s outing or gift for a someone special. Offerings include indulgent chocolate mani/pedis, treasure hunting, sip and paint classes, massages, and delicious dining deals at award-winning restaurants (see complete participating merchant list below).  For more information, visit or call 561-822-1550.



Cafe Centro
Valentine’s Day chateaubriand steak for two, served with vegetables and potatoes. $89 per couple.

14% discount off anything in the store on Valentine’s Day and all month long.

Valentine’s Day Friend package for $40 per person.  Includes a delicious vegan plant-based meal from The New Vegan, a drink, and two hours of unlimited games (air hockey, pool, shuffleboard, virtual reality, basketball, interactive dance, and more).

Valentine’s Day Sip & Plaster Paint package for $25 per person from 7-9 PM on Valentine’s Day.  Includes all supplies to paint your plaster masterpiece, and two hours of unlimited games (air hockey, pool, shuffleboard, virtual reality, basketball, interactive dance, and more).  BYOB, cups and ice provided.

Plus 50% off the gift shop all month long.

The New Vegan @ Juuuicy

Valentine’s Day Sip & Paint plus a vegan meal for $55 per person from 6-8PM or 8PM-10PM.  Includes canvas, all supplies, and professional artist instruction, plus a delicious plant-based meal and drink.  RSVP recommended.

Old Metal Classics
Valentine’s Day 3-course special menu for $25.95 per person.  Includes soup of the day, grilled cheese sandwich or Quiche, and German chocolate or cheesecake, accompanied by a small bottle of Maschio Italian Prosecco.  RSVP required.

Sophisticated Lash & Nail Spa
Valentine’s Day Choco-Love Mani & Pedi for $50 per person.  A delicious nail package perfect for chocolate-lover‘s to enjoy the indulgent benefits of being lathered in melted chocolate while sipping on hot chocolate or wine, and nibbling on scrumptious chocolate candy.

Stone Button Studio
Treasurer Hunting for your Valentine. Anything red is 50% off on Valentine’s Day.

Thai Buddha Spa
10% off any 60 or 90 minute massage on Valentine’s Day.


Celebrate the holiday of true love at 111 Forks Prime Steakhouse! Executive chef Tommy Nevill will present a Cupid-approved, romance-infused Sweetheart Menu, featuring a three-course prix fixe feast on February 11-16.

The Sweetheart Menu:

First Course

III Forks Signature Salad or Lobster Bisque


Second Course

Two 6-ounce Filets Mignon and

Two 6-ounce Cold Water Lobster Tails with

whipped potatoes, sugar snap peas, off-the-cobb cream corn,

vine ripened tomatoes and spring onions


Third Course

III Forks Chocolate Ganache Cake with

Chocolate ice cream and house-made chocolate mousse

The Sweetheart Menu is $170 per couple. An a la carte menu is also available.

III Forks is located at 4645 PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens, and at 501 Silks Run at The Village of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale.

To make a reservation, call (561) 630-3660 (Palm Beach Gardens) or (954) 457-3920. For more information, visit

Doris Italian Market & Bakery has everything you need to treat that special someone in your life to a delicious Valentine’s Day Dinner. Doris Market is offering special dinner for two packages at all locations starting February 6 through February 15.

Two packages are available:

·         Priced at $49.95, the Valentine’s Day Package offers 10 jumbo cooked shrimp with cocktail sauce, two six ounce filet mignon steaks, two four ounce lobster tails and two fresh filled jumbo cannoli. *lobster tails and steaks not cooked

·         Priced at $64.95, the Deluxe Valentine’s Day Package offers a dozen fresh cut roses, a bottle of cabernet or sauvignon blanc 750ml, 10 jumbo cooked shrimp with cocktail sauce, two six ounce filet mignon steaks, two four ounce lobster tails and two fresh filled jumbo cannoli. * lobster tails and steaks not cooked

Packages do not need to be pre ordered and are available for pickup at the seafood counter. For more information email [email protected] or call 954-572-5269. For store information, visit  Follow Doris Italian Market on Facebook at, Instagram @doris_market and Twitter @DorisMarket.

Hey Cupid! This Valentine’s Day, take your favorite plus-one out for a night they’ll never forget at South Florida’s celebrated food hall, Grandview Public Market.

City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill and executive chef Andris Salmanis will celebrate the art of romance with a convivial Valentine’s Day dining menu that would make a lothario swoon.

Menu selections for surf and turf lovers include a pan-roasted Atlantic black sea bass with rock shrimp, hearts of palm and saffron cream, the prime barrel cut ribeye with black truffle potato gratin, sautéed white asparagus, and bone marrow compound butter, or housemade seafood cannelloni with lobster, shrimp, blue crab, and artisan ricotta. End the night on a perfectly sweet note with the floral bouquet cake accompanied by rose mousse, shaved white chocolate, and wildflower honey tuille. So good, you might be tempted to kiss the chef. 

Don’t worry, our lips are sealed. 


City Cellar Wine Bar and Grill is located in CityPlace at 700 S. Rosemary Ave., West Palm Beach. For more information or to make a reservation, call (561) 366-0071 or visit

On Thursday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m., Louis Grayson and Elizabeth Thephithack of Poké Lab Eatery and Ramen Lab Eatery will present a romance-infused, chef-driven Omakase dinner (Japanese for “I leave it to you!”), featuring an eight-course feast with optional sake pairings, complimentary photography, and live music.

The three-hour culinary seduction will include organic salmon with orange supreme, yuzu ponzu sauce, orange oil, and micro greens; seared bluefin tuna with edamame, wasabi purée, ginger, and white truffle oil; 10-hour braised Korean short rib with housemade kimchi; miso-marinated Chilean sea bass with mushroom risotto; and decadent matcha mousse with black sesame ice cream for dessert.

Cost is $65 per person for food only; $80 for food and sake pairings. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

Grandview Public Market is located at 1401 Clare Avenue, West Palm Beach. Complimentary valet parking is available. For more information, call (561) 323-4103 or visit

There’s love in the air at TooJay’s Deli.  From Monday, February 4 to Sunday, February 17, guests can enjoy a $25.99 Sweetheart Dinner for Too at the restaurant known for its generous servings of homemade New York deli favorites.

The sweetheart deal surrounding Valentine’s Day includes a choice of two soups or salads, two entrées from TooJay’s Dinner for Too menu, two non-alcoholic beverages and a choice of a dessert to share. Guests can upgrade to wine or beer for an additional $3 each. Guests must present this coupon before ordering. See coupon or below for further details*.

Also available for the event is TooJay’s made-from-scratch Red Velvet Cake. It is sure to win over guests’ hearts with a delicious combination of rich cocoa flavored cake frosted with cream cheese icing.

Founded in 1981, TooJay’s has grown to 27 restaurants throughout Florida and currently serves guests in Palm Beach and Broward counties, the Treasure Coast, the West Coast of Florida, the Orlando area and The Villages. Three new restaurants are expected to open in Naples, Fort Lauderdale and Dania Beach during the first half of 2019.

TooJay’s received the 2018 and 2017 Dining Award for Best Deli from Orlando Magazine, two Foodie Awards for Best Deli and Best Take-Out from theOrlando Sentinel, the 2016 Best of South Florida Award for Best Deli from the Sun Sentinel and ranked eighth in the country for Family Dining by Consumer Reports.

*Available February 4-17, 2019, the deal is for dine-in only and is not valid with any other offer. Guests must present coupon before ordering to receive discount. The entrée must be from the Dinner for Too entrée list and the salad must be a House or Caesar salad. Drink choices include iced tea, coffee or fountain soda and excludes canned soda and alcohol. The upgrade for beer and wine is $3 per drink.  Dessert options include a slice of cake, cheesecake or key lime pie and excludes the combo dessert. There is an additional charge for some soups.

For more information about TooJay’s, visit Follow TooJay’s at orvisit theFacebook fan page, which has over 91 thousand fans, and become a fan at

It’s easy to answer the question “How do I love thee?” when you’ve made your February 14th dinner reservations in advance at Avocado Grill. Once your romantic table is secured, just sit back and let your Valentine “count the ways” you care all the way through “un, deux, trois” delicious courses plus a glass of champagne.

Executive Chef and Owner Julien Gremaud knows something about love. He’s recognized as one of South Florida’s most romantic chefs thanks to his charm (and his French geneology).

This year, both Avocado Grill’s downtown and north county locations will feature the Valentine’s Day menu. Gremaud says it’s one of his favorite culinary holidays. “I love creating seasonal dishes layered with enticing flavors that tempt taste buds and delight all the senses. Making Valentine’s Day special for our guests gives me great pleasure.”

For just $59 per person you and your loved one will enjoy a three-course dinner along with a glass of champagne to make your dessert

course extra special. Options include: Course One: Traditional Ceviche, Seared Tuna Tataki, Chopped Kale + Quinoa Salad, or Chinese Eggplant with Spicy Garlic and Cashews. For Course Two: Grilled Salmon with Crispy Brussels Sprouts + Tomato Salad, Rock Shrimp Risotto, NY Strip “Au Poivre” (+ $10), or Pumpkin Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Mushroom Sauce. No limitations for the dessert course as guests can choose any of the eight options from AG’s award-winning dessert menu.

Seating is limited so don’t delay. Reservations are available via or by calling 561.623.0822 (Avocado Grill in Downtown West Palm Beach, 125 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401) or 561.766.2430 (Avocado Grill in Palm Beach Gardens, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Avenue, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410).

Get busy living, or get busy loving. Starting February 11, Cantina Laredo will roll out its Valentine’s Especialidad, a romance-drenched, three-course prix fixe feast with optional cocktail pairings to wine and dine your favorite valentine.


Valentine’s Especialidad includes:



(Choice of one)

Ensalada de Mango

Mango with jicama, seasoned pumpkin seeds, grapes, mint, and queso fresco with honey vinaigrette


Sopa de Pollo con Vegetales

Creamy vegetable soup with chicken, topped with tortilla strips and queso fresco


Optional cocktail pairing:


Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, fresh lime juice, Monin Rose Syrup, and Chipotle Pepper



(Choice of one)

Enchiladas de Congrejo con Chile de Arbol

Lump crab enchiladas with spicy chili de arbol cream sauce and vinaigrette-marinated vegetables


Pollo en Mole Oaxaca

Roasted chicken with a rich Oaxacan mole sauce


Filet Chimichurri

7 oz. Certified Angus Beef ™ filet mignon topped with chimichurri sauce, potato confit and green beans



(Choice of one)

Baya Mezclado

Fresh mixed berries with Don Julio Tequila cream


Día y Noche Flan

Layered Mexican custard and chocolate cake drizzled with cajeta sauce


Optional cocktail pairing:

Heart Warmer

Corazón Añejo Tequila, Baileys Irish Cream, and coffee


Cost is $35 per person for food only; $50 for food and cocktail pairings. Pricing excludes tax and gratuity. Available February 11-16.


Cantina Laredo Modern Mexican is located in the Village of Gulfstream at 501 Silks Run, Hallandale. For more information, or to make a reservation, call (954) 457-7662 or visit

Colleen Smith, Artistic Director of Ballet Palm Beach today announced that the highly acclaimed professional ballet company will present the perfect pre-Valentine’s Day love story, translated by dance and guided by Prokofiev’s passionate score.

February 8-10

+ Friday at 7 pm

+ Saturday at 1 pm & 7 pm

+ Sunday at 4 pm


In Renaissance Italy, two noble families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are embroiled in a long-standing feud. All matters become tragically complicated when a young Romeo Montague and a beautiful Juliet Capulet fall in love at a masquerade ball. This romantic and yet tragic ballet features exciting sword fights, dramatic pas de deux, and vivid ensemble scenes. Prokofiev’s powerful score guides the Shakespearean tale of family feuds, young love, and tragic irony. Aaron Melendrez dances the part of Romeo and Lily Ojea Loveland reprises her role as Juliet. (For ages 6 and up.)

The King’s Academy

Page Family Center for the Performing Arts

8401 Belvedere Road in West Palm Beach

Tickets: $30-$45

This is the fourth time that Ballet Palm Beach has presented ROMEO & JULIET, choreographed and set byColleen Smith, Claudia Cravey, and Marshall Levin.

“The chemistry on stage is incredible,” says Cravey, Artistic Associate of Ballet Palm Beach. “The performance will leave audience members with a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s greatest love story.”

How to Purchase Tickets to ROMEO & JULIET:

Please call the box office at 888.718.4253 or visit

The Dairy Queen® system is showing fans just how sweet true love can be with two decadent Valentine’s Day-inspired treats that blend signature vanilla soft serve with chunks of Ghirardelli® chocolate and real strawberry topping.  

At participating DQ® and DQ Grill & Chill® locations nationwide, the Dipped Strawberry Blizzard® Treat made with Ghirardelli is available now as the February Blizzard of the Month and the heart shaped Dipped Strawberry Cupid Cake made with Ghirardelli is available for a limited time beginning January 28th.

 “The season of love is in full swing all month long at DQ stores,” said Maria Hokanson, Executive Vice President of Marketing for American Dairy Queen Corporation (ADQ). “Whether you are out for a celebration or relaxing at home, our double-dose of Valentine’s treats ensure you don’t have to plan in advance to share a sweet moment with that special someone.”

The DQ Dipped Strawberry Cupid Cake made with Ghirardelli is the perfect serving size for two. Cupid Cakes are available in store or can be ordered online for in-store pickup at participating locations on The Dipped Strawberry Blizzard Treat made with Ghirardelli is made-to-order and offered in four sizes.

Also in the month of February, the DQ system is continuing to offer the $4.99 Chicken Strip Basket with four 100-percent all white meat chicken tenderloins, Texas toast and crispy fries, served with a choice of dipping sauce including warm country gravy, new zesty queso, ranch, honey mustard, smoky BBQ or buffalo. DQ signature chicken strips are marinated and seasoned five times for truly delicious flavor.

Throughout the year on the DQ mobile app, fans will receive national weekly exclusive DQ deals on treats, food and beverages, redeemable only at participating DQ restaurants in the U S., excluding Texas.

For more information about the Dairy Queen system, visit and connect with the DQ system on social media using @DairyQueen. 

As we stated earlier,  if you don’t want to plan a romantic day yourself, we can do it for you! Simply enter our second annual Valentine’s Day contest, and enjoy a fun date day on us!

If you have a suggestion on a romantic dining establishment you think should also be featured, or any other loving topics you’d like us to explore, please let us know!