Celebrating Valentine’s Day on Myrtle Avenue, Local Lovin’

Thu, Feb 13th, 2014

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There are so many wonderful LOCAL places to choose from, to shop, dine, pamper, enjoy live music and more this Valentine’s Day. A few love-inspired activities on the Avenue this year, whether you choose to spend the big day as a couple, solo or any myriad of ways:

SAY IT WITH FLOWERS

  • Bella Rosa Flowers & Gift Shop, 566 Myrtle, (347) 763-6006   Flower bouquets of every beautiful variety.  Stop in. 

SAY It WITH GIFTS, CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

  • 21 Tara, 388 Myrtle, (718) 237-0737
  • Barking Brown, 468 Myrtle, (718) 638-3757 
  • Leisure Life NYC, 559 Myrtle, (347) 725-3167
  • Owa’s Afrikan Market, 434 Myrtle, (718) 643-8487
  • Shalena Jewelry, 384 Myrtle
  • Clinton Hill Simply Art & Framing Gallery, 583 Myrtle, (718) 857-0074     February is Couples Appreciation Month: any couple entering shop will receive $20 off any purchase (excluding books) and complimentary tote bag while supplies last.
  • Green in BKLYN, 432 Myrtle, (718) 855-4383 LOVE QUOTES  Come out and share or read sage love quotes on the in-store on recycled chalkboards or on the web 

OH, TO BE PAMPERED

  • Burzh-wa Salon, 507 Myrtle, (718) 237-2815 
  • Joseph Tyler Salon, 456 Myrtle, (718) 802-9900 Special V-Day gift cards available for your sweet to use on a variety of products and services at the salon, from hair color to cuts.
  • Just Because Salon, 141 Carlton, (718) 722-7810 
  • Owl & the Pussycat 154 Vanderbilt, (718) 522-5697
  • Polish Bar of Brooklyn, 470 Myrtle, (718) 622-5363 Babeland Bash on Friday, 2/14.  Hourly toy raffles, kinky spritzer, desserts, brown sugar upgrade for all manis.  Mac Young Rapunzel Lipstick, $15.  NYX Deep Violet Lip Liner, $13, Mac Mineralize Foundation, $34, L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes in Backest Black, $9.  Get the look revamped.  Book early! 
  • Shic  564 Myrtle (718) 875-6845
  • Shic by Soketah, 564 Myrtle, (718) 875-0845/6

SWEETS FOR THE SWEET

  • Brooklyn Sweet Spot* (718) 624-CAKE (2253) & Corkscrew Wines* (718) 230-WINE (9463    Valentine’s Basket featuring Champagne truffles, Chocolate covered strawberries, Gourmet-sized cupcakes, Heart shaped brownies, Chocolate dipped pretzels, Champagne flutes, Bottle of pink proseco 
  • Huey’s Chueys Café & Xotic Edibles, 378 Myrtle, (347) 985-0333   Gift baskets, and flower and fruit bouquet arrangements
  • Le Petit Bakery, 354 Myrtle, (718) 875-6500

FOOD FOR THE SWEET

  • Five Spot Soul Food, 459 Myrtle, (718) 852-0202.  Stop in for a very special Valentine’s Day titled, ‘Live at the Five Spot starring the Brazilionaires,’ performing samba / pop music. In addition, there will be a special samba performance by Diana Scott and Mike Hinchman. $12 admission.  Special 4-course dinner for members of the Contemporary Art Center.  Call the restaurant for details. 
  • Lola BKLYN, 387 Myrtle, (718) 858-1484    Three course menu $35 per person.  First Course (select one:  Oyster Chowder, Romaine Heart, Grilled and served warm with poached rock shrimp, parmesan, and a spicy vinaigrette, Bartlet Pear, stuffed with Gorgonzola and topped with proscuitto and pear balsamic.  Second Course (Select one: Tuna Steak crusted with black pepper and seared to order. Served with rice pilaf and a mixed pepper, saffron escabeche, Lamb Top Round, Oven roasted, and served with rosemary grits, brussel sprouts and a goat cheese white wine sauce, Roasted Pork Loin Glazed with an ancho chile barbecue sauce and served with warm potato salad, Vegetable Lasagna: Homemade lasagna layered with spinach, zucchini, mushrooms and eggplant.  Dessert   Chocolate Mousse and Key Lime Pie 
  • Lulu & Po*, 154 Carlton, (917) 435-3745. Only a $5.00 corkage fee on any bottle of wine that you purchase from Gnarly Vines when you have dinner at Lulu & Po between 6-8pm, Monday thru Wednesday. Don’t forget to bring your receipt! 
  • Maggie Brown, 455 Myrtle, (718) 643-7001   Call and make your Valentine’s Day reservations!
  • Peck’s*, 455A Myrtle, (347) 689-4969 Satisfy your foodie Valentine with a gift basket full of local food goodies at Peck’s      
  • Putnam’s Pub*, 419 Myrtle, (347) 799-2382.  Valentine’s Day Menu  Option—prix fixe  $50/person or $75 with wine pairing  –first course—  Duck Rillette w/blood orange jam and country bread Oysters on the ½ shell for two Creamy lobster bisque served w/garlic ribbed crouton  –second course—  Roasted baby back of lamb & merguez sausage w/fregola & caramelized winter vegetables homemade tagatelli w/Alaskan lobster & black truffle cumin dusted scallops w/pomegranate glaze & pomme frites potatoes –third course— Strawberry panacotta Homemade cream puffs w/salted caramel Option 2–$75 Dry aged axe handle ribeye for two w/bone marrow butter, truffled mash & creamed spinach    
  • Soco, 509 Myrtle (718) 783-1936.  Valentine’s Day.  Chef Dinner Special Appetizers & Entrees  Unlimited Champagne Dinner  $25 Per person (1Hr. Per Person)  Early Bird Seating  12PM – 2PM – 4 PM  Dinner Seating  6PM – 8PM – 10PM – 12PM  Reserve Now ! 718.783.1936
  • Splitty, 415 Myrtle, (718) 643-BUNS (2868)  Live music:  Raye Six ‘Love Potion #9’ Valentine’s Night.  Fri, Feb. 14th — DJ Hi Maintenance / DJ Devanity / Raye 6 ‘I Like’ Video Premiere & Performance Giveaways from: – Brooklyn Roasting Company @BklynRoasting   – Spotted Glam and more–with Brandi Mitchell, Niki Zoe Vickers and Devan Townsend

LET’S TOAST TO THAT

  • Corkscrew Brooklyn*, 489 Myrtle, (718) 230-WINE (9463):  offering a special sale on Thursday and Friday calling it : Local Love which 10% off all out local wines firm the finger Lakes: 

Hermann J Wiemer Late Harvest Riesling 2012 reg $28 sale $25.20

Hermann J Wiemer Dry Riesling 2012 reg $19 sale $17.10

Hermann J Wiemer Gewurztramminer 2012 reg $22 sale $19.80

Red Newt Cellars Merlot 2011 reg $29 sale $26.10

Fox Run Vineyards Cabernet Franc 2010 reg $18.75 sale $16.88

Red Tail Ridge Estate Riesling 2012 reg $17 sale $15.30

Red Tail Ridge Blaufrankisch 2010 reg $18.50 sale $16.65

Sheldrake Point Luckystone red blend 2011 reg $16.50 sale $14.85

Or drop in this week for cupcakes from Brooklyn Sweet Spot. Corkscrew and Brooklyn Sweet Spot collaborated a great Valentines’ Basket of Ombra Pink Prosecco and chocolate treats. Stop in for samples on Thursday from 6pm to 8pm and Friday 5:30pm to 8:30pm. 

  • Gnarly Vines*, 350 Myrtle, (718) 797-3183  Also, dont forget to take advantage of our everyday cross-promotion! Only a $5.00 corkage fee on any bottle of wine that you purchase from Gnarly Vines when you have dinner at Lulu & Po between 6-8pm, Monday thru Wednesday. Don’t forget to bring your receipt! We’ll see you there
  • Tipsy*, 584 Myrtle, (347) 599-1672.  Splurge on a treat. Whether you’ve got a honey or hanging with friends on Friday or at a later time, here are two bottles of bubbly that will make it extra special:

Veuve Clicquot (this week $45, regularly $55) We all know that orange-labeled bottle: it impresses, it makes a statement and it tastes damn delicious.

Moet & Chandon Nectar Imperial (this week $50, regularly $60)

Something slightly sweet for your sweet, with undertones of vanilla and pear.

 

* Indicates that business is a “Farm to Neighborhood” participant, carrying local foods and products. When you support these businesses, purchases benefit both regional farms and the local economy

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