Galentine’s Day Events

Galentine’s Day Events

Galentine’s Day, February 13, 2021, is the day before Valentine’s Day. You’ve most likely heard of this fun day, but what exactly is it? Here’s the deep roots of the fun holiday according to National Today, “The female friendships we so heavily rely on are celebrated each year on Galentine’s Day on February 13. Originating from the popular TV show ‘Parks and Recreation,’ the holiday is all about declaring love and affection to the girls who make up our support system.” Another fun fact: Parks and Recreation is a fictional TV show based out of Indiana. Basically, what we’re saying, is that it’s meant-to-be that you celebrate your girl tribe! Don’t let anyone tell you different! Here are a few different events around town that’ll give you opportunity to celebrate those lovely ladies in your circle. However, you don’t need something super fancy to let those girls know you love and appreciate them! Drop a little “thank you” letter in their mailbox, deliver a single flower and chocolates, or maybe just spend the evening watching a movie together. Thankfulness and acknowledgement of someone goes a long way- no matter your budget. Virtual Galentine’s Day Zoom Wine and Chocolate Pairing: Whyte Horse Winery hosts this virtual event on February 12, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:00 P.M. $10/perosn. Here’s what to expect.“Call your besties & make plans to join us for a virtual wine & chocolate pairing.Purchase your tickets through Event Brite at $10 each. Ticket price does not include wine or chocolate purchases.We have perfectly paired wine & chocolate options for sweet & dry wine lovers.Soon you will receive a link...
Chocolate and Floral Shops in Greater Lafayette, IN

Chocolate and Floral Shops in Greater Lafayette, IN

Roses are redChocolates are deliciousCheck out these placesFor your honey’s wishes While these words might a little cheesy, we’re super serious about making your Valentine’s Day the, “Best one yet”, in 2021. Our mission on this blog is to make it easy for you to know what’s available in our community. It just so happens that there are plenty of places to treat your special someone to make them feel over the moon on this Valentine’s Day. Please notice that small businesses in Greater Lafayette, IN supply a major chunk of these shops listed- both treats and floral. When you shop small, your purchase pours straight back into the community, and frankly, small business make Lafayette an amazing place to live. If you can, please support local businesses with your purchases! Happy Valentine’s Day. Love, The Romanski Group Chocolates Wolf’s Fine Handmade Chocolates (West Lafayette, IN) McCord’s Candies (Downtown Lafayette, IN) Richelle in a Handbasket (Market Square; Lafayette, IN) Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (Inside Coldstone; West Lafayette, IN) Flowers This list of flower shops in Greater Lafayette, IN is no fully comprehensive. We did, however, find shops on all sides of the city area to list here. A quick Google search will expose just a few more shops around our community. If none of these serve your needs, feel free to look for a few more at this link here! Rubia’s Flower Market (West Lafayette, IN) Roth’s Florist (Downtown Lafayette, IN) McKinney’s Flowers (Lafayette, IN) Wright Flower Shop (West Lafayette, IN) Bennett’s Greenhouse (Lafayette, IN): For your potted flower lover. Sharon’s Flowers (Lafayette, IN) Bloom and Petals Fresh Flowers...
Valentine’s Day Fine Dining Restaurants

Valentine’s Day Fine Dining Restaurants

Valentine’s Day 2021 will look different in a few ways, and that’s okay. You might choose to stay home this year and fine dine in. Many local restaurants will actually roll out some special menus for pick up. Keep your eyes open for a blog with that information coming your way! Additionally, grocery stores might have when you need to create a new culinary masterpiece for your significant other. We think this route could be really fun and extremely romantic. However, if you desire to make a reservation and go out like you would any other year, you’ll encounter tables at a six foot span with a lot less people than “normal” inside the buildings. Our recommendation- consider placing reservations early if you do decide to go out! The CDC guidelines list restaurants set up like this as “some risk” for COVID-19 spread, keeping the odds of spread still pretty low. Take out and staying at home are the next and “lowest risk” category. For more information on what to expect while eating out, check the Indiana state website or the official CDC website. Our list comprises local fine dining establishments. We firmly believe in promoting fellow local businesses owners! They’re amazing. Why wouldn’t we make a list including these fine dining options? Greater Lafayette, IN, however, has a long list of other amazing restaurants that we consider “chain” or are local but just simply not in the fine dining category. Be sure to check those out for other Greater Lafayette, IN Valentine’s Day “night out” ideas! Bistro 501 (Lafayette, IN) McGraw’s Steak, Chop, and Fish House (West Lafayette,...
Greater Lafayette Food Series: Pizza

Greater Lafayette Food Series: Pizza

Mama Mia! It’s a pizzeria! Welcome to another strong area of Greater Lafayette, IN cuisine choices. Honestly, if pizza is your thing, you will find what you’re looking for among this selection. Traditional or gourmet topping selection? Thin crust? Stuffed crust? Cauliflower or gluten and dairy free options? Explore each of these local gems for some of the best pizza you’ve had in your life- no joke. Also, note that National Pizza Day is coming up soon on February 9th, 2021. Bruno’s Pizza and Big O’s Sports Room The name delivers quite an introduction, and it’s an accurate one as well. Bruno’s Pizza sits as one of the best pizza places in Greater Lafayette, IN for good reason. It’s known around the community as a local favorite. Pizza hits here different than anywhere else. Toppings pile high, the atmosphere is perfect for watching the current big 10 game, and have you tried the Bruno dough or the dessert pizzas yet? Trust us here. You’ll love coming to hang out- and staying for a while. Arni’s Pizza Famous around the world for Axl Rose’s shipment in to his shows, Arni’s deliciousness doesn’t really need the promotion. This throwback Greater Lafayette, IN staple is known and loved by many locals. There’s even a little bit of a debate between Arni’s and Pizza King with many of them! Don’t worry, it’s just a friendly hometown rivalry. The interior is bright and inviting for all walks of life. Bring your family, you’ll be right at home here. The pizza here is known for the crafty way the topping are on the pizza. They’re...
Greater Lafayette Food Series: Barbecue

Greater Lafayette Food Series: Barbecue

Let’s take a trip South of the Mason Dixon line and taste what Greater Lafayette, IN has to offer in the Barbecue cuisine category. As it turns out, we’re really rockin’ it in this food bracket, and we’re not mad about it. Barbecue, when it’s done just right, is one of the best types of food out there. D&R BBQ Step into this deli style, fast casual restaurant for some of the best BBQ in Lafayette, IN. You can order a single plate for yourself or take it to go by the pound. Maybe even have D&R cater your next event. Any way, you’ll enjoy this spot for sure. According to the website, “D&R BBQ has been voted as the best BBQ restaurant in the state.” Burnt Ends are available on Wednesdays. Click here to follow along with more weekly and daily specials. D&R BBQ attaches to an actual market that carries a variety of items: a butcher shop, rare finds for fresh never frozen seafood, morel mushrooms when they’re in season, and more. Be sure to check that out when you visit as well! Revolution Barbeque Another fast casual experience with a modern twist. Revolution Barbeque offers the standard plates and sides you’re looking for in a BBQ spot, but they also offer daily specials such as a whole duck, giant turkey legs, poblano grits, and more. They also have a taco option that sets them apart! Desserts too from their sister store, Sweet Revolution Bake Shop. Pies and all the yummy things! If you enjoy sauce with your smoked meat, check out the Strawberry Habanero for a...
Greater Lafayette Food Series: Italian

Greater Lafayette Food Series: Italian

This post’s trip mentally takes us over the big blue Atlantic for some of our all time favorite dishes. Italian food standards stand the test of time and fuel our bodies with all the carb-y goodness. Bring on the pasta! Fortunately, Italian food isn’t distinctly carbs, and these Greater Lafayette, IN restaurants give an amazing, rounded menu for all your Italian dish wants and desires. Keep reading for some insight on our favorite local spots to grab this delicate art of a cuisine! Ciao! Bruno’s Take Out and Big O’s Sports Room $$ Bruno’s currently operates on a “take out only” menu and operation system due to COVID-19. On a regular bases, though, you’ll see this Greater Lafayette, IN staple crawling with transient students and Lafayette locals alike. It’s a “thing” here around town! Bruno’s is family owned and operated since 1955, currently offering Italian dishes in single servings or even family pans. Select an appetizer (Bruno Dough, you’re welcome), pizza, or and family pan of ravioli’s for the entire house. You’ll love this Lafayette, IN local business just like we do! La Scala $$$ La Scala is another local – frequented Italian restaurant, and it’s for good reason. These dishes are one of a kind. As a true chef – run kitchen, this literal farm to table restaurant uses local ingredients and competes for some of the best food in Lafayette. Here’s a quick example of one of La Scala’s best selling dishes: “Gratinee Del Mar- Shrimp and blue crab meat sautĂ©ed with asparagus and tomato in cream sauce with pasta.” Unfortunately, during this time, La Scala has...