[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Read enough food media and Valentine's Day starts to stand like a chocolate-coated end-is-nigh kind of day. Do you have a reservation? Are you crazy enough to eat out today? Here's what you have to cook. You get the idea.

And sure enough, we've added some fuel to the fire, what with our favorite Valentine's dinners at home, a guide to Valentine's chocolates in New York, and offbeat dates to keep you away from the crowds.

At this point, what's done is done: you've made your reservations, prepped your chocolate mousse, sealed your Valentine's fate. Or you're preparing for a single's night in of ice cream and Netflix. (Hey, that sounds pretty good.)

So enough about us, how about you? Are you going out this Valentine's? Specials plans? Let us know in the comments, and feel free to blow off any V-Day stress.


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