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Raclette dinners, fancy cocktails, and mother freakin' donuts: Where to eat and drink in Charleston this Valentine's

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From speciality cocktails to a week of special events, bars and restaurants are ballin' out for Valentine's Day 2019. Here's the scoop:

Stems & Skins celebrates a week of pop-ups for V-day including a raclette dinner with Counter Cheese Caves on Mon. Feb. 11, a pop-up with 167 Raw on Tues. Feb. 12, and a special Valentine's menu on the day itself including goods like seared tuna and handmade pasta.

This lovers day, 82 Queen serves up a "Kisses in the Courtyard" cocktail made with local Nippitaty Gin, berry puree, lemon juice, and egg white.

Tradd's serves up a "decadent and refined Valentine's Day celebration" with the usual goods on the a la carte menu — caviar, lobster gnocchi, steak — as well as a prix fixe menu. Those prix fixe items include salt cured foie gras; prosciutto wrapped monkfish with truffles and sweet pea risotto; and a sweet treat prepared by pastry chef Courtney Simpson. Smash this button to make a res.
Did somebody say caviar service? Tradd's has you covered. - PROVIDED
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  • Did somebody say caviar service? Tradd's has you covered.
Get your V-day cocktail on at Swig & Swine with "The Smooch" made with Buffalo Trace, ginger beer, and cherry and raspberry puree.



Zero Restaurant and Bar serves a multi-course menu from Chef Vinson Petrillo with wine pairings; reservations are recommended for the $250 menu. Guests can look forward to lightly smoked hen egg with black truffle; caviar service; lobster glazed with yuzu and chili; a take on Beef Wellington; and elderflower gelato.

Basic Kitchen serves "heart health" lunch options on Valentine's Day; head back at night for aphrodisiac selections like oysters on the half shell and sparkling wine. Make your res now.

Celebrate Galentine's Day (Feb. 13, in case you're not a Parks and Rec buff) from 5-10 p.m. at The Parlour with skinny cocktails, petits fours, $1.50 oysters, champagne specials, and chocolates.

Downstairs at Parcel 32 exec chef Shaun Brian offers a four-course menu and wine pairings; cost for the meal without wine pairings is $85/per person. Reservations can be made online.

On Valentine's Day Josephine offers both their regular menu as well as specials like filet mignon au poivre, au gratin potatoes, and asparagus with Maltaise sauce. Diners can also order a $35 sparkling wine flight. Make your reservation online via Resy.

Things start to sizzle at Lewis Barbecue with a sizzling fajita platter for two which includes beef fajitas with peppers, housemade tortillas, and all the fixings.

Nothing says love like seafood and good beer. Find both at 167 Raw's pop-up at Munkle on V-day.
Duck Donuts is here for all carbaholics on this most holy of holidays. - PROVIDED
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  • Duck Donuts is here for all carbaholics on this most holy of holidays.
Through Feb. 28, snag The Love Assortment, a box of yummy donuts from Duck Donuts.

Enjoy dinner with a view at The Watch where you can enjoy a three-course menu for $50 with items like lobster risotto, mussels, and chocolate mousse. Reservations are available online.

Snag a slice of free cake at East Bay Deli with the purchase of two sandwiches and two fountain drinks on V-day.
Fajitas are the way to go at Lewis Barbecue and Lose Reyes. - PROVIDED
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  • Fajitas are the way to go at Lewis Barbecue and Lose Reyes.


Swamp Fox serves up a Valentine's Dinner with menu items that include braised pork belly, rack of lamb, and vanilla bean pana cotta. Call (843) 724-8888 to make a res.

Enjoy an oceanfront meal at Blu this Valentine's Day with three courses for $59 and an optional wine pairing for an additional $30.

Semilla offers a prix fixe menu for two this V-day with a four course tasting menu ($70/per couple) and optional wine pairings (an extra $25).

Los Reyes, located in West Ashley and North Charleston, gets in on the fajitas for two special, offering "sweet" drink specials as well.

Buy one get one salad at Verde for V-day. 

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