To help you think outside the (chocolate) box for Valentine’s Day gifts for your sweetie, here’s a list of places to go shopping, wine, dine, and be merry in and around Newtown.
Where: 20 Richboro Newtown Rd., Newtown
What: Special a la carte menu features salads, seafood appetizers, pasta dishes and veal and lamb chops for entrées.
Where: 17 Cambridge Ln., Newtown
Where: 505 E. Washington Ave., Newtown
What: Classic facial and Swedish massage on the same day for $99.99. Click here for details.
Where: Bustleton Pike & Bristol Road, Churchville
What: The chef is offering a five course tasting menu for $45, plus the regular menu fare. The restaurant has 24 craft beers on tap and more than 200 craft bottles. Specials are available all weekend.
Domenic Graziano Flowers & Gifts
Where: 60 James Way, Upper Southampton
What: A dozen roses with a variety of eight different colors ($80), plus numerous plush animals, balloons and chocolates.
Where: 4700 E. Street Rd. (first floor of Crowne Plaza), Feasterville-Trevose
What: Open mic night on Feb. 14, with half-price apps until 8 p.m. There is also a special drink menu with eight mixed drinks and 30 beers on tap, plus a special beer named Choklat, which tastes like pure dark chocolate.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Where: 4700 E. Street Rd., Feasterville-Trevose
What: Discounted night that includes breakfast for two in the morning. The Global Bistro also has a special February menu that includes Lamb Magnifique and Pan Seared Salmon.
Villa Capri Ristorante & Bar
Where: 51 W. Court St., Doylestown
What: Sweethearts dinner for $45 (add bottle of wine for $20), includes one shared appetizer, two entrees and one shared dessert. An art show featuring local artist Tina Antonucci, wine and food pairings and live music begins at 9:30 p.m.
Maryanne Pastry Shoppe
Where: 499 East St., Doylestown
What: Lots of sweets and pastries to choose from, including cupcakes ($.95 to $2.25), chocolate strawberries ($1.25 each) and heart-shaped strawberry shortcake ($14.95).