Six grand ways to have Forksful of fun on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Don’t have any plans yet for you and your significant other? No worries, our two towns offer up lots of options for one grand rendezvous in Forks!

Gourmet Affair 

Treat your five-star date to a five-star dinner at Harry’s Steakhouse. Recently voted one of the top 100 romantic restaurants by OpenTable, a dinner here should include classic cocktails, crab cakes, creamed corn pancetta, a king or queen size cut of herb crusted prime rib and the most scrumptious calamari in Forks. Feel like dessert and perhaps a nightcap? Just a short hop away, at The Toasted Frog, you’ll find an order of their decadently delicious flourless chocolate cake, with an espresso martini chaser, is one sweet way to end the evening.

Harry's Steakhouse
Toasted Frog

Play Around

If your plus-one is a sports fan, PlayIt Multisports Complex is a great way to begin your date. Shoot hoops, swing away at the batting cages, take a spin around the roller-skating rink and maybe even play a game of pickleball. If a little less intense activity is your preference, how about trying to score a strike at Red Ray Lanes instead? Keep it casual for dinner with some hot wings and cold beers at The Parrot’s Cay

PlayIT!! Multi-Sport Complex

Room with a View

Looking to really woo your boo? Go grand with a night away from home at The Olive Ann Hotel! This recently opened boutique hotel features 79 top of the line rooms, many with amazing views of Downtown Forks. The hotel is connected to Skies 322, so fabulous food and drinks are mere steps away. Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea is located onsite and offers a bevy of fresh baked goods and caffeine infused beverages.

The Olive Ann Hotel
The Olive Ann Hotel Lobby

MiNny Romance

Begin your evening with an early showing at River Cinema 15. Relax in their heated recliners while enjoying a popular romcom. When the movie is done, journey hand in hand across the street to the Blue Moose Bar & Grill. Located on the Boardwalk dining district, this cozy Up North eatery is the perfect place to reel in some freshly fried walleye or canoodle over an order of their signature Bourbon Street pasta. With a variety of flavors to choose from, one of The Moose's famous Long Island teas makes an ideal way to toast your evening.

River Cinema
Blue Moose Bar & Grill

Spice Things Up

Trying to plan a unique date for you and your mate? Here’s an idea that’s right on target! Axe-throwing at Downtown Axe is one cool way to have a little competitive fun. Afterward, head up the street for awesome ales and eats at Half Brothers Brewing Company…loser buys! Any of the many tasty on tap beers pairs perfectly with a few slices of their House Pepperoni, Heat Wagon or Spicy Hawaiian pizzas. 

Half Brothers Brewing Company

Wine, Women and Song

Who says you must celebrate Valentine’s Day on the 14th? Pretty sure your partner won’t mind if tickets to “Pretty Woman: The Musical” are the reason why! This beloved romantic story comes to life on the Chester Fritz Auditorium stage, April 10, at 7:30 PM. Based on the famous Garry Marshall movie, it features an original score by Grammy Award winner Bryan Adams. A preshow dinner at HELIX is a delicious way to start your date. Grand Forks’ premier wine bar is not only the best spot to enjoy a flavorful glass of vino, they also offer first-class fare that is beyond compare such as pan seared Atlantic salmon, pork belly ramen, vegetable ricotta gnocchi and New York strip topped with house steak sauce. For dessert, treat your lady (or gentleman) to a slice of the most delizioso Tiramisu this side of Italy!

Helix Wine & Bites

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