My favorite thing to do for special occasions is always the stay at home, cook something awesome, get drunk off red wine, and enjoy my night in. I'm a bit of a homebody that way, but sometimes you want to be a little more romantic or exciting and go out. I get that. That's why I give you a couple vegan-friendly things you can do in Ohio for your awesome, sexy significant other on Valentine's Day.
Dragonfly's Tantra Aphrodisiac Valentine's Dinner: This is more for your upscale, super romantic evening. It's $45 per person, plus more if you get the wine pairings. Andrew and I went to this last year, and the food was exceptional with a great, romantic atmosphere. Make sure you CALL AHEAD and make reservations. We saw a lot of unfortunates go out that night hoping to get a table, and they were waiting a long time! It's a busy night for Dragonfly.
Lattes & Love Songs @ Travonna Coffee House: If you want a more casual, fun night, head over to Travonna Coffee house! You can grab a soy latte, and enjoy some live romantic music, love poems, and free give-aways. Check out their facebook event page.
Broken Heart Prom @ Hal & Al's: So, if you're not laid back and you're not fancy, but you just want to party, get 5 bucks and head over to Hal & Al's for V-day. Grab a vegan dog and have the 80's prom you always wanted. Check out Vegan Columbus for all the info.
Aladdin's Four Course Meal for Two: If you're looking for a romantic evening on the cheap, you can get an amazing Lebanese and Mediterranean dinner for two at Aladdin's eatery in Grandview or in Clintonville for only $12. There's a preset menu, but don't fret-- there are plenty of vegan options, just tell them. They even have vegan desserts from a Cleveland-based bakery. Check out their facebook page.