Yeah, it’s cold, but love is in air, if you’re lucky enough to catch it. And even if you don’t have a date this Valentine’s Day, find a single friend and plan a friend date. Or treat yourself to dinner for one. When it comes to romance, Athens serves it up by candlelight. Here are 4 awesome spots in Athens to take your Valentine.
It’s an Athens townie favorite for good reason. The food is awesome, local and organic, and they make some of the best margaritas in town. It’s hippie mex, not tex mex or truly authentic mex, but it’s delicious all the same. The Casa Burrito is truly an Athens legend. They also feature a seasonal menu and an eclectic range of specials that are different every night. It’s a popular place that believes in the slow food movement, sometimes to a fault, so the wait list might be as long as the line for Radiohead tickets. Find a comfy spot at the bar and keep the apps coming.
Sometimes you can judge a restaurant by its cover. The decor of this place is pure magic, but it sets the vibe for the creativity of the food. Put together by local culinary Ed Fisher and his son, dishes are imaginative and delicious. Their menu constantly changes, so every visit is different yet exquisite.
Zoe Fine Dining
Specializing in French cuisine using local ingredients, Zoe is to die for. Reservations are recommended, since it’s also extremely popular.
We’re not trying to be kinky. Save that for dessert. The Athens Uptown scene can get so chaotic during Valentine’s Day that it’s easy to crowd out the romance. Why not order take out, spread a blanket on the bedroom floor and have a candlelit picnic at your uptown Athens rental? You don’t need to wear a black tie or jacket or even any clothes. Turn up the Marvin Gaye and enjoy a romantic evening for two.