Treat your special someone to a Valentine's foodie day in the south suburbs

It’s the most romantic time of the year and if you’re looking for some ways to plan a special date night or a carve out a day to dedicate to your special someone, you’ll find lots of things to see and do in Chicago Southland to make Valentine’s Day memorable.

Beyond heading to one of the movie theaters to see whatever rom com is on the screen or heading to one of the area’s entertainment venues for some romantic music, you’ll likely want to add a meal before or after. Or you can do one better and plan out a few foodie visits to work in even more deliciousness into the holiday.

Here’s a little outline for you and planning a wonderful Valentine’s Day date for the foodie in your life.

BREAKFAST - Start out with brunch in the fun, nostalgic Grady’s Snack & Dine in Homewood where you can share something savory, like an omelette or Bennie, or indulge in some crepes or French toast.

SHOP - Take your sweetie to pick out some new accessories or candles in downtown Homewood and if the weather is nice, take a little walk downtown to peek at some of the fun murals.

WINE AND SWEETS - Stop by Pour on Roy in Lansing and enjoy a glass of wine together, then walk around the corner and pick out some delicious hand dipped candies at Gayety’s Chocolates and Ice Cream.

LUNCH - Make your way over to Frankfort and enjoy some tacos or small bites and margaritas at Fat Rosie’s where there’s a fun atmosphere and great food.

WALK WITH YOUR PARTNER - Step outside and take a leisurely walk together along the Old Plank Road Trail. Forget about the stresses of every day life and have some conversation about your dreams and what you love about eachother - or chat about your favorite restaurants and meals!

BEER FLIGHT - If you’re feeling like a little more shopping, take a walk around downtown to the boutiques and pick up some gourmet popcorn and end at Trail’s Edge Brewing Co. for a flight to taste a few of their craft beers.

AXE THROWING AND GO KART RACING - Chanel your adventurous and competitive side in a round of axe throwing at Accelerate Indoor Speedway & Events in Mokena and then race together in electric go karts that can reach speeds up to 50 MPH.

DINNER - After you’ve worked up an appetite, you can stay onsite and enjoy a casual meal at the Victory Lap Bar & Grill. Or you can head over to Mr. Benny’s Steak & Lobster House in Mokena for a luxurious surf and turf meal. 

DESSERT AND WINE TASTING - Swing by Cooper’s Hawk in Orland Park where you can visit the wine bar for a tasting and purchase some chocolate covered strawberries from the case to finish off your evening. You could also pick out a bottle of sparkling wine and some truffles and continue the celebration at home (or plan an overnight at the La Banque Hotel and conclude your Valentine’s occasion by sleeping in the next morning in your robe - and thinking about where to go for breakfast!)