Ro­man­tic meal ideas — some tra­di­tional and some less so

Times-Herald (Vallejo) - - FOOD - By Field­ing Buck South­ern Cal­i­for­nia News Group

Heart-shaped pizza won’t be as com­mon as people sell­ing roses on Valen­tine’s Day, but sev­eral chains will be serv­ing them for the oc­ca­sion. That’s only one of the ways you can say “I love you” with food to­day.

Heart-shaped pizza

PIZZA HUT >>

The pies are avail­able for dining in, take­out or home de­liv­ery through Sun­day. Cus­tomers can add Her­shey’s brown­ies or choco­late chip cook­ies. piz­za­hut. com

PAPA JOHN'S >>

A one­top­ping pie is avail­able through Sun­day for $11 with promo code VALEN­TINE. Adding a dou­ble choco­late chip brownie brings the to­tal to $16 with the promo code BEMINE. Pa­paJohns.com

CAL­I­FOR­NIA PIZZA KITCHEN >>

Get any pie on a heart-shaped crust for no ex­tra charge through Sun­day. There’s a three­course meal for two at $35, avail­able for dining in only at se­lect lo­ca­tions through Sun­day. cpk. com/Spe­cials/Sweet­Deal

MOUN­TAIN MIKE'S >>

There’s a 14-inch crisp pep­per­oni pie avail­able through Feb. 29. Prices vary by lo­ca­tion. moun­tain­mike­spizza.com

Denny’s wed­ding chapel

Feel­ing lucky in love? Denny’s will open a popup chapel for free wed­dings at 450 Fre­mont St., Las Ve­gas, from noon-6 p.m. to­day. Ser­vices in­clude use of the chapel, an of­fi­ciant, disc jockey, Champagne toast and wed­ding Pan­cake Pup­pies, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. Ques­tion: Should you freeze some of the Pan­cake Pup­pies for the first an­niver­sary? den­nys. com/ve­g­aswed­dings

More carbs

Red Lob­ster is sell­ing to-go or­ders of its Ched­dar Bay Bis­cuits in heartshape­d boxes as long as sup­plies last. A box of six costs $3.79, ac­cord­ing to a spot check of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia lo­ca­tions. red­lob­ster.com

Valen­tine’s Din­ner for 2 ToGo from Olive Garden in­cludes a “Bread­stick Bou­quet” on top of one en­tree for two, soup or salad and dessert, “start­ing at $35,” ac­cord­ing to the chain’s web­site. A spot check of South­ern Cal­i­for­nia ZIP codes showed prices at $44. olive­g­ar­den.com/spe­cials/ valen­tines-day-din­ner

Breakup box

As a tie-in to the movie “Birds of Prey

(And the Fantab­u­lous Eman­ci­pa­tion of

One Har­ley Quinn),” Burger King is giv­ing away Whop­pers in spe­cially de­signed “breakup boxes” to people who bring in printed photos of their exes or me­men­tos of their bad ro­mances. The promotion is to­day at only one lo­ca­tion in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia, 35 Pow­ell Street, San Fran­cisco. bk.com

Pub­lic dis­plays of af­fec­tion

Qdoba Mex­i­can Eats is run­ning its 10th an­nual “Qdoba for a Kiss” promotion to­day. Guests who kiss some­one, or an inan­i­mate ob­ject such as their food con­tainer, can qual­ify for a free en­tree at par­tic­i­pat­ing lo­ca­tions, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease. qdoba.com/kiss

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