Restaurant news: Find details on Valentine's Day specials
BY SCOTT CHERRY World Scene Writer
Thursday, February 07, 2013
2/07/13 at 4:55 AM
Restaurants announce plans for Valentine's Day specials, menus
The following restaurants have announced plans for special menus or packages for Valentine's Day. Note that the Nibbles dinner is Feb. 15, and all the others are Feb. 14:
The Alley, 3324 E. 31st St., $35 per person ($40 for steak) - Ricotta gnudi, grilled New York strip steak, sauteed striped sea bass and chocolate creme brulee are among the three-course menu choices. Reservations: 918-960-2822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Biga, 4329 S. Peoria Ave., $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity - Among 25 items on the three-course menu are spicy shrimp with pureed chickpeas, roast sea bass, lobster ravioli, beef filet, osso buco, lobster tail and tiramisu. Reservations: 918-743-2442.
Local Table, 4329 S. Peoria Ave., $40 per person, plus tax and gratuity - Among 19 items on the three-course menu are fried calamari, grilled Atlantic salmon, seared sea scallops, roast pork tenderloin, grilled rib-eye and red velvet cake. Reservations: 918-794-8013.
In the Raw, 3321 S. Peoria Ave., 918-744-1300, and In the Raw on the Hill, 6151 S. Sheridan Road, 918-524-0063, entrees $36, starters, desserts extra - Among the entrees are a grilled medley, sesame-crusted king salmon, petite filet of beef, blackened ahi tuna and chilled lobster salad.
Boston Deli, 6231 E. 61st St., entrees range from $16 to $26, starters, salads extra - Among the eight entrees are filet of beef, lamb "porterhouse" chop, mahi mahi Oscar, smoked pork chop and beet ravioli. Reservations: 918-492-4745.
Jamil's, 3823 E. 51st St., - special filet dinner for $16.50 in addition to regular menu. Reservations: 918-742-9097.
Nibbles, 8313 S. Memorial Drive, Feb. 15, $49.95 per person plus tax and gratuity - Prime rib roast, panko coconut jumbo shrimp, sauteed asparagus, twice-baked potatoes, salad and red velvet cheesecake or bread pudding with brandy sauce; bring your own wine; live music. Reservations: 918-254-5050.
Go West Restaurant & Saloon, 6205 New Sapulpa Road - A special "lovers" menu will be served 5-9 p.m. in addition to regular menu. Reservations: 918-446-7546.
El Guapo's Mexican Cantina, 332 E. First St., $40 per couple - Dia de San Valentin celebration includes dinner for two with choice of guacamole or queso, double fajitas and sopapillas. No reservations.
Abuelo's, 10909 E. 71st St., $29.99 per couple - Choose up to four different flavors for fajitas for two, and sopapillas or Mexican flan for dessert. More information: 918-249-1546.
The Canebrake resort, four miles east of Wagoner off Oklahoma 51 - Special menu includes Blue Point oysters, lobster Wellington and rack of lamb. Reservations: 918-485-1807.
Antoinette Baking Co., 3305 S. Peoria Ave. - Offering "Many Splendored Things" Valentine's box with four chocolate bouchons, four macarons, two pots de creme, two red velvet madeleines, two cake balls and one Heart Linzer cookie for $35. Place orders by Tuesday: 918-808-0875.
Main Street Tavern, 200 S. Main St., Broken Arrow, $75 per couple, $37.50 individual - Seatings 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. with black tablecloths, candles and flowers; Olivia Duhon will perform; menu includes choice of salad, choice of grilled pork steak, beef tenderloin or Chilean sea bass, and chocolate overload torte for dessert. Reservations: 918-872-1414.
Elmer's BBQ, 4130 S. Peoria Ave., $17.99 - Hickory-smoked 8-ounce rib-eye with baked potato, side and toast. Reservations only: 918-742-6702.
Bodean Seafood, 3376 E. 51st St. - Special dinner of lobster tail and petite filet, garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus, $43.50 per person, in addition to regular menu. Reservations: 918-749-1407.
Doe's Eat Place, 1350 E. 15th St. - Surf 'n' turf specials: 11-ounce filet and 12-ounce lobster tail dinner for two, $95; 8-ounce filet and 6-ounce lobster tail for one, $49; 2-pound porterhouse and 1.75-pound lobster tail for two, $181. Reservations: 918-585-3637.
Yokozuna to offer Chinese New Year specials
Beginning Saturday and running through Feb. 16, Yokozuna, 309 E. Second St., will be offering Chinese New Year specials.
Yokozuna will debut its serpentine green mamba sushi roll, in honor of the Year of the Snake, and offer $3 Tsing Tao beers and $1 edamame. The Tsing Tao Girls will be in the restaurant to greet guests Saturday.
Chappellet winery to host dinner at Biga on Monday
Katie Judge of Chappellet Vineyards & Winery will host a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Biga, 4329 S. Peoria Ave.
Chappellet has been crafting extraordinary wines from its Napa Valley vineyards since 1967.
Wines at the dinner will include Chappellet chardonnay, Cervantes Mountain Cuvee Bordeaux blend and signature cabernet sauvignon.
The wines will be paired with spicy sauteed calamari, orecchiette pasta with Italian sausage and broccoli rabe, braised short rib with garlic mashed potatoes, and apricot cream cake with chocolate mascarpone frosting.
Cost is $50, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-743-2442.
Panera Bread, Dust Bowl partner with nonprofits
Panera Bread stores and the Dust Bowl, 211 S. Elgin Ave., are raising money for 211 Oklahoma.
On Monday, Panera will donate 50 cents from the sale of every heart-shaped cookie, and Dust Bowl will donate 50 percent of its bowling proceeds.
OKC Heartline and the local Community Service Council's Helpline operate the statewide 211 Oklahoma service to provide Oklahomans 24-hour access to information on any type of health or human service need by calling 211.
On the second Friday of each month this year, Panera also will donate a portion of the sales of certain items to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma's Food for Kids Backpack Program. This Friday, a $2 donation will be made for spinach power salad, $1 for fat-free superfruit power smoothie and $1 for breakfast power sandwich.
Bliss Family wines to be featured at dinner
Wines from Bliss Family Vineyards in Mendocino County, Calif., will be featured at a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Local Table, 4329 S. Peoria Ave.
Wines will include the Bliss Family chardonnay, zinfandel and cabernet sauvignon.
The wines will be paired with scallop BLT, vegetable cassoulet, crisp pork belly and carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
Cost is $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-794-8013.
Boston Deli sets special of blackened tenderloin
An 8-ounce, applewood bacon-wrapped blackened beef tenderloin topped with Maytag blue cheese sauce and onion straws is the Thursday night special for February at Boston Deli, 6231 E. 61st St.
The dinner, served 5-9 p.m. each Thursday, also includes whipped red skin potatoes, braised Brussels sprouts, choice of mixed greens or Caesar salad, and piece of pie, all for $23.
'Anti-Valentine's Day' party set at Dust Bowl
Dust Bowl Lanes & Lounge, 211 S. Elgin Ave., has scheduled Strikes & Strikeouts, an anti-Valentine's Day party Feb. 14.
According to a newsletter:
"For decades greeting card companies and jewelry dealers have spent millions convincing us that Feb. 14 is some kind of holiday, devoted to celebrating romance and the unnecessary expenditure of all your discretionary funds.
"We're not buying it. Demonstrate that you, too, are a free-thinker, not a slave to the ad agencies."
The event also will feature food and drink specials, and a pick-up line contest.
Mazzio's founder Selby honored posthumously
Mazzio's founder Ken Selby has been named to the Oklahoma Restaurant Association Hall of Fame for his more than 50 years of involvement in the industry.
Selby died in May 2012. His family accepted the award at the ORA's member luncheon Tuesday at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City.
Selby opened his first pizza parlor in 1961 in Tulsa. He opened a second location four years later and named it Ken's Pizza.
In 1979, he started a second restaurant concept around these pizza parlors that eventually became Mazzio's.
Today, Mazzio's has 154 locations in nine states offering pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salad bar.
Switzer to host dinner at Polo Grill on Sunday
Former University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys football coach Barry Switzer will host a dinner at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Polo Grill in Utica Square.
Switzer, co-owner of Switzer Family Vineyards in Napa Valley, is hosting the dinner in association with Tulsa Hills Wine Cellar.
Cost for the five-course dinner is $97, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations: 918-744-4280.
Mod's has free goodies for Who concertgoers
Mod's Coffee & Crepes, 507 S. Boston Ave., is offering a free "Goody Package" for those attending the Feb. 14 The Who concert.
"Since Mod's is founded on the basis of Mod culture, which was in large part popularized by The Who and their album 'Quadrophenia,' we wanted to do something special for those fans who will be attending the show," according to a news release.
The Goody Package - a Mod's coffee mug, a pin and a bag of locally roasted coffee beans - will be given free to those who show proof of their ticket to The Who concert while supplies last. It is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Beer & Beefsteak Banquet set at Fassler Hall
The annual Beer & Beefsteak Banquet has been scheduled Sunday at Fassler Hall, 304 S. Elgin Ave.
The event promises "more meat, beer and live music than you can imagine" and will benefit Youth Services of Tulsa.
Guests also will receive a commemorative apron. Cost is $50 per person. Tickets may be purchased at tulsaworld.com/ticketstormfassler
Original Print Headline: Restaurants announce plans for Valentine's Day specials, menus
There are several dining options for Valentine's Day. STEPHEN PINGRY/Tulsa World file
Mod's Coffee & Crepes is offering a free "Goody Package" for The Who concertgoers. Courtesy