Ah, Valentine’s Day. It can be a whirlwind of excitement when you’re in a new relationship and don’t know what to expect from your significant other. If you’ve been a pair for a while, you probably have a good idea of what your husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend has up their sleeve when this Hallmark® holiday rolls around. While it’s always nice to receive a beautiful bouquet and go to the fanciest restaurant in town, it’s even more fun to switch things up. Why have a predictable evening when you can have one at a place you’ve never been before? The shake-up in routine will end up being more fun for both of you, and you’ll have new memories to look back on for the next 365 days.
Michigan State Basketball
It’s nearly impossible not to have any Michigan State school spirit when you live in the Lansing area. The Spartans are taking on the Indiana Hoosiers on none other than Valentine’s Day, so why not kill two birds with one stone and make it a daylong date? The game starts at 1 p.m., so begin your day with a delicious brunch in East Lansing at Beggar’s Banquet or Hopcat and head over to the Breslin Center afterward. Your eventful day will mean no one will be leaving the couch post-game.
American Fifth Spirits
Not a day goes by without a new Lansing establishment making a name for itself. American Fifth Spirits, right off of Larch Street, is perfect for the unconventional couple. The gorgeous building was built in 1920 and has since been turned into Lansing’s very first distillery. Join AFS on Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. for their special Valentine’s Day event. They make hand-made, creative spirits that will satisfy even the pickiest drinker. Pair your cocktail or craft beer with a delicious appetizer to hold you over until dinnertime.
Meat Southern BBQ & Carnivore Restaurant
This restaurant on Turner Street in Lansing is not for the faint of heart (or vegetarians). If you and your significant other enjoy rolling up your sleeves and stuffing your faces with a high-quality, meaty dish, this is the place for the two of you. Start off your meal by ordering one of many options from the French fry bar and top it off with a hearty meat dish like pork ribs, made to order mac-n-cheese or one of their famous Meatwiches. Whatever you order, you can’t go wrong. Your adventurous date will love your creative choice in restaurants.