Wednesday is Valentine’s Day. For guys who are coupled up, this holiday might make for some stress, seeing as how advertisements and other media seem to turn up the pressure to do something special for those special someones. And while some wives and girlfriends might have outsized expectations, most of them just want their men to plan something that’s outside of the normal couple routine. Traditional Valentine’s Day stuff is great and all, but you don’t always have to go wild with the heart-shaped extravaganza. A lot of times, just taking the reins on a night out is what makes a big impact on the ladies. Of course, we love to help people have fun, and this Valentine’s Day, we have some stuff going on that’ll make your Valentine’s Day efforts give your bae all the feels.

If you’re in the Plano area, reserve a spot at our Valentine’s Dinner and Jazz concert – if you’re looking to do something that’s romantic and different, a four-course dinner for two and some mellow music is a perfect idea. For $60, you and your date each get an appetizer, a starter salad, a choice of main course (steak, salmon, or chicken, and each comes with a side), and choice of cheesecake for dessert, plus two glasses of champagne. Dallas crooner Jeremy Smith and his band will set the mood with a great selection of standards from the 1940s on up to some funky ’70s grooves. To grab your spot, go to the Brixton’s Facebook page, or call 972-307-0300.

In Austin Ranch, Saintsbury Tavern is whipping up a special Valentine’s Day treat: the kitchen wizards are making a big batch of chocolate strawberries filled with Patron XO! The strawberries will be in limited supply, so get ’em while they last! And whether you’re bae’d up or single, each Harder Concepts location has happy hour and chef specials to celebrate your romantic state of affairs – even if you think Valentine’s Day is a greeting card conspiracy, you’ll find something to make heading out on Wednesday worth your while at your favorite Harder Concepts bar and grill!