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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Eats, Retreats, Sweets & Other Treats For Your CNY Valentine's Day 2017


I know I haven't posted much lately but my hope is to change that soon. I have been busy on Twitter and Facebook posting or sharing deals when I see them but just neglected to do any posts here on the blog.

To kick off 2017 on the blog, I have compiled a list of over 20 deals that caught my attention for those looking for some way to celebrate Valentine's Day. I have read the great work by Katrina Tulloch on (link is here) as well as Margaret McCormick's on Syracuse New Times ( her column is here) and enjoyed it but since I had already planned to do this, I am adding deals I did not see there or places I think sound fun. Not every deal will be cheap but sharing them because sometimes a good evening isn't always cheap but worth sharing regardless.

Here is my list broken down into four categories (Eats, Retreats, Sweets and Other Treats):



Location: 122 East Genesee Street Syracuse, NY 13202

Located in Hanover Square in Downtown Syracuse, Maxwell's is offering something a little different this year. They are doing a Device Free Day Of Love and a chance for you to unplug and enjoy your Valentine's Day with your loved ones without distractions. Also, a portion of the sales made that day will be donated to American Heart Association.

Below you will find a sneak peak at their menu planned for Valentine's Day as well.

CopperTop Tavern

Three Locations: Cicero, Camillus, and Vestal

With three locations, this covers a few areas and while it may not be the cheapest alternative (dinner options range from $11.99 to $21.99) but I know many love CopperTop so I added it for those who do. I also like the variety they offer including drinks, vegetarian and gluten free options as well as the fact that you can get the menu from the 11th-14th.

You can find the link to the menu here.

Dani's Dessert & Wine Bar

Location: 56 Oswego Street. Baldwinsville, NY 13027

If you are looking for a Valentine's dinner in the Baldwinsville area, you may want to try Dani's. Dani's features homemade tapas and desserts as well as house wines. The meal specials will be:

Prime Rib Special 
Homemade Tagliatelle with Mushroom and Garlic Sauce 
Chocolate Covered Strawberries 🍓

You can make your reservations now by calling 315-303-0321.

Dominick's Restaurant

Location: 1370 Burnet Avenue Syracuse, NY 13206

Tug Hill Vineyards

Location: 4051 Yancey Road. Lowville, NY 13367

Some of these deals are Facebook events and it will be simpler to just link you directly to their Facebook event page. This food and win dinner will cost you $65 per person and covers four courses with a wine pairings as well as the tax and gratuity. You can find more information on the menu and making reservations by visiting their event page here.

Camden VFW Dinner and Dance

Location: 77 Main Street Camden, NY 13316
Facebook Event Link

On Saturday February 11th, there will be a spaghetti dinner and dance held at the Camden VFW. The dinner ticket is only $10 with a cash bar and proceeds will go to the Camden Relay for Life chapter. Not many details posted but sounds like a great deal for a great cause and you can use the Facebook event link listed above for more information.

Uncle Chubby's Pizza

Location: 615 Wolf Street Syracuse, NY


I spoke with the good folks at Uncle Chubby's and I am told that on Valentine's Day, they intend to offer any 2 dinners for only $15.95. They offer an already affordable menu and even offer a $7.95 large cheese pizza takeout special on Mondays and Tuesdays.


Just Breathe Yoga

Location: 1918 N. James Street Rome, NY 13440

February 12-18th, Just Breathe in Rome is offering a deal called Share The Love of Yoga. You can attend a drop in yoga class and bring a guest and the guest (up to 2 guests) will get in free and only $5 for additional guests. You can also get 15% off all month if you purchase their unlimited drop in class package.

For more details on the Share The Love Of Yoga event, you can check out their Facebook event page here.
For their February class schedule, you can click here.


Location: 1208 Main Street Sylvan Beach, NY 13157

Cinderella's has two dinner specials February 10th-12th & 14th. You can get their Chicken Valentino for $17.95 and their New York Strip Steak dinner for $24.95.

Now you may be asking yourself why this is not listed under the Eats section? Well, that is not the only offer they have going. Below you will see a picture of a great offer if you and your loved one would like to get away for an overnight stay as well.

The Spa At 500

Location: 500 W. Onondaga St. Syracuse, NY 13204

If you like a Jacuzzi, a massage and more, The Spa at 500 has the Valentine's Special 100 and Valentine's Special 200 (the number indicated the price level). With each offer, you get to soak in their jacuzzi, a massage, aromatherapy, sauna and a special gift as well (the 200 level offers more that and more).

You can see more specifics about those details and more offers on their spa menu here.

Bodyworks Massage

Location: 115 N. Main Street (Route 11) North Syracuse, NY 13212


The Halfmoon Bakery & Bistro LLC

Location: 6500 E. Seneca Turnpike Jamesville, NY 13078

The Halfmoon Bakery is offering heart shaped cookies. Large cookies $3 each, smaller hearts are 6/$12 and a bag of 12 mini heart for $12 according to their Facebook post. You may want to order in advance and they recommend you call the shop (315-492-0110) instead of trying to reach them via social media to ensure you get your order more promptly.

Chocolate Pizza Company

Several Locations

If you have never tried Chocolate Pizza, now is your chance to try it or share it with someone in your life who loves chocolate. They have several items targeting Valentine's Day and prices range from $5.00 to $99.95. Or search their website for items or baskets and they do ship.

Jessi Cakes

Location: Baldwinsville and surrounding areas

Want to help out an independent baker? She has commented that she has tray offers that vary from $15 for a dozen chocolate covered strawberries, cupcakes for $15 a dozen, cheesecake stuffed chocolate covered strawberries $20 for a dozen. Or for $45 plus tax (and extra if you want delivery), you can get a platter (a dozen cookies, a dozen chocolate covered strawberries, and a dozen frosted cake bites) wrapped up with a pretty bow and a balloon. 

Click the link to her Facebook page above for more information or to contact her.

Hercules Candy Company

Location: 209 West Heman St. East Syracuse, NY 13057 

In business since 1910, Hercules Candy Co, offers some great & tasty local deals. You can get individual Valentine's Day items as low as 75 cents, assorted candy baskets from $12.99-$15.99 and gift baskets all the way up to $89.99. 

You can find the Valentine's day specific items by clicking the link here

Yum-Yum's Gluten Free Bakery And Cafe

Location: 601 1/2 W. Manlius St, East Syracuse, NY 13057

Have someone in your life with Celiac Disease or just prefer a gluten free lifestyle? Yum Yum's will cater to your needs. They offer cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other baked goods and have even set up a Facebook event page as a reminder, which you can find by clicking here


Witty Wicks

69 Main Street Camillus, NY 
7070 Cedar Bay Road Fayetteville, NY 13066 (opening Saturday)
CNY Regional Market Shed E on Saturdays

This year for Valentine's Day, Witty Wicks is offering a very cool and unique large gift basket. For only $50, you will get a large candle in one of three scents (Berry & Chocolate, Coffee & Cinn Chai, and Love Spell), a Mason Jar candle, Soft Soap and Sugar Scrub from The Soapery, a Valentine Wooden Heart and an assorted 5 piece chocolate from Lune Chocolat in scent packs. 

To order this gift basket, click here

Museum Of Science and Technology (MOST) Syracuse

Location: 500 S, Franklin St. Syracuse NY 13202

The M.O.S.T. is running a promotion called "Sweet Gift For Your Sweetheart" and it's very cool. On April 8th, the MOST will host an event called "Tap Into The MOST", a beer and wine tasting event with food and entertainment provided that is included with your tickets, which range in price from $55 in advance to $85 for VIP Tickets at the door. However, as a special gift, if you order them before Valentine's Day, they will give them to you in a TAP glass wrapped with chocolates from Sweet on Chocolate for the same price.

For more details or to order them, click here

Painting With A Twist

Location: 8647 Clinton Street New Hartford, NY 13413

FASTRAC Syracuse Orange 4 Pack Basketball Ticket Offer

Multiple Locations (excluding Vail Mills, Amersterdam, Buffalo, & Corning locations)
Website Offer Link

FASTRAC Convenience Stores has an Orange 4 Pack offer for the SU basketball fan in your life. Their deal only has two games left and one of them is the February 13th game at home against Louisville. The Orange 4 Pack is $69 and includes 4 game ticket vouchers (that you can redeem at the Carrier Dome ticket office), 2 large 16" pizzas from Fastrac (up to 3 toppings per pizza) and one 2 liter of Pepsi, Diet Pepsi or Mountain Dew. This deal also applies to the Georgia Tech home game on March 4th if you would prefer to attend that game instead.

Click the Website Offer Link above for more details or stop by your local Fastrac excluding the 4 locations listed above.

Cazenovia Public Library Presents Winter With The Animals

Location: 100 Albany St. Cazenovia, NY 13035
Facebook Event Link

Now you may look at this and wonder why it is listed in a Valentine's Day post, Truth is, I may have stretched it a bit but true story, I wanted a family fun event for the kids...and they are offering hot chocolate and cookies at the event and it is called their annual Chocolate Party. The event starts at 2pm on Sunday February 12th in the Community Room and is free and open to the public. They will have stories, songs and activities centered around learning about animals one may experience during the winter months.

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