Valentine’s Day offers unique food options for the entire family

| February 4, 2018 | Comments (0)

Screen Shot 2018-02-03 at 2.47.52 PMFor many people, Valentine’s Day involves food. For some people it means a restaurant dinner or perhaps a meal in a unique location. Others are looking for something more unusual to mark the date. One thing everyone wants is to make Valentine’s Day memorable. Here are four options to create fun Valentine’s memories for everyone in the family.

Brookfield Zoo is hosting a Valentine’s brunch on Sunday, Feb. 11. Guests can celebrate as a couple or bring the entire family for a fun-filled day. The delicious all-you-can-eat brunch begins at 11 a.m. in the zoo’s Discovery Center. Tickets for brunch are $47 for adults and $37 for children 3-11. Reservations are required and seating is limited. Guests should enter the zoo via its south gate entrance at in Brookfield. Visit or call (708) 688-8355 to make reservations and for further information.

Eli’s Cheesecake Company of Chicago debuts a special Valentine’s Day dessert, Heart Shaped Cheesecake Cookie Sandwiches, which was recently featured in February’s “O List Valentine’s Edition,” The Oprah Magazine. The great thing about the new dessert is you can ship it anywhere. Heart Shaped Cheesecake Cookie Sandwiches are made with Belgian Chocolate cheesecake sandwiched between two all-butter chocolate shortbread cookie hearts, or strawberry cheesecake sandwiched between vanilla all-butter shortbread cookie hearts. Both are dipped in pink chocolate and dusted with sprinkles. The cost is $39 for six cookies, plus shipping. To order, call 773-308-7000. Local delivery available, city and suburbs.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts celebrates Valentine’s Day with the return of its joy-filled Valentine’s Day doughnut. This year there is a special addition: The OREO® Cookie’s & KREME™ Doughnut. The new doughnut joins Krispy Kreme’s classic Valentine’s Day offerings – the Sprinkle Heart Doughnut, Happy Heart Doughnut and Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnut. From January 29 – February 14, the romantic at heart can find these doughnuts at Chicagoland’s Krispy Kreme shops located at 17815 South Halsted Street in Homewood and 9150 South Western Avenue in Evergreen Park.

The Chopping Block states that its mission is to get people to cook. What’s better than cooking something special with your Valentines? The Chopping Block has classes for families who want to cook together. You can take hands-on class, watch a demonstration or learn grilling techniques. A highly-trained staff teaches students while swapping stories and sharing recipes. There are also class just for kids and teens. With locations in Lincoln Square and the Merchandise Mart, there is a class for everyone. To find the class schedule, visit



Shari writes about life with twins at Two Times the Fun. Image courtesy of Krispy Kreme.

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About Shari: Shari is a mom, wife, marketing communications professional, gardener, Chicago Blackhawks fan, college sports fan, traveler, quilter, community volunteer, sister, daughter, aunt, friend, Siberian Husky owner, Girl Scout troop leader and book lover. You can find Shari blogging about life with twins at Two Times the Fun and tweeting @slcs48n1. View author profile.

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