Five Foodie Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day


Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Yonkers. All month, the movie theater-restaurant is showing classic romantic movies like “Casablanca,” “You’ve Got Mail” and “West Side Story.” Visit the website for showtimes, and expect film-themed menus when you visit. 2548 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, 914-226-3082,

Captain Lawrence, Elmsford. Make your celebration last, with Valentine’s trivia in the tasting room at the brewery from 8 to 10 p.m. Thursday. Test your knowledge about anything and everything to do about the holiday of love, and drink beer to boot. 444 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford, 914-741-2337, www.

Sur La Table, White Plains, Yonkers and Nanuet. Date-night cooking classes with themes like Parisian Holiday, Chef’s Table and Romantic Italian in the cooking emporium’s educational kitchens. Check the website for various dates and times depending on location. $79 per

La Tulipe, Mount Kisco. Take an artisan chocolate class taught by one of Westchester’s premier French pastry chefs, Maarten Steenman. From 7 to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. $145 per student. 455 Lexington Ave., Mount Kisco, 914-244-9460,

The River’s Edge, Yonkers. Starting at 8 p.m. Friday, enjoy live doo-wop and an Italian dinner buffet. Admission is $60 and includes dinner, entertainment and open bar. On Saturday, there is a Valentine’s-themed night of standup comedy with plenty of food and drink; $40 per person includes a wine-tasting, appetizers and a buffet dinner spread. Doors open at 6 p.m., showtime at 8. Get your tickets at, or reserve at the restaurant. 1064 McLean Ave., Yonkers, 914-237-9823,


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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