TweetHeart Social with Marc Vetri
Sat., Feb. 11, 3-5 p.m., $20
Share some love this Valentine's Day season by making pizza with Marc Vetri. He will be holding a kid-centric pie-making class and a silent auction at Nest, with 100 percent of proceeds benefitting the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Tykes will also have the opportunity to make a Valentine for a kid at CHOP, decorate cupcakes and listen to a live band, among other activities. Make sure to reserve in advance. Nest, 1301 Locust St., 215-545-6378, nestphilly.com.
Valentine's Day Baking Workshop at Whipped Bakeshop
Thu., Feb. 9, Sat., Feb. 11 and Tue., Feb. 14, 7-9 p.m., $55/couple
Do something different with your Valentine this year — bake a cake! Whipped is holding three couples-friendly baking/decorating classes in the next week. They'll provide light refreshments, and you get to take home your handiwork (chocolate, vanilla or red velvet) after learning how make it all pretty. Reservations are required, and the classes are 21-plus. Whipped Bakeshop, 636 Belgrade St., 215-592-5449, whippedbakeshop.com.
Valentine's Aphrodisiac Dinner at Day by Day
Sun., Feb. 11 and Tue., Feb. 14, 6 p.m., $59
City Food Tours is bringing you an informative V-Day option at Day by Day. The dinner is built entirely around foods believed to be aphrodisiacs; you'll also learn about the ingredients of Cleopatra's supposed love potions along with a general history of the relationship between love and food. The three-course meal also includes a glass of wine and chocolates. Reservations required. Day by Day, 2101 Sansom St., 215-564-5540, zerve.com/phillyfoods/phlval.
Eat Your Broken Heart Out at Teri's
Tue., Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., $40 for food, pay as you go for drinks
Chef Jennifer Zavala is bringing you the ideal anti-Valentine affair: a misery dinner for lonely, dateless or opposed-to-romance eaters. She'll be cooking a four-course meal, with pastries by Christina Clark; the veg- and celiac-friendly menu includes dishes like scallop/squid-ink pasta and sweet-potato soup. There will also be DJs to provide dance-your-heart-out music, plus drink specials. Teri's, 1126 S. Ninth St., cherrybombphilly.tumblr.com.
Valentine's Day at the Pickled Heron
Tue., Feb. 14, $65
Spend your V-Day at Fishtown’s newest French bistro. The evening’s five-course menu will feature lobster bisque, beef tartare with quail egg and pan-seared halibut, among other plates. Reservations are necessary and can be made by calling the restaurant. Remember, it’s cash only. The Pickled Heron, 2218 Frankford Ave., 215-634-5666, thepickledheron.com.