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- The Pearl Farmers Market Filet Mignon for Two box would make an avid home cook swoon.
If your significant other has a thing for food, plenty of homegrown businesses can offer a thoughtful alternative to the played out Valentine’s Day gifts of years past. So, put down the teddy bear and pick up some ideas from these spots that can help up your gift-giving ante.
And don't forget that purchasing a gift card from your boo’s favorite restaurant pushes cash to eateries that desperately need financial support these days. It'll also give your love something to look forward to when the pandemic eases its grip on local dining rooms.
Now, onto those gifts!
Meat & Cheese Nosh Box: No, that’s not a euphemism for anything. These gift boxes are expertly curated by chefs from the CO-OP SA, who fill them with tasty and locally sourced products such as Kiolbasa Smoked Meats, River Whey Creamery cheeses and Texas Black Gold Garlic Mustard. One of these boxes and blanket in a shady spot in Brackenridge Park has the makings for a date your S.O. will remember for years to come. $45, The CO-OP SA, thecoopsa.com.
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Cookbooks and chef memoirs: Nowhere Bookshop has a staggering collection of food-focused reading material to choose from — and you can do your shopping entirely online, utilizing the retailer's convenient curbside service. Snag a cookbook based on dishes from your honey’s fave TV show (Golden Girls, Friends and Gilmore Girls are among the options) or a bestselling memoir for some insightful reading. Prices vary, Nowhere Bookshop, nowherebookshop.com.
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