“On Valentine’s Day, we are reminded what our relationships could be like the other 364.” -Steve Maraboli
The staff at N3 World Headquarters and Bird Seed Buffet have always been an empathetic bunch. We’re aware of how busy everyone is these days, except for Tuesday nights at 9 when “This Is Us” arrives. Reason being it’s one of those shows people talk about and rehash and its more fun to be a part of it then it is to be sending out spoiler alert warnings to everyone you might encounter the next day.
But we digress.
Valentine’s Day is but a moment away my friends and while this may not send even the slightest of a shiver to those well prepared gifters who seem to possess endless ideas that always seem to work out?
It can be troubling for folks who want to have a few options laid before them before selecting what gift to give, activity to attend, event to consider, fun thing to arrange etc
Well we are here for you friendly readers. The N3WH staff are in the midst of exploring a wealth of options all available within our area.
This downtown Newaygo enclave of edibles is a regular stop for foodies in the Near North and beyond. GG has a few ideas that appeal to those looking to put a different twist on their V-Day celebration.
How about “Lovers Let’s Cook!
We’re talking romance here right? And preparing meals together can be a most intimate kind of experience. Without going too ‘Cosmo” here there are many studies that show couples who cook together tend to be closer in other ways as well so while culinary collaboration might not be what is traditionally thought of as foreplay…….
The class is from 6-9pm on the Big Day and while it begins with the two of you developing and/or expanding your cookery skills the evening is consummated when a 4 course meal with wine pairing is enjoyed. With a menu of Sizzling Scallops, Smoked Duck Breast Salad, Steak au Poivre, Hasselback Potatoes, Warm Chocolate Pudding Cakes, do we really need to say more?
The class is first come first served basis and given the popularity of the GG cooking classes they have added a Friday class for those who might eschew mid week celebrations.
Looking for a gift with a bit of a ‘Wow’ factor? Got a guy who is hard to buy for but loves to eat?
Yes, a bountiful basket designed specifically for him by you. You can create a gastronomical gift he will truly enjoy with cheeses, salami, olives, wine, cookies, pastries, rosemary cashews, grilling gadgets, gift certificate, and so much more.
And if your giftee is of the female persuasion?
How about a ‘Just for Her’ gift basket with everything to sweeten her day: wine, homemade candy, chocolate covered strawberries, cheese & crackers, gift certificate, etc.
The staff at GG are remarkable at helping you find just the right combination that will make you a V-Day hero.
We love Sui Generis, the fabulously funky and fun furniture facility that graces the corner of Downtown Newaygo. Since their days up the street the Coopers have been bringing unique products large and small to their customers who have rewarded them by spreading the word on this Near North gem.
For V-Day they are offering products that will bring a smile to your special someone.
No they do not involve gunpowder. These beauties explode in a nice hot tub to create a spa like atmosphere without leaving home. Bonus for those who like Michigan Made products. These are unquestionably a bipeninsular breed.
A classic line for Simpsons fans but hey, who doesn’t love donuts?
Well, when its February and cold and no one wants to venture out to find a few of these delectables for that weekend morning when kicking back and settling in is prime part of the day’s scheduling?
Yes, with one of these and some of SG’s gourmet donut mixes a treasure of tastiness awaits as the two of you discover the pleasure to be had from collaborating on cruller creation.
And of course you cannot go wrong with gift cards your sweetie can put it towards that new sofa or area rug that she (or he) really wants.
Hit The Road Joe
If you have ever taken part in the wonderful and whimsical evening feasts Chef T. has produced at this Croton area cafe it’s likely you are already on the reservation list for one of their V-Day dinners. If not, here’s a chance to really impress your companion while enjoying the dynamic dining experience Chef T. and her staff provide.
Great atmosphere, remarkable food, and impeccable service. Just the ticket for your V-Day date.
Oh and the menu?
Cream of Mushroom (made with a variety of mushrooms)
Composed salad of wild rice, beets, and mixed greens
Herb crusted Prime Rib served with a mixed potato, parsnip mash and sautéed green beans
Dessert will be something chocolaty and wonderful!!!
Anyone else find themselves a bit hungry right now?
Two dinners, this Saturday the 10th and the Day itself.
Call (231)652-6020 or stop in at HTJ 7261 Elm St. to make reservations.
Look for more ideas in the coming days because we at N3WH wish to see all of our readers embracing the day that celebrates romance.
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” -Robert Heinlein, “Stranger in a Strange Land”
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