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7 elevated recipes to warm up your loved ones this weekend

This Valentine's Day weekend, Austin is expected to hit freezing temperatures, so it might be worth ditching the layers of clothing to go to a nice restaurant and stay in with a warm and cozy meal.

Here are seven recipes worth sharing the love over this very cold Valentine's Day.


Lobster bisque

Flavorful, smooth, creamy and romantic, this lobster bisque is perfect for any dinner with your loved ones. This rich recipe is easy to make and will take up about one hour and 15 minutes of your time, so find the perfect sous-chef, cozy up with your significant other and enjoy a warm bowl this Valentine's Day.

You can find the recipe for lobster bisque here.

Coq au vin blanc

A French classic, this recipe is perfect for any lovers (or families) looking for a comforting dish on this upcoming cold Valentine's Day. Chicken and mushrooms braised in white wine followed by a delicious creamy texture, coq au vin blanc is filled with so many flavors and warmth you will want a second bowl. This recipe will take up one hour of your time and is the perfect addition to any Valentine's Day.

You can find the recipe for coq au vin blanc here.

Homemade pizza

Valentine's Day is the best opportunity to try something new with your love. If you've never made homemade pizza, try this recipe for a fun night of different flavors. Whether you're a fan of classic cheese pizza or want to change things up by making a truffle pizza, these recipes have you covered. Once you make the dough, the possibilities are endless! Try shaping your pizza into a heart for an ultimate love-fest this Valentine's Day.

You can find the recipe for homemade pizza here.

Mushroom risotto

Mushroom risotto is simple, yet takes patience and time. If you've been trying out new things in the kitchen, this recipe should be your go-to for Valentine's Day dinner. It will take 50 minutes to make, but with constant stirring, you and your love can take turns making this mouthwatering dish for a wonderfully delicious dinner.

You can find the recipe for mushroom risotto here.

Steak diane

Steak lovers can rejoice this Valentine's Day with this steak diane recipe for two. With only a few ingredients and a flavorful bite, this recipe is a perfect main dish for a romantic dinner at home. Try pairing it with herb and garlic mashed potatoes or a beet salad with goat cheese for a delicious dinner.

You can find the recipe for steak diane here.

Lemon garlic scallop pasta

When it comes to making a dish that will satisfy everyone and is easy enough to make, this lemon garlic scallop pasta is the perfect elevated dinner for Valentine's Day. If you're a pasta lover and have never tried making scallops, this recipe is easy to follow and will only take up 30 minutes of your time. Besides, nothing is better for a romantic dinner than sharing a plate of pasta.

You can find the recipe for lemon garlic scallop pasta here.

​Lamb chops with mint gremolata

Lamb chops are delicious and super easy to make, and this recipe is no different. With only five ingredients, these lamb chops with mint gremolata are perfect for elevating your Valentine's Day dinner. Marinate your lamb chops 2 hours in advance and you'll have a meal to share with your love in no time. Try pairing it with roasted potatoes and baby carrots with garlic for a full meal.

You can find the recipe for lamb chops with mint gremolata here.


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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway