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With Valentine's Day approaching during the ongoing pandemic, Austin restaurants want to help make your evening special—even from home.

Here are some restaurants offering Valentine's Day takeout meals.

Aba, 1011 S. Congress Ave.

The Chicago based restaurant has taken South Congress by storm and is ready to share some love on Valentine's Day, Although completely booked on Feb. 14, Aba is offering a pickup or delivery Valentine's Day dinner for two. For $119.95, the dinner includes lobster bisque, hummus with bread, ahi tuna tabouli, brussels sprouts, beef tenderloin with truffled potatoes, chocolate cake and a bottle of Prosecco. If you're planning on spending the day with friends, Aba is also offering a smaller Galentine's Day feast available for two, four or six guests for $39.95 per person.

You can order your Valentine's day dinner from Aba here.

Il Brutto,1601 E. 6th St.

If you're looking to impress your loved one with cooking skills but need a little help, Il Brutto has the perfect takeout dinner for you. For $80, Il Brutto is offering a date night dinner for two featuring a margherita pizza, an agnolotti kit and tiramisu. The agnolotti kit includes instructions and supplies to make a perfect Italian meal. Il Brutto is also offering a wine pairing with your Valentine's Day dinner for $40 and $70.

You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Il Brutto here.

Stella San Jac, 5th St. & San Jacinto

Stella San Jac is sharing the love this Valentine's Day with a takeout dinner for $70. The restaurant is offering a meal kit for two featuring filets, pommes puree, grilled broccolini, beef jus and strawberry shortcake in oven-safe packaging with heating instructions you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. The meal includes a bottle of Chateau Souverain to make your night even more special. Meal kits must be preordered by 10 p.m. on Feb. 8.

You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Stella San Jac here.

Russian House, 307 E. 5th St.

Switch up tradition this year by trying Russian House for your Valentine's Day dinner. The restaurant is offering three different menus with meat, seafood and vegetarian options for $67.50. All menus include a three course meal with options to choose appetizers, entrees, desserts and unlimited champagne. Russian house is also offering a couples only caviar menu for $130 featuring 1 ounce of fish caviar, 100 grams of red caviar, dessert and unlimited champagne. Priyatnovo appetita!

You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Russian House here.

Intero, 2612 E. Cesar Chavez St. Suite 105

Intero is offering a Valentine's Day dinner cooking kit to beat all others. With four different package options, you can choose between a steak package for $120, a hand-made pasta package for $85, a risotto package for $85 and a "week's in-house butchered protein selection with seasonal vegetables" package for $100. The cooking kits come with detailed instructions so you can impress your significant other with your cooking skills. Intero is also offering chocolate pairing flights to add a little sweetness to your Valentine's dinner. You can preorder online from Feb. 1 to 9 and pickup between Feb. 11 and 14.

Order your Valentine's Day dinner from Intero here.

Carve American Grille, 7415 Southwest Pkwy

Make your romantic evening special with a takeout meal from Carve American Grille. The restaurant is offering a prix fixe menu for $50 per person and a Valentine candlelight dinner for $99 per couple. Both menus include a three course meal which you can personalize. The prix fixe menu is only available on Feb. 14 and the Valentine candlelight dinner for two is available from Feb. 11 to Feb 14.

You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Carve American Grille here.

​Dai Due, 2406 Manor Road

Dai Due is offering a vegetable and wild game Valentine's Day menu. The vegetable menu is available for $72 and includes roasted cauliflower with mint yogurt and flatbread, peanut soup with greens, sweet potato and chile-cilantro gremolata, gnocchi with hominy miso-ginger butter and a strawberry layer cake. The wild game menu is available for $82 and includes antelope 'nduja with pickled beans and sourdough, rabbit-massa dumplings, braised wild boar crepes and a strawberry layer cake.

You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Dai Due here


Salt & Time, 1912 E. 7th St.

Meat lovers can add a steak dinner for two to their Valentine's Day plans this year from Salt & Time. The butcher shop and restaurant is offering the dinner for $200 including your choice of steak, an accompanying menu, a bottle of Azimut Cava sparkling wine and a choice of cocktail. The meal kit includes instructions on how to cook the dinner along with two options for the accompanying menu: steakhouse classics or Italian lovers. Along with the steak dinner, Salt & Time is also offering a cheese board for two featuring aged gouda with orange marmalade, truckle cheddar with red wine shallots and stilton stuffed medjool dates for $18.

You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Salt & Time here.

​Word of Mouth Bakery, 917 W. 12th St.

With so many options to choose from, it's hard to narrow down which Valentine's Day option is best for you and your partner. Word of Mouth Bakery is offering two dinner options and specialty desserts for Valentines. The first dinner option is available for $90 and includes a three-course meal with an arugula salad, beef tenderloin filet, shrimp skewers, parmesan polenta, roasted asparagus and cherry tomatoes along with your choice of dessert. The second dinner option is available for $72 and includes roasted tomato and goat cheese tart, pasta primavera cappeline, broccolini, focaccia breadsticks and your choice of dessert. Dessert options include french silk pie, tiramisu cheesecake and a chocolate decadence cake. All orders must be placed by 12 p.m. on Feb. 10.

You can order your Valentine's Day dinner from Word of Mouth Bakery here.


The Carillon, 1900 University Ave.

The Carillon is offering a Valentine's Day dinner for two for $140 featuring a full course menu. The menu includes multiple breads and spreads, salad, an entree with filet mignon roast, lobster mac and cheese, smoked salmon, cream spinach, poached asparagus and truffles, chocolate covered strawberries and macarons for dessert. Orders must be placed by Feb. 9 and pick up will be available Feb. 13 and 14.

You can find more information on the Valentine's Day dinner from The Carillon here and place your order by calling 512-404-3654.

​Bar Peached, 1315 W 6th St.

Make your Valentine's Day dinner a little more comforting with an Asian inspired menu. Bar Peached is offering a three-course menu for $50 per person. The restaurant is giving the option of yucca fries, tamarind clams and steak tartare for dessert, glazed snapper, duck chow fun and cauliflower steak for an entree and cheesecake, coconut milk pudding or chocolate strawberry bingsu for dessert. Bar Peached is also offering wine pairings for $43 to go along with your Valentine's Day dinner.

You can find the full Valentine's Day dinner menu from Bar Peached here and find more information here.

South Congress Cafe, 1600 S. Congress Ave.

South Congress Cafe is offering a prix fixe menu for all the lovebirds in town. The three-course dinner for two is available for $85, featuring .veal roulade, eggplant napoleon, prosciutto wrapped asparagus or a charcuterie board for an appetizer. For entrees, the menu offers duck breast, grilled ribeye, swordfish or stuffed squash and to finish off your meal, a brandied creme brûlée or dark chocolate truffles for dessert. The prix fix menu is available on Feb. 13 and 14 from 5-9 p.m. If you're planning on dining in, reservations are encouraged but not required.

You can find the full Valentine's Day dinner menu from South Congress Cafe here and order online through Grubhub or by calling 512-447-3905 for pickup.


Austonia file photo. (Christa McWhirter/Austonia)

Police have arrested one of two suspects involved in a mass shooting at Austin's Sixth Street in the early morning hours on Saturday, leaving 14 people injured and two in critical condition.

The arrest was made by the Austin Police Department and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force. One suspect is still at large.

Police started receiving 911 phone calls at 1:24 a.m about a man that fired shots into a large crowd, and responded to a chaotic scene on the 400 block of East Sixth Street. Detectives are surveying video footage captured by bystanders and cameras on the scene to identify the suspect.

The Austin Police Department has narrowed down their search to two male suspects and believes there was "some type of disturbance" between the two parties.

No deaths have been reported. Fourteen victims are receiving treatment in a hospital in stable condition with one treated in an emergency room; two are in critical condition.

According to Interim Police Chief Joseph Chacon, "almost all" of the victims are innocent bystanders but police have not ruled anyone out at this time.

Shooting on 6th Street Austin Texas 6-12-2021 (Aftermath)

The shooting occurred on the weekend of the Republic of Texas Motorcycle Rally. With lots of people downtown, police say it was difficult to get EMS in and out of the scene. Police arrived while the scene was still an "active threat," officers "immediately began lifesaving measures" and drove six victims to the hospital in their squad cars, said Chacon, and four were transported in ambulances.

Chacon said that the incident is believed to be isolated, and they optimistic they will be successful in getting the two suspects into custody. Multiple departments, including APD, the FBI, Texas DPS and the ATF, are involved in the investigation.

Austin police are also requesting state troopers for patrol assistance in the coming days. Chacon stressed staffing issues are increasingly making responding to emergency calls "very hard."

"Overall, we remain a safe city," Chacon said. "Also keep in mind when you come downtown, you need to be safety conscious. Be vigilant of your environment and your surroundings."

Today marks the five-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting in which 49 were killed and 53 wounded in Orlando, Florida. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 911 or 512-472-TIPS.

This story was updated at 2:47 p.m. to include new information and will be updated as more details are revealed.

Austin police are investigating a homicide in North Austin where a woman was shot and killed, just hours after a mass shooting in Downtown Austin hospitalized 14 people.

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