Celebrate Valentine’s Day w/ Chocolate, Beer & More!

While Valentine’s Day is a popular holiday, Katherine Anne Confections, The Bar on Buena,Heartland Café, Pizza Rustica and the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance have come up with some unique events to celebrate the month of love! With everything from a barn dance to a truffle-making party, these Valentine’s-focused events are the perfect way to escape the frigid winter and enjoy chocolate, beer, a wedding show or better yet, all of the above!

Katherine Anne Confections’ Limited-Edition Valentine’s Day Sweets Collection

Get them before they’re gone!

Delicious treats come together in this limited-edition Valentine's Day collection by Katherine Anne Confections
Delicious treats come together in this limited-edition Valentine’s Day collection by Katherine Anne Confections











Indulge in delicious creations and celebrate Valentine’s Day with an exclusive selection of artisan truffles, caramels and marshmallows made in the Katherine Anne Confections confiserie. The local chocolatier has put love, hard work and luxurious cream from Kilgus Family Farms located in central Illinois to create a silky smooth and extra rich ganache.

Spoil your Valentine (and yourself!) with this amazing collection of Katherine Anne creations specifically designed to celebrate the holiday. For a list of flavors and to purchase the gift box, click here. The cost for the delicious Valentine’s Day Sweets Collection is $65.

Katherine Anne Confections

2745 W. Armitage

Chicago, IL 60647

A Truffle-Filled Valentine’s Day at Katherine Anne Confections

Wednesday, February 12

6:30-9:00 p.m.

Katherine Anne Confections, a locally-focused chocolatier, is celebrating Valentine’s Day with a relaxed-yet-delicious truffle-making party! Join Katherine Duncan, founder and confectionista, for a special evening of chocolate-making and champagne. Focusing on everything strawberry and champagne, this event comes just in time to make delicious, love-infused treats for your Valentine. Katherine opens her kitchen and recipe book to the public as she demystifies the art of making truffles. This is the perfect opportunity to create delicious treats to share with a significant other, best friend or just keep them for yourself!

The cost is $65 per person or $120 for two! Reservations are required. For tickets & more information, click here http://www.katherine-anne.com/parties.

Katherine Anne Confections

2745 W. Armitage

Chicago, IL 60647

The Third Annual Allagasm at The Bar On Buena

Thursday, February 13

7:00 p.m.

Some say beer isn’t sexy—The BOB disagrees! The Bar on Buena and Allagash are excited to bring sexy back to beer with the third annual ALLAGASM. For all the lovers of beer out there, Valentine’s Day falls a day early this year with this great beer event. Beers start at $6.

For a list of sexy Allagash brews, visit the Facebook Event Page.

The Bar on Buena

910 W. Buena

Chicago, IL, 60613

Not Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Celebration at Pizza Rustica

Thursday, February 13

All evening

Pizza Rustica is filling the neighborhood restaurant with hearts & flowers, love & kisses, a gorgeous prix-fixe menu with beer & wine pairings & everything succulent, red & delicious on Thursday, February 13th. Why? Because it will be more intimate, more romantic and more sincere since it’s technically not Valentine’s Day! Reservations are highly recommended.

Pizza Rustica

3908 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL

Valentine, Schmalentine with Pizza Rustica

Friday, February 14

All evening

It’s Friday night. Eat out. Enjoy. Celebrate ‘Happy Single Awareness Day’ or don’t celebrate at all. At Pizza Rustica, it’s just another fab Friday. No prix-fixe meals, no pairings, just a good rustic Italian meal with Pizza Rustica, a neighborhood hot-spot.

Pizza Rustica

3908 N. Sheridan Rd.

Chicago, IL

Valentine’s Day Barn Dance at Heartland Cafe

February 14, 2014

9:00-10:30 p.m. w/ called dances and live music until 12:00 a.m.

Heartland Café, a neighborhood hot-spot dedicated to community building and honoring its Midwestern roots, is excited to host a barn dance for Valentine’s Day! Singles, couples, beginners, advanced, all ages—all are welcome to dance the night away and celebrate the holiday. This low key but high energy event is the perfect way for anyone, couples and singles alike, to enjoy Valentine’s Day. Jo Mortland will be calling and provide a basic lesson before the evening begins–so pros and beginners will have all the tools they need for a fun evening.

Guests will be dancing squares, pairs and lines with live music by Mudflapps and a live caller, Jo Mortland.

In addition, a delicious all-you-can-eat dessert table will be available to satisfy the Valentine’s Day sweet tooth. Fresh chocolate-dipped fruits, vegan chocolate cake, carrot cake and other goodies are sure to provide energy for a night of dancing fun!

$12 in advance, $15 at the door. Includes full night and all-you-can-eat dessert table.

Purchase tickets here.

Heartland Café

7000 N. Glenwood

Chicago, IL

Chicago Green Wedding Alliance Presents Committed

Sunday, February 23, 2014

12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Chicago Green Wedding Alliance is excited to host Committed, an avant-garde, green wedding event housed at the amazing eco-venue in Chicago, Greenhouse Loft. This isn’t your typical wedding show, as it will be geared towards committed couples—couples of any description—men + women, women + women, men + men. This wedding show will be dedicated to couples who are committed to each other, committed to the environment and committed to throwing the best party Chicago has ever seen.

The event consists exclusively of members of the Chicago Green Wedding Alliance, a thoughtful group of local Chicago vendors that make “being green” an important part of their business models. The Committed show will feature sustainable and organic food tastings, local beer, wine and cocktail demonstrations, wedding dress and tux models, DJs and bands, photographers, venues, invitation makers, salon nail and make-up demonstrations, sustainable and organic confections and cake samplings and much more. In addition to feeling good about the wedding decisions, guests will enjoy delicious food, sip local libations and jam out to some great tunes.

A popular feature of Committed last year is the DIY Rumpus Room. This room will feature some activities set up by vendors for attendees to dive in and get creative including a Hot Chocolate Bar, a Build Your Own Popcorn Bar, a Stationary Station, Decorating Candles and a Make Your Own Party Crackers Station

Tickets for the show are $15 for singles and $20 for couples. For more information and to buy your tickets, visit: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/547786.

For more information and for a list of vendors, visit the Official Committed Website

Greenhouse Loft

2545 W. Diversey

Chicago, IL