Ready for Romance?

By on 26 January, 2011 in Art, Food, Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

The temperatures may be cold, but here are some ways to warm up your darlin’s heart for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day, you protest — it’s three weeks away! Yes, but reservations go quickly, and this is my only blog before my “Sweetheart Show,” so let’s think now about fun and love in Midtown. Ready to get ready?

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, so Saturday and Sunday nights will also be big at Midtown restaurants. Michael’s Table at Zelda Place is a great choice. Tucked in on a back corner, the outside looks as romantic as the inside. Chef Michael Hochhalter has promised “something special.” Call for a reservation at 334-272-2500. The Olive Room has the downtown buzz. They have recently re-opened after an unfortunate fire and they promise a very romantic experience. They will be glad to see you at 121 Montgomery Street; call them at 262-2763.

There is something so cool about going downtown to eat dinner. Afterward, take a stroll along the River Front. The cold will inspire snuggling — go for it!

My fave store, Tucker Pecan Company, is definitely stepping up for those seeking a gift for a true love. David Little says they will feature a heart tin of pecans and a chocolate lover’s basket. The baskets are made to order and can vary in price according to the customer’s wishes. Does it get any better than that? Call and order your basket at 800-239-6540 or 334-262-4470. Their gift shop is a fun place with all kinds of cool stuff  (such as my new book Montgomery’s Historic Neighborhoods), so go visit them at 350 North McDonough Street.

And, coming up first on the calendar, is my “Old Alabama Town Revue” featuring a “Sweetheart Show.” The show is on Thursday night, 7:00, on February 3 at the Old Church in Old Alabama Town. My guest artist is Montgomery’s Rob Thornhill. The show also features singer Toni Wood-Meyer and instrumentalist Bruce George. Tim Henderson has a couple of really cool numbers ready, and of course, yours truly will sing a couple of original compositions. The evening will be full of love songs, sonnets, and some silliness (since you are reading this blog you get an inside tip: Kazoos will be involved!). Parking is free on the street and just walk over to the gate — it will be shining with red lights. You can download a PDF about the event here.

Get ready for romance!

Karren Pell is a writer, teacher, and performer who lives with her husband, Tim Henderson, and an assortment of cats and dogs in Capitol Heights. She is the author of three books. Her musical compositions range from commercial songs to theatrical works, with five musical adaptations to her credit.

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