CHATHAM — From a Valentine's Day wine-tasting to a church dinner and dance, DNAinfo Chicago has rounded up Valentine's Day ideas available in Chatham. Got a better neighborhood date planned? Follow us on Twitter and tell us about your #hotdateinthehood.
For those looking for some fine wine: A&S Beverages, 308 E. 75th St., is hosting a "Valentine's Day Love Affair" from 6-9 p.m. Friday, a free-wine tasting that includes a $50 store credit raffle prize. The store, which the husband and wife owners refer to as a "liquor boutique," sells gift sets featuring Courvosier, aged Bacardi or Patron. The store also will put together a customized gift basket with a mixture of your special someone's favorite drinks. Prices vary.
For those looking to eat Southern style food: Luversia's is a hometown favorite in Chatham. The family-owned restaurant at 522 E. 79th St. serves everything from catfish, fried chicken, pork chops, turkey and smothered fried steak to greens, mashed potatoes and peach cobbler for dessert. Dinner prices range from $5.99 to $12.99. The eatery is open until 10 p.m. Friday and 11 p.m. Saturday.
For those couples looking for a spiritual environment: Carter Temple CME Church, 7841 S. Wabash Ave., is sponsoring a dinner-dance for couples beginning at 7 p.m. The event, which is open to the public, includes a sit-down dinner, dancing, relationship exercises and mingling with other couples. Attire is "after-five," or semi-formal (no jeans or gym shoes), and admission is $50 per couple.
For those looking for a good rubdown: Infinite Touch of Chicago, 231 E. 79th St., offers personalized massages, including deep-tissue rubdowns and hot oil treatments. If you get snowed inside, the massage spa will come to you. Couples massages are available for $130 an hour (at the 79th Street location only). All massages by appointment only. Call 773-842-2559 for more information.
For those looking to eat a little of this and a little of that: Josephine's Cooking, 436 E. 79th St., offers a broad menu, from soul food to a good old-fashioned burger. The family-owned eatery is a longtime favorite in the Chatham community where elected officials and local organizations meet often to discuss community issues. Dinner prices range from $6.99 to $13.99, and all major credit cards are accepted. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.