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Make Your Local-Love Valentine's Dinner

Posted by Local Llano on February 17, 2017

Valentine's Day is a day to spoil the one that you love. When Valentine's Day is on a Tuesday, all of us lovebirds are forced to celebrate on the weekends around it!

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Luckily, we have some great local resources to make a GRAND and romantic local dinner for you and your sweetheart this weekend!

Making a quick trip to Lubbock (unless you already live there) is totally worth it to make it to the Farmer's Pantry to grab a heap of local ingredients to make that delicious candle-lit meal.

 

We've compiled a list of ingredients that not only sound GREAT, but are able to be picked up at the Market and sure to romance your honey into those Valentine's Day lovey eyes.

 

GET YOUR DINNER READY

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Grab a hunk of your favorite cut of beef, pork, etc. at the Farmer's Pantry to get those grill marks on to impress your darlin'.

 

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Make sure to collect an assortment of vegetables, beans, and spices to match with that protein so it has a lovely companion on that beautiful plate of yours.

The Farmer's Pantry even has lettuces that will make your salad have a BANG.

 

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Don't forget dessert! You can grab all the sweets for your sweet at the Farmers Pantry. From cookies to breads, you'll be sure to celebrate your love with perfection.

 

Don't forget the wine!

Around the Llano Estacado, there are plenty of places to get local wine with a romantic winery experience to top your weekend off!

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Llano Estacado

Founded in 1976, Llano Estacado Winery is the oldest and second largest winery in the state of Texas, offering a variety of exquisite wines (“The Wine Curmudgeon” 1).  Proving the vast potential of Texas wine, Llano Estacado was thrust into the spotlight when they received the extremely rare “Double Gold Medal” from the esteemed San Francisco Fair’s Internal Wine Competition in 1986.  Llano Estacado is a winery-friendly to the occasional drinker seeking an inexpensive, yet delicious bottle, or for the wine enthusiast willing to reach a little deeper into their pocket for a more refined bottle.  With the high-quality production and passion from their experienced executive winemaker, Greg Bruni, Llano Estacado is definitely a worthwhile visit!

 

Caprock Winery

If you’re searching for a gorgeous, local wedding or event venue with superb wines, look no further! Caprock Winery has been in Lubbock for nearly 27 years and is a pillar in our town for excellent wine, breathtaking views, and exciting entertainment.  Offering private tours, tasting room visits, and musical events paired with delicious wine and food--there is always something to do when visiting Caprock Winery!

 

McPherson Cellars Winery

Located downtown in the former Coca-Cola bottling plant, McPherson Cellars Winery is a family-run business who have been involved in Texas grape growing and wine making for over 40 years.  Offering Red, White, Rose, and even Sparkling Wines, McPherson Cellars is an exciting local spot to appreciate outstanding wines, and enjoy your friends and family!  McPherson Cellars hosts events like Patio Nights where patrons can enjoy live music, wine, cheese trays, and wood-fired pizza from Crusty’s.  If you’re an art enthusiast, stop by McPherson’s for their First Friday Art Trail, where you can peruse beautiful art, listen to live music and enjoy yummy food trucks!

 

Pheasant Ridge Winery

Planting and overseeing vineyards on the High Plains since 1973, Bobby Cox, along with his parents and wife, founded Pheasant Ridge Winery in 1978.  Serving varieties of Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, French Colombard, Ruby Cabernet, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc, Mr. Cox utilized his extensive studying of French vineyards and incorporated that inspiration into his thriving wine business here in Lubbock.  If you’re looking for a taste of France here in West Texas, Pheasant Ridge is definitely the place to go!

 

 

Whatever you choose to do to spoil your love, just make sure it's local and your Valentine's Day is sure to shine!

 

Be Lovely, Locavores

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