Sure, you could head out for a romantic, candlelit dinner at any of our fine local restaurants, but maybe it’s time to think outside the box (of candy) this Valentine’s Day and visit a few unique, family-owned businesses which truly capture the Bluffton “State of Mind.”
Serving breakfast and lunch, there’s something for everyone at the Squat & Gobble where Miss Thing presides over the festivities dressed in her best holiday attire. Join the likes of Tom Berenger, Tony Shalhoub and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for made-to-order favorites, including Paul the Greek’s Breakfast Special with two eggs, bacon, grits or home fries and toast or The Hangover Cure, a generous bowl of grits layered with bacon, sausage, home fries, sausage gravy, cheese, tomatoes and two eggs. For lunch, the focus shifts to crab cake sandwiches, oven-fired subs, hamburgers, Greek gyros, NY-style pizza, salads, chicken finger baskets and shrimp-n-grits.
Just down the street, “all you KNEAD is love” at Twisted European Bakery, a family business that originated from Jim’s Bakery in South Philadelphia and Veneris Bakery in Athens, Greece and recently opened in Old Town.
Throughout the month of February, Squat & Gobble is offering a buy one meal, get one half price deal. With the extra money you save, you can buy your love a souvenir T-shirt, coffee cup or koozie!
Celebrate amore with a range of baked goods, including fruit pies, cakes, cupcakes, muffins, French and Italian pastries, cookies, cinnamon buns, strudels, soft Bavarian pretzels, fresh-from-the-oven artisan breads, tomato pie, spanakopita, stuffed grape leaves and much more, made-from-scratch on the premises, all day, every day (except Monday), using the finest ingredients.
Give your sweet a treat with a Twisted Heart Cake made using vanilla or chocolate cake with shaved dark chocolate and dipped strawberries—enough to warm any heart—or pick up a party tray and take home petite dark Belgian chocolate, Bavarian cream and red raspberry pastries or savory appetizers. Remember, calories don’t count on Valentine’s Day and the more you weigh, the harder you are to kidnap!