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Whether couples are going out just for cocktails or for dinner they can enjoy variety drinks concocted especially for Valentine's

Whether couples are going out just for cocktails or for dinner, they can enjoy a variety of drinks concocted especially for Valentine's Day. These drinks are being offered primarily from Feb. 14-16 but in some instances beyond those dates.

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Updated: March 15, 2013 12:40PM



A new Open Table survey shows how diners want/plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.

◆ 51 percent say they plan to dine out on Thursday, while 36 percent will wait for the weekend.

◆ 8 percent plan on dining out more than once.

◆ When selecting a restaurant, diners look for 1) positive reviews, 2) romantic ambience, 3) service.

◆ Romantic diners expect to spend on average $139 on this special dinner.

◆ Most, 56 percent, plan to select a traditional three-course meal, with appetizer, entree and dessert.

◆ 23 percent will choose small plates and 18 percent will just opt for an entree.

◆ Sexiest male celebrity chefs are: Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Eric Ripert and Marcus Samuelsson.

◆ Sexiest female chefs are: Amanda Cohen, Melissa Perello, Stephanie Izard and Tiffany Derry.

Source: Open Table survey



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