Valentine Treats and Eats in Bloomingdale-Riverview Patch

Are you still searching for a place to eat or that special Valentine's Day gift? Check out these local businesses.


Enjoy a romantic dinner for two. , 11228 Boyette Rd., Riverview, will offer a Valentine's Day dinner Tuesday, Feb. 14, with seating starting at 7 p.m. Reservations are required by calling 813-671-1100. The menu will include prime rib, sea scallops or chicken Wellington, breaded mozzarella or Bruschetta shrimp, strawberry feta salad or California spinach salad, scalloped potatoes and asparagus and a Valentine's strawberry sundae for $23.95 per person. Reserve your seat by 2 p.m. Feb. 13.


Show your Valentine you care with a heart-shaped doughnut. With the return of the Cupid’s Choice Donut and the new Chocolate Heart Donut at Dunkin' Donuts, it’s a delicious way to surprise your special someone.

The Cupid’s Choice Donut is a heart-shaped donut filled with Bavarian Kreme, topped with strawberry icing and a festive mix of pink, white and red heart-shaped sprinkles. The new Chocolate Heart Donut is a chocolate frosted heart-shaped donut with vanilla buttercreme filling, topped with chocolate chips.

Both donuts will be available at your local Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants through the end of February.

is located at 808 E. Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon; 7028 U.S.  301 S., Riverview; and 10320 Big Bend Rd., Riverview.


is featuring heart-shaped iced cookies with 100 percent of the proceeds benefitting the St. Joseph's Children's Heart Center. You can find the cookies through Feb. 14 at Panera Bread at 3482 Lithia-Pinecrest Rd., Valrico, and 10631 Big Bend Rd., Riverview.


Make your reservations now for a romantic dinner at , 16132 Churchview Dr., Lithia. The dinner will feature scrumptious chef's specials and Derrick Williams will be on hand from 6 to 9 p.m. to serenade your sweetheart with live rhythm and blues. Call 813-689-4560 for reservations.


Show your Valentine that you care about them by giving them the ultimate gift--the gift of health. Buy a fruit bouquet from located next to Publix at 3345 Lithia-Pinecrest Rd., and receive, at no additional cost, a 20-ounce regular protein shake from JJ Smoothy Cafe, 3240 Lithia-Pinecrest Rd., #103, Valrico, along with a protein bar and a fitness session with personal trainer, Megan Hulling, of .

To order, call Edible Arrangements 813-571-7200.


Downtown Divas, in the Winthrop Town Centre off Bloomingdale Avenue, between Watson and Providence roads, is hosting a “Sweetheart Party” on Feb. 12, from 6-9 p.m. “Bring your sweetheart, best friend or anyone else close to your heart,” owner Camille Schwabe said in her event announcement. “Shop while enjoying sweets, with special discounts featured this night only.” As an added treat, there will be a Trunk Show by Star’s Jewelry with makeup by Mary Kay.


The Theatre Alliance and Dance Arts, 16711 FishHawk Blvd., Lithia, will host a Valentine's Parent's Night Out Saturday, Feb. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Parents can take some time for themselves while children age 4 to 12 enjoy a dance party, movie and pizza at TADA. The cost is $10 per child. Checks should be made payable to the American Cancer Society. Reservations are required. Call 813-571-0901. All children must be fully potty trained.


For fresh-dipped chocolate-covered strawberries for your loved one, visit , 1048 Bloomingdale Ave,, Valrico, in Plaza Bella. Leena is also offering a variety of chocolate hearts, kisses and even chocolate-drizzled popcorn for your Valentine. Or drop by at 6028 Winthrop Town Centre Ave., Riverview, for a taste of chocolate from around the world.


What better gift from the heart than a heart-shaped pendant, charm or bracelet from Brighton? 1032 Bloomingdale Ave., in Plaza Bella, has a wide selection of items bearing Brighton's signature heart. Now through Feb. 12, when you purchase $100 worth of Brighton, you'll receive a Brighton B Mine tote for free.


Whether you're looking for something romantic or funny, 863 E Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon, has the card for you. The store also offers Russell Stovers chocolates, Vera Bradley purses and accessories, DaVinci and Forever in My Heart custom jewelry and plush animals for your Valentine.


Mike Roberts has exchanged Christmas trees and fireworks for Valentine's roses at his tent in front of Winthrop Town Centre in Riverview. Choose from sweetheart roses to lustrous Valentine's red blossoms.


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