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Midtown is a Real Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day

Midtown is a Real Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day
Courtesy of Icing on the Cupcake

A dynamic district in the heart of the city known for its ‘Midtown Love’ all year long, Midtown Sacramento is a real sweet spot for special gift ideas and lovely activations to treat that special someone. Committed to fostering a center for culture, creativity and vibrancy in Sacramento’s urban core, the Midtown Association is pleased to present a number of lovely Valentine’s Day themed activations that include the following:

  • Midtown Farmers Market – offers fresh and fun gift ideas for the someone special, such as beautiful flowers from Contreras Farms, jewelry from Emily B Miller, hot chocolate from Luchador Coffee, plants from The Rustic Garden, vegan chocolate from Delectables, macarons from Love and Macarons, and more.
  • Sweet Spot on J – a new marketing themeintroduced last fall, four dessert shops are located on one block in Midtown within easy walking distance, making it a real “Sweet Spot on J,” that include Babes Ice Cream & Donuts (2417 J Street), Ginger Elizabeth Patisserie (2413 J Street), Icing on the Cupcake (2416 J Street), and Rick’s Dessert Diner (2401 J Street).
  • Valentine’s Basket Giveaway – a special Instagram giveaway will be offered on three Midtown social media channels (@exploremidtown, @wednesdaysatwinn, and @midtownfarmersmarket ) that includes farmers market goodies from the Midtown Farmers Market and Wednesdays at Winn, gift cards to local Midtown restaurants, and a free reservation of the VIP Winn Table at the Wednesdays at Winn market. The coveted giveaway will be posted on Friday, February 12 and end on Sunday, February 14 then announced the following day.

In addition, many amazing Midtown merchants and restaurants/eateries are offering especially sweet specials just in time for Valentine’s Day, a sampling of which includes the following:

  • Babes Ice Cream & Donuts (2417 J Street – Sweet Spot on J) –some of the sweet flavors for the month of February include Strawberry Shortcake ice cream and Chocolate Strawberry donuts;
  • Burger Patch (2301 K Street) – plans to launch a new Spring menu on Valentine’s Day which includes the highly anticipated return of their vegan ‘Mac & Cheeze’;
  • The Colour Bar (2314 K Street) – offers ‘Love is in the Hair” Sale with 20 percent off $125 or more in products or services;
  • Fort Sutter Hotel & Café Bernardo (1308 28th Street) –the spectacular new boutique hotel is a great in-town getaway with rooms still available over Valentine’s weekend (with limited capacity and availability) along with Café Bernardo that is open for outdoor seating and take-out;
  • Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates (1801 L Street with the new Patisserie at 2413 J Street as part of “Sweet Spot on J”) – offers their popular 12-piece Heart Collection which includes three of each of these: Blackberry Violet Hearts, Orange Roasted Milk Hearts, Rose Caramel Hearts, and 75 percent Bittersweet Hearts, Madagascar;
  • Good Vibes Vegan Cafe (1004 24th Street) – offers a lovely lasagna Valentine’s Day Dinner for two;
  • Harlow’s (2708 J St) – offers a Valentine’s Day Champagne and Bourbon gift package that comes with a pair of engraved flutes or old fashioned glasses;
  • Hawks Provision’s & Public House (1525 Alhambra) –  special Valentine’s Dinner available February 11-14 which includes Poached Shrimp and Local Citrus Salad, Slow Roasted Short Rib Bourguignon, and Dark Chocolate Pot de Crème;
  • Icing on the Cupcake (2416 J Street – Sweet Spot on J) offers a special menu featuring delightful and fun flavors such as Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Pink Champagne, Red Hot, and Rose Petal (gluten free and vegan options are also available) plus a selection of lovely greeting cards as well;
  • OBO Italian (3145 Folsom) – offers special Valentine’s Dinner package where diners choose two of these entrees: Duck Confit Mac & Cheese, Lobster Mac & Cheese and Truffle Mushroom Mac & Cheese;  
  • Rick’s Dessert Diner (2401 J Street – Sweet Spot on J) – offers delicious desserts for that special Valentine such as chocolate covered strawberries, gluten-free lava cake, heart shaped cakes and more;
  • The Trade Coffee & Coworking (2220 K Street) – offers Valentine’s Raspberry Mocha through the month of February;  
  • Veg (2431 J Street) – a special ‘Love is in the Air’ dinner includes an outdoor candle-lit Omazake dinner for two with sparkling sake and warm lava cake;
  • The Waterboy (2000 Capitol) – offers a tempting three-course Valentine’s Day dinner, available for pick up February 12th -14th to heat and serve at home;
  • Zocalo (1801 Capitol) – offers a delicious Valentine’s Day dinner to go to spice up the night!

A more comprehensive and updated listing of Valentine’s Day specials, offerings and activations is available here. For more information about Midtown Sacramento in general, special activities, and the Midtown Association, please visit www.exploremidtown.org

Midtown is a Real Sweet Spot for Valentine’s Day via @sacramentopress

About the author

Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack

Traci Rockefeller Cusack has 25+ years of media and public relations experience.  Her work experience includes News10 (ABC) as Promotion Manager from 1989-1998 (where she developed and launched “Coats for Kids’ Sake,” a winter coat drive that lasted 20+ years plus coordinated Oprah Winfrey’s first ever visit to Sacramento) and Fleishman-Hillard as Vice President from 1998-2005 (where she led the wildly successful statewide “California Grown” program and also produced the five-minute video that played on the Jumbotron on Opening Day at Pac Bell Park). In 2007, she launched T-Rock Communications and currently handles a wide range of marketing activities for a number of top-notch organizations.

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