All you need is love, but a dozen roses and a romantic night on the town don’t hurt. Especially on Valentine’s Day.
This year, let Towny help you shop for + celebrate the day of love. Towny is the free online guide (and app!) with deals and rewards for supporting Northwest Arkansas’s locally-owned businesses.
Plan the perfect date night
The romantic atmosphere and beautiful view at Shogun Fayetteville make it the perfect spot for a woo-worthy date night. Gather around a hibachi grill with other cross-eyed lovers, grab a drink at the bar as you look out over the town, or enjoy a private moment at a booth as your share sushi and smiles.
Wasabi is the more casual sister of Shogun, with a “Fayetteville funky” vibe and a menu full of modern Japanese cuisine. Whether you’re looking for a day-date lunch spot or a fun evening with your partner, Wasabi will help keep your date light and memorable.
Fall in love with the deliciously fresh seafood flown in daily at Blu Fresh Fish Marketplace. Sit down for a bite at their restaurant and sushi bar OR pick up something from their fish market and show off your master chef skills at home!
It’s love at first bite. Renzo’s Pasta & Italian Steakhouse just might be the closest you can get to a candlelit dinner on a Venetian terrace, without leaving Arkansas. Their always fresh sauces and dishes will make your Valentine’s Day one for the books…or maybe passports?
There’s no better way to let your date know they’ve stolen a pizza your heart than at Marley’s Pizzeria. They make Chicago-style AND traditional hand-tossed pizzas, as well as two different sizes of gluten-free pizza. So in other words, something for everyone. Because who doesn’t love pizza?
Can’t decide between the last two places? Then sweep your sweetie over to Siloam Springs for a buona notte with your amore at Birra-Vino’s Pizzeria, an Italian restaurant specializing in pizza AND pasta. Oh, and that peanut butter chocolate lasagna on the dessert menu? It will leave you with all the heart eyes.
Spend this day of love celebrating a blissful marriage…of food and beer. If you or your boo-thang’s love language is a cold brew, then Growler USA is calling your name. This microbrew pub has a full menu of American food with a beer-centric twist, plus over 100 local and craft beers on tap!
Tired of the same old, same old? Give MELD Kitchen + Sandwich Bar a try. Their menu of unique craft sandwiches, tacos, pizzas and more are sure to please even the pickiest eater, making MELD a win in any book!
Don’t forget a gift!
Looking for a special something for that special someone? For her, for him, even for home…So Inviting Gifts has a wide selection of gifts for every occasion and person! Plus, their monogramming services help you add an extra personal touch to whatever you buy.
Offer a piece of your heart – and the local landscape – with a little flora from White River Nursery. Because a plant baby won’t interrupt your candle lit dinner with a dirty diaper or inconsolable crying. Just saying.
A little pampering goes a long way. Treat your loved one (or yourself!) to a deluxe spa pedicure or mani-pedi package from Mint Nail Lounge. (And guys, if she sent you this article to read, consider this your hint!)
Set your sweetie up for an at-home spa day with bath + body products from Bathetopia Bath Boutique. The real treat: you can customize your own scent and color to create bath salts, moisturizers or scrubs created uniquely by you, for yours.
Dress to impress
Looking for an outfit that pops? Whimsy Whoo has a wide selection of trendy women’s apparel and bold statement pieces so you can meet up with your Valentine feeling confidently fabulous!
Suite One specializes in unique + wearable clothing you can dress up or down. So whether you’re prepping for your first date or your fiftieth, the fab flirty pieces at Suite One are sure to impress.
They say accessories are the exclamation point of an outfit. If you really want your outfit to shout, polish off your new look with the perfect accessories or pair of shoes from Tatum Rose.
Just because your daughter is banned from boys until she’s at least 30 years old doesn’t mean she can’t look darling in the mean time. Check out Madison Avenue for unique kids’ clothing designed by a momma!
Victoria Grace Boutique is another option to grab your little girl an outfit as bright as her personality. The boutique offers a line of classically cute women’s clothes as well. It’s a win-win!
Looking good doesn’t have to break the bank. At Daisy Exchange, you’ll find gently-used brand names at a fraction of the price. You can shop an endless variety of styles all at one place!
But maybe you already have the perfect outfit, and it just needs a little freshening up. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Just call Ozark Cleaners! Not only do they offer fast + affordable dry cleaning and laundry services, they will pick up and deliver your clothes for FREE! Now that’s true love.
Roses are red, violets are blue, shopping local is fun, so let Towny help you! Spread the love this Valentine’s Day by exploring Northwest Arkansas’s local businesses, and feel the love when you earn perks for doing so. Check out Towny online.