Valentine's Day dinner at In-N-Out followed by a movie is a long-standing tradition for me and Justin. Our annual fuss-free outing began early in our relationship to ease the pressure that comes with the holiday and to spare ourselves from overpriced prix-fixe menus (we met in college, after all) and over-crowded restaurants (see Serious Eats' take on why you shouldn't dine out on Valentine's Day here).
Seven years later, February 14th will always mean Animal Style cheeseburgers and celebrating our relationship in a low-key, quirky way that feels uniquely "us." This year, we're seeing Fifty Shades of Grey... but only because Justin vetoed my top choice of Fight Club at LACMA. Either way, nothing could top last year's screening of Titanic at the Los Angeles Theater, a restored movie palace in downtown LA, complete with themed cocktails, a stringed quartet, and an awesome photo booth set-up.
Whether you're coupled up or celebrating special friends and family, I wish you a happy Valentine's Day full of love, laughs and delicious eats.