3 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day
Sabrina Martin-Baytown Tourism Visitor Outreach Specialist
Sushi and Sabor
Take your special person for a date downtown in Baytown’s ever growing Downtown Arts District. Your first stop should be Wazabi Sushi Bar for some of the very best Asian fusion food. Start your meal off right with spicy tuna nachos or the out of this world kimchee fries. Be adventurous or stick with what you know for the main course with menu items featuring both cooked and raw sushi, tacos, and a variety of different bowls. Once you’ve finished dinner, head next door to Sabor of Mexico for dessert. The vintage ice cream counter houses an endless variety of homemade ice cream and popsicles. After dessert, take a stroll through downtown to see all of the new public art and beautification efforts in the area.
Picnic at Yepez Vineyard
Pack up your bae’s favorite foods and snacks, and head to Yepez Vineyard for a romantic picnic at this adobe style winery. You can set up your picnic at a table under the vine covered pavillion overlooking rows of grapes. Or bring a comfy blanket and find a spot around the property, maybe near the fountain or the outdoor fireplace, to set up your picnic. Grab a couple of glasses of wine or a full bottle from the tasting room, and enjoy yourself and the view! Hours are 12:00-5:00 Friday and Saturday, and 2:00-6:00 on Sundays. Find more information at www.yepezvineyard.com.
Queso & Margs
It’s no lie that we have some of the best Tex-Mex around. Spice up the typical margs & queso date night this Valentine’s Day with the all new Lobster Dinner from El Toro’s. Served with the traditional beef and chicken fajitas, the lobster tail is a delicious spin on traditional Mexican food. Indulge with your special someone to a few other extras like a Valentino Margarita, a patron margarita made with white sangria, and a slice of New York Styled Cheesecake with berries to make this Valentine’s Day extra special. There are multiple locations around Baytown, check out www.eltorotexmex.com for more information.
Barb Wooster, Baytonian
Anna Yowell, Tourism Coordinator
Sheree Cardwell, Tourism Marketing Specialist
Grey Scott, City of Baytown Human Resources Manager
John Britt, Historian & College Professor