These Seattle Restaurants Serve Valentine’s Day Dinner To-Go (and Outdoors) –

Nothing says romance like using an arbitrary holiday as an excuse to support local restaurants that you love. Valentine’s Day is an occasion that rewards advance bookings, so thank goodness this past year has trained us all to Tock and Resy our way through meal planning. A preponderance of special takeout menus let you sidestep the typical Valentine’s tradition of chaotic, crowded dining rooms. And a very few in-person dinners (mostly on covered, heated patios) promise to make eating outdoors in February feel genuinely special. Per (the new) usual, we will update this list every few days as we hear about additional meals.

Valentine’s Dinner for Takeout

Rain Shadow Meats

What better way to process the intensity of our times than celebrating your love via a butchery? Russ Flint’s counter in Melrose Market has assembled three boxes geared toward meaty make-at-home dinners—cote de boeuf, cassoulet, or ragu with fresh noodles from the Mixtape pasta popup. Boxes come with recipe cards, some fun locally made snacks, and optional wine pairings from Marseille, Rain Shadow’s Melrose Market neighbor. Capitol Hill

Lil Red’s Takeout and Catering

Forget heart-shaped pizza. This outstanding smoked meat, soul food, and Jamaican destination will fill a heart-shaped takeout tin with two servings of breakfast scramble or shrimp and grits. Or jerk fried chicken and plantain waffles. Or fettucine, or even chicken wings. Preorders accepted up until February 14; more details here. Columbia City