By Brandon Riggins
It's that time of year again. Cupid has taken aim and the arrows have hit their targets. All that's left is for us to show our loved ones just how much we care for them.
Valentine's card? Check.
Candy and balloons? Check.
Flowers and jewelry? Check.
Dinner reservations? ...Oops!
That last one may leave you having to get comfy on the couch later, which is "not the best way to start the year, obviously, with your loved one," according to Marco Morosini at the Silvertron Café.
Morosini advises customers to put some thought into that as well. Valentine's Day will be busy, as many couples head out on the town to enjoy a nice dinner together. But to make sure a table at your favorite place will be available, Morosini says, "Always recommend it, highly recommend it, strongly recommend it, a reservation."
Most restaurants are already taking Valentine's Day reservations and Morosini says Silvertron has taken around 150 so far. He also says planning ahead is in many ways beneficial to both the restaurant and the customers.
"The farther ahead you make the reservation, the more chances are that you can pick your own arrival time," he said.
"From the restaurant point of view, how many people to expect, how much food to prepare, how many staff to bring in," he added.
All those factors combined should make for a better dinner service by the restaurant, and a sweeter experience for the happy couple.
Many area restaurants are accepting reservations for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. So if you're planning to go out for Valentine's dinner, you may want to call ahead and secure a table at your favorite place.
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