Osprey offers private “snow globe” seating to compliment its  riverfront view.

There are a lot of ways to say, “I love you.” There are a lot of gifts to give and paper Valentines to write, but there is no love language truer than that of food.

Here is a list of restaurants with COVID-19 accommodations here to help you say those three little words while saying nothing at all:

Luna, 5620 S. Perry St.

Luna is a crowd favorite in Spokane. Located on the South Hill in a converted house, it is likely one of the most cozy and romantic spots you’ll ever stumble upon. Luna is a short walk away from The Bluffs, a beautiful lookout point. This is one of the more expensive options but for anyone looking to splurge and make sure it’s a memorable night, this is the place to be.

Luna is offering reservations in its heated “snow globes” outdoors for anyone over 21. Private, romantic and, most importantly, COVID-19 safe, you can’t go wrong. If you already have a romantic atmosphere at home and all you’re missing is the food, Luna is offering several Valentine’s Day takeout specials including a dessert platter and a takeout package for two. 

One Tree Cider House, 111 S. Madison St. 

Not only do they boast a large selection of ciders for any couple over 21, but it also has a variety of unique, house-made pizzas and appetizers. To set it apart even more, One Tree is offering a Valentine’s Day charcuterie board for two with meats, cheeses, veggies, nuts and jam. There’s nothing more romantic for under $50 out there. 

The Melting Pot, 707 W. Main Ave.

Here is your opportunity to utilize that coupon book. In every Student Media coupon book there is a buy-one-get-one-free four course meal option for The Melting Pot. The value of a free four-course fondue meal is immeasurable, not to mention romantic. You don’t even need to tell your date their meal was free. While it is doing in-house seating, The Melting Pot is only giving out a few reservations to remain safe. Reservations can be easily made online with the option for additional romance to be added to your table.

Osprey, 700 N. Division St.

Only a five-minute walk from campus, Osprey offers riverfront views in the privacy of your own “snow globe,” similar to the restaurant, Luna. For Valentine’s Day, each igloo reservation between Feb. 12-14 will receive a complimentary bottle of wine (if over 21), heated seating and a four-course dinner. If you’ve ever admired this restaurant on your daily COVID-19 walk along the Centennial Trail, now is your chance to give it a try. 

Crumbl Cookies, 3524 N. Government Way  Coeur d’Alene

Yes, this cookie shop is all the way in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Yes, this cookie shop is technically closed on Sunday’s which happens to be Valentine’s Day. No, I do not think that should stop you from making this your Valentine’s dessert.

These cookies are well-known nationwide and a Saturday romantic road trip to get a dozen delicious cookies could be the perfectly unconventional type of Valentine’s Day you and your significant other are looking for. Eat six on the way home and save six for the next night, it’s a win-win. While you’re there, keep an eye out for the Valentine’s special, a warm cake batter cookie topped with cake batter cream cheese frosting and heart-shaped sprinkles.

Thea Skokan is a news editor.

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