Five places to show your loved one you care

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Moriches and Manorville


Feb. 14 is fast approaching and for those of us that aren’t good with dates or anniversaries, it’s a big one: Valentine’s Day. The day of love, hearts and chocolate is just around the corner, and that means you need plans, sweet plans for the day or weekend in order to show your love and appreciation.

Don’t know where to go? Don’t sweat it. We’ve come up with a list of five things to do in our area this Valentine’s Day. There’s something here for everyone, from those that want to spend a romantic night in, to those that want to celebrate with friends, to those who want something sweet, to those that want to show their love with a beautifully wrapped gift.

Have dessert at The Rainbow Rolls in Center Moriches

333 Main Street, Center Moriches

The Rainbow Rolls is a truly unique experience, serving up colorful rolled ice cream in cups or tacos that overflow with free extra toppings like cake bites, Reese’s Pieces and sprinkles. If your significant other doesn’t know about this Main Street institution, take them and show them how they should order: by asking for either a taco or cup. Sit down and enjoy the family-friendly vibe while at the same time enjoying a truly unique experience that people travel near and far for.

Spend the night in with a bottle of wine from The Tipsy Duck in Eastport

509 Montauk Highway, Eastport

Enjoy an assortment of wine and spirits that run the gamut from locals to selections from far away. The cute, stylish store perfectly displays each bottle proudly. Pick one out that you know your significant other will like and then pop the cork and pull out the decanter for a comfortable night in. If you’re not sure what you want, ask for some options based on what you know your love likes.

Pop across the street for a gift from Eastport General Store

510B Montauk Highway, Eastport

The store sells everything from locally made jewelry to chocolates to chic gardening supplies to refrigerated drinks. You can even pick up a flask or shot glass to go with your spirits from The Tipsy Duck.  Also available are a selection of artisanal soaps and environmentally friendly cleaning products. Surprise your loved one with a thoughtful gift and then have it specially wrapped.

Take ‘em for a pint at Moriches Field Brewing Co.

1 Wilcox Avenue, Center Moriches

Visit the tasting room for a fun and social date night. There are always different beers on tap, so try a new one and enjoy, or stick to an old, familiar favorite. Maybe make it a group night and gather your friends together for a fun night out on the town. This is an excellent idea for those that want to spend the Hallmark holiday with your special sweetheart and other loved ones as well.

Enjoy some Italian-style ‘amore’ at Pennachio’s in Manorville

460 County Road 111, Suit 2, Manorville

That’s amore! When love is in the air, there’s no better place to be than a restaurant serving up Italian favorites like gnocchi, eggplant parmesan, penne alla vodka and refreshing salad topped with gorgonzola cheese. This Manorville staple is a great place for those that want to spend Valentine’s Day enjoying a romantic dinner with their love. But also, for a night in, pizza is a great option, too. Maybe pair your pizza with a wine from The Tipsy Duck?


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