Happy Valen-Dines Day

By Hailey Tolleson

Staff reporter

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and there are many holiday specials to take advantage of in Albuquerque. Whether you’re taken, single, or celebrating with family, the CNM Chronicle found great deals for everyone.

Melting Pot

On February 14th, Melting Pot will be offering a romantic 5-course meal and a bottle of wine for $140. The meal starts with a caprese skewer, your choice of sparkling gruyere or green chili cheddar, and wedge salad or strawberry pecan. The options for an entrée include filet, herb crusted chicken breast, shrimp, Memphis-style BBQ pork medallions, Angus sirloin and a featured pasta. Finish the evening with dark chocolate raspberry, flaming turtle, or Crème brûlèe for desert. Melting pot also offers a 4-course lunch from 12:00pm till 3:30pm that offers the same menu with exclusion of a caprese skewer and instead of a bottle of wine, you’ll receive a champagne toast for two. To make reservations, call 505-843-6358.


A Valentine’s Day dinner will be served at Tucanos for $29.95 per person all day on February 14th and from 3:00pm to 9:00pm on February 13th and 15th. They’ll also offer a Valentine’s Day lunch for $19.95 per person from 11:00am to 3:00pm on February 13th and 15th. Celebrating as a family? No worries! Children 6 and under eat free and children 7-11 eat for $11.95. Selections will include rosemary herb salmon, roasted rib eye, grilled shrimp (dinner only). To make reservations, call 505-246-9900.

Sauce Pizza & Wine

             Whether you’re on a budget, celebrating with friends, or pizza is your one true love, enjoy the Sweetheart deal from Sauce Pizza & Wine for $22. You get to select a pizza under $11, a salad under $9 and two glasses of wine under $7 per glass. It’s offered all day on February 14th and no reservation is required.


Dinner is nice but if you are feeling a little more adventurous this Valentine’s Day, Albuquerque also has an exciting variety of events.


That’s a-moray!

Share your love of learning with that special someone at the ABQ Biopark aquarium where they’re offering adults-only guided tours.  The tour will focus on the mating patterns of aquatic animals. Admission is $30 per person and includes admission, tour, animal touchpool, an appetizer, and one drink. For $50, you get all those things plus dinner at the shark reef café. Tickets can be purchased here. 

Albucreepy is for lovers

            Nothing says romance quite like a ghost tour so join Albucreepy where paranormal investigators unveil the haunted history of downtown. Before the tour begins, guests are treated to a cookie from Rude Boy Cookies, then head to Back Alley Draft House for a pint of beer or root beer and two slices of pizza. Afterwards, the walking tour begins. The event starts at 7:00pm and guests will meet at Albuquerque Tourism and Sightseeing Factory. Tickets can be purchased for $40 here.

Duke City Pedaler: Single and Loving It!

            Don’t let couples have all the fun! Mix with other singles as you and 9 others pedal to multiple microbreweries on the Duke City Pedaler bike. Some of the participating breweries include Marble Brewery, Red Door Brewery (downtown), and several others. People will meet at Albuquerque Tourism and Sightseeing Factory by 6:00pm. Tickets will only be sold to those twenty-one and older for $23 a person. They can be purchased at here.

We hope this helped and that you have a lovely Valentine’s day!


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