Valentine’s Day doesn’t always have to be an overpriced restaurant special that’s basically $150 for two people to eat from a limited pre-determined menu with dishes you’re not even sure you’ll like. (Last year, I got stuck with some sort of raw meat concoction that looked liked it belonged on the set of Aliens and cost $60.) And if you dare to want some alcohol, be ready to shell out $10 a glass.
Why not have a more non-traditional V-day? The best way to do this is to keep your ears open for any unusual Austin-y activity that your sweetie might like. My husband booked us a tour at Inner Space Caverns, just because I mentioned once in passing that I had always wanted to go there, and paired that with tickets to the movie Sanctum, which I also wanted to see. Though I wouldn’t recommend Sanctum (unless you like seeing a bunch of professional cavers suck at caving and “humanely” drown their wounded instead of helping them [Isn’t drowning supposed to be the worst way to go? What’s humane about that?]), Inner Space Caverns was phenomenal. Read more at Chickstermag.com.