Date nights with no reservations in the Twin Cities

Not to freak you out, but if you haven't already scored a reservation for V-Day, you might be aced. Think outside the box for some creative date nights, this weekend or next.

Global Nosh Crawl

There are two ways to do this. One is at the Midtown Global Market, where you can hit food stalls of African, Mexican, Indian, Swedish, Italian, Korean and more before hunkering down at the new Eastlake Brewery for MN beer. The second, is shop hopping along Eat Street in Minneapolis, digging some pad-Thai at Krungthep or a banh mi at Jasmine Deli, before grabbing a bar stool in the Tiki-themed Torpedo Room at Eat Street Social.

Flicks and Bites

Turn movie night into something special. At the Cinema Grill in New Hope, there's a full-service restaurant and bar to bring you Surly beers, burgers, even punch-bowl drinks while you watch the movie. For something a little cooler, hit the Trylon Microcinema (showing How To Marry a Millionaire on VDay) which has 50 deluxe rocker seats and 35mm films, before heading up the street to Le Town Talk Diner for French drinks and snacks.

Go Old School Rollerskating

Lace them up and start practicing shooting the duck. In Burnsville you have Skateville , where admission is around $8 and rental $1. After the snowball, go to the Mediterranean Cruise Café for drinks (and live bellydancing). In St. Louis Park you have the legendary Roller Garden where you can work on your style, then go to Yum Kitchen where you can grab a cupcake, get some take-out, or just chill.

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