Everyone can send a Valentine's Day card, but those are just "words, words, words" as Hamlet would say. If what you two really want is "action, action, action," here are some local edibles to get you in the mood.
Because oysters aren't an aphrodisiac cliche or anything. Seriously though -- a man who knows his way around an oyster? One who doesn't bother with all that saltine cracker/hot sauce jazz, but authoritatively sucks the meat up in one swift motion? Hot.
I'll admit it: I am expressly thinking of Lady and the Tramp here. Envision you and your lover sucking a single strand of spaghetti pasta into a romantic, tomato sauce-covered kiss! You can do that at La Traviata, where they serve a renowned spaghetti bolognese with just a touch of bacon, giving it a salty kick. Unless, of course, your date has never seen Lady and the Tramp, in which case you probably shouldn't date this person anyway.
JuiceLand loves their durian, a fabled (albiet very, very smelly) aphrodisiac. Banned in some parts of southeast Asia, durian fruit is totally legal here, and makes its way into several sexy JuiceLand smoothies. Maybe this is why Austin always ends up on those "Best Cities for Singles" lists?
Well, wine turns me on at least. House Wine is a laid-back tasting room and mini cafe, tucked inside a cute old bungalow in 78704. Start your night here -- you know where to end it.
This only works if you both eat it. But if your date is consensual to the smelliest natural edible on earth, then split the divine Garlic Breath Special pizza here: it's covered with Alfredo sauce, roma tomatoes, basil and (as you probably guessed) lavish amounts of garlic. Think of it as a silent guarantee to one another that you shall kiss nobody else that night.
Here, chocolate is not a guilty pleasure. (Well, maybe a teensy bit.) Chocosutra aims to restore chocolate to its proper status, as a healing agent. "Hot chocolate" is a tonic elixir, "chocolate squares" are nutritional nuggets. Which isn't to say that Chocosutra's stuff tastes medicinal -- it doesn't, it's delicious -- I'm just glad I can eat chocolate now and brag about how healthy I'm being.
They (again, "they" as in "Internet") say that the image of a woman eating a banana is one of the sexiest images in the world -- I can't imagine why! But if you and your date find yourself downtown, 1886 makes a classic banana split that maintains integrity of the banana shape itself, not mashing it up in a modern, fusion-y way with bacon or something.
Some men feel more virile after putting away a bloody, rare steak, and -- so I hear -- Three Forks' filet mignon is fabulous. I'm not a steak eater myself, but I have sat in close proximity to one at Three Forks, and watched a small slab of meat reduce him from a big, powerful senator to a happy little child, clapping at each and every bite. Sexy? No...amusing, yes.