Today, USA Today published a list of "Nine amazing American chocolate bars and cafes, bars and lounges" and the Historic Third Ward’s Red Elephant Chocolate was included.
This got me thinking about local places to get the love in OR of your life some chocolate, so here are five to hit up this Valentine's Day.
Red Elephant Café has you covered with seasonal sparkling red velvet cake, cinnamon kiss, strawberry colada and maraschino cherry truffles for the perfect box of love. While there, make sure to try the chocolate coffee for an extra delicious treat.
I already wrote about the wine and chocolate tasting at Indulgence Chocolatiers here. What better way to show the love than with these two things? Don’t worry guys, if you aren’t a wino like me, they have beer paired up with chocolate, too. While you are there, please grab a bar of the dark chocolate sea salt for me.
From Milwaukee With Love, which specializes in curated boxes of Milwaukee goodies, has a great option for the chocolate lover in your life. The Chocolate Lovers box includes three handmade chocolate bars from local shops such as Indulgence Chocolatiers, Tabal and Omanhene. Yum. Is your love out of town? Don’t fret, From Milwaukee With Love will ship it to them anywhere in the continental U.S. for free till Feb. 9.
I’m all about the "experience" gift and a cocktail at Bryant’s is one of them. They were just crowned with the title of "best craft cocktails" in Milwaukee yet again, and with good reason. Plus a place where Dino, Frank and Sammy are always on and the lighting is perfectly dim is always a plus for Valentine’s Day. Where is chocolate in all this, you ask? Just ask your skilled mixologist at Bryant’s for that flavor and they will craft you an amazing, delightful chocotail.
Lastly, and definitely NOT least, go share the Irish Car Bomb Cake at La Merenda. Or have your own, whatever, I won’t judge. But, if you don’t, go have this dessert, you are missing out on one of the best in Milwaukee. It is named after a drink made with Guinness, Jameson and Baileys, and your cake is SOAKED in it. Soaked. That really should be all you need to know about this dessert. Go and have it. Now. Oh, and I didn’t name the cake, OK? But it is indeed the bomb.
No Talkbacks for this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Carolynn Buser
Published Dec. 15, 2014
Wondering where to get a growler of your favorite brew to bring home for the holidays? Here are a few options.
Published Dec. 5, 2014
A new #itsAaron.com video shines light on Tony Gonzalez and what he's doing for Milwaukee's youth. You should hear his story, too.
Published Dec. 1, 2014
If you are looking for a unique gift idea this holiday idea Kickstarter could just be the answer. But -- what are the risks? Plus, here are six ideas to back this holiday season.
Published Nov. 24, 2014
A recent article from The Culture Trip gave a list of "10 Best Bars in Milwaukee: Hip Hangouts & Top Cocktails" -- which got me thinking about which I would add.
Published Nov. 11, 2014
Starting today at 4:30 p.m. you can enjoy more than just your typical caffeine jolt from Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co.
Published Nov. 10, 2014
Vietnamese restaurant XANKIA will open later this year, giving Downtown Milwaukee a new option in dining.
Published Nov. 7, 2014
The Green Bay Packers take on the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field this Sunday. Prime time. Sunday night football. These games always make me nervous. This video made me feel better.
Published Oct. 29, 2014
World of Beer on Brady St. opened in 2012 and was a weekend staple for many on the East Side of Milwaukee.
Published Oct. 27, 2014
Thrillist -- a website that focuses on food, drink, travel and being merry in general -- recently posted a list of nine of the best reasons to visit Wisconsin. We want to hear your addition for No. 10.
Published Oct. 22, 2014
Maybe you made it to the Milwaukee premiere of locally filmed and produced movie "The Surface" at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Whether or not you did, you should enter to win this great date night for the film's opening at Marcus Theaters North Shore!