Lots of restaurants open on this Valentine's Day, which is also Ash Wednesday

Jim Hanzo
February 14, 2018 - 8:33 am

Today is Valentine's Day and it also is Ash Wednesday, and the day after Mardi Gras.  

It's all just a bit overwhelming as we haven't really caught our breath from the Carnival season.  

Restaurant and food guru Tom Fitzmorris says he's looked into it and he says those restaurants have been taking reservations so they are prepared and ready to serve couples.  

"They have, yes, I've talked to a few restaurateurs and they said they're not doing bad, they don't feel freaked out about it, but for awhile they really did," Fitzmorris said.  

Fitzmorris says it would have been a lot worse had Valentine's day fallen on Fat Tuesday. 

He does expect the steak restaurants to suffer a bit being that it falls on this fast day and some in the Christian community won't be eating meat.  

"They always do at this time of year," Fitzmorris said about the Lenten season.  He said they usually add some grilled fish to the menus. 

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