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Last-Minute Sweets for Your Significant Other

Thankfully, there are a few places around town that cater to the procrastinators. In all of its commercial holiday greatness, Valentine's Day is about showcasing how much you love someone. If you haven't sprung on that trip to Jamaica, the diamond earrings, or the hot-air balloon, the most convenient plan B is, of course, food.

If you've been keeping track, Charlie has got you up-to-date on restaurants all up and down Broward and Palm Beach counties that have specials for you and your significant other. If you've decided to take my advice and make some chicken Parmesan for your sweetheart, remember that you can't forget dessert. Don't worry, I've got you covered. These three places are taking orders until Sunday.

Gran Forno

1235 E. Las Olas Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale 33301


If you haven't taken a look inside Gran Forno's bakery,

you may or may not be depriving yourself. For the upcoming lover's

holiday, browse through the cupcakes, muffins, and even the

heart-shaped sugar cookies. Or just walk by and torture yourself with

the smell. Your choice.

Multiple locations across Florida

I'm not afraid to admit that Kilwins has some of the best ice cream

I've ever had. But have you walked in there? They make all of their own

ice cream, fudge, cookies, candies and whatever other concoction they

deem necessary. I recommend taking your sweetheart inside the store to

create a basket full of goodies, because the experience of picking and

choosing is just as fun as taking it home and eating it all.

Cosi Duci Homemade Gourmet Boca Raton Bakery & Café

1580 NW Boca Raton Blvd.

Boca Raton 33432


If you missed the memo that Italians make some of the best desserts on

the planet, I'm re-sending it. Cosi Duci offers a wide selection of

Valentine's Day biscotti, tiramisu, cannoili, and even some

personalized treats. One of the best things it offers is a variety of

gluten-free desserts. Sadly, it doesn't offer a nap after consumption

of its tasty treats.