Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day is in two days. The Husband and I decided to just go out to dinner this year... No gifts. (Though, he is gifting me with a trip to Tuscany in June. But that's V-Day, B-day and Anniversary all rolled into one.)

For dinner this year, we have decided to go to a place we have only been once before and loved - Pigalle. (Probably the best meal I have had in Boston ever.)

However, we are not going on Valentine's Day. No, no, no.... For people who actually like savoring their food (a "foodie," as my co-worker said), you know the cardinal rule of not going out to a super nice restaurant on Valentine's Day in Boston.

Why? Well, because you will get ripped off.

Prices can be way out of control at local places. And, they make you order off a prix fixed menu.... Which just ain't cool.

If you're going to spend an ass-load on a meal at a high-end restaurant, you should be able to order whatever you damn well please on the menu. Plus, many restaurants will make you put a credit card down for the reservation on a holiday like Valentine's.

So my suggestion? Wait till Friday or Saturday night this week to go out. The meal will be better... And the reservation will be a little easier to get.

I can't wait to hit Pigalle again. I hope it is as good as it was last time.