Six Last-Minute Ways to Save Your Valentine's Dinner

Uh-oh. It's the Thursday before Valentine's Day and you haven't said a word to your honeybunch about Valentine's Day dinner. Maybe she/he is assuming you've got stealthy super-secret plans that will be so romantic they'll squeal with delight and impale themselves onto Cupid's arrow. More likely, little snookems is getting antsy that all of the good dinners are sold out and you'll be in the doghouse again this year.

Relax. Breathe. This commercial holiday nightmare "special day" will all be over soon. If you've waited till the last minute and don't have a lot of cash to spend, no worries. We've got your dating dilemma covered with a few tips for V-Day procrastinators: 

6. Think National: Even if you're not usually a fan of national chains, they might be worth trying on Valentine's Day. Reservations aren't often required, and places like P.F. Chang's China Bistro are offering prix fixe menus that'll give you a four-course meal for two without the huge price tag. 

P.F. Chang's Valentine's Day "Chang's For Two" special includes cup of soup, shareable appetizer such as lettuce wraps or dumplings, one entree and two mini-desserts for a total of $39.95. Available at Valleywide locations.