Forgot to make reservations? Don’t have a date? Don’t want a date? Disgusted by the idea of V-Day as a couples only holiday? Forget all that. Whether your inclination is to be romantic or not this Monday the 14th of February, the Calapooia is the place for you. No reservations will be taken. You will be seated where there is space, likely next to someone you are, or will become, acquainted with and we will treat you like the treasure that you are. We will have a full staff waiting on you at your table and bringing your drinks and food to you without your having to even get up to ask for a taste of the chili beer.  Beginning at 6pm you will be able to order your choice of Oregon Natural Meats prime rib with a root vegetable au-gratin or poached, wild Coho salmon served on a bed of whole romaine leaves in a house-made caesar dressing festooned with shaved Romano cheese and garlic-buttery croutons. The dinner begins with a cup of crab bisque, followed by a salad of roasted golden beets with gorgonzola and candied pecans drizzled with a balsamic vinaigrette. After that you’re onto the entree. Then, for dessert, Laura “The Prez” Bryngelson is making flourless chocolate torte drizzled with a reduction of our Undertow Imperial Stout. We will suggest some beer and wine pairings for each course, or choose your own.

The prices are $20 for the Brew Beef Prime Rib and $17 for the Coho Salmon.

The regular menu will be offered throughout the evening as well, complete with the same full service.

At 7pm, we welcome for the first time, musical duo HYMN FOR HER, all the way from Pennsylvania. The essence of American romance, two people a baby and a dog, on the road, pulling an Airstream trailer. Check this out and then go to their website for more music, www.hymnforher.com