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“If I Overcook My Carbonara And It Turns Into Scrambled Egg Pasta, Will My Girlfriend Still Love Me?”

Whoops. You might need some back-up gift ideas.

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Dear Infatuation: A Valentine’s Day Restaurant Advice Column

Dear Infatuation,

If I overcook my carbonara and it turns into scrambled egg pasta, will my girlfriend still love me?

Thanks,

Cautious Chef

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Dear Cautious Chef,

 We can’t speak for your girlfriend, but… it’s probably good to have a back-up plan? Maybe in the form of something you don’t have to make. 

Chinatown’s Sesame has put together a special V-day box ($50), filled with delicious coffee pour over sets, dark chocolate-covered dates, shortbread cookies, and other snacks. If she’s into wine, 1010Wine in Inglewood has one of the largest collections of Black-owned wine labels in the city, plus a three-month wine club ($75) where she’ll be sent two curated bottles a month. Or you could go to Vinovore in Silver Lake or Eagle Rock, where they sell wine, cosmic kink boxes, and flower bouquets.

 For a more practical lady, Gjusta Goods in Venice has everything from one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls made in Oaxaca, to beeswax candles, to colorful linen aprons. Oh, and Antico Nuovo, an excellent Italian restaurant that sits between Larchmont and Koreatown, sells a variety of antique goods on their website—including a $550 Puglian ceramic pitcher estimated to have been made around 1880. And what says “oops, sorry I ruined V-Day dinner” more than a $550 antique Puglian pitcher?

XOXO,The Infatuation LA ❤️

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