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Pandemic Date Nights You Can’t Pass Up

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Tired of Netflix and Chill? Well, there are other options for date night–even in the midst of a national pandemic. 

Bluff City Picnics:

If you’re anything like me, you have seen pictures of dreamy, thoughtfully laid out picnics on Pinterest that are so aesthetically pleasing and romantic. Annnd, of course you want to experience that in real life right? Well, Bluff City Picnics is here to make that into a reality! You choose a location, and they bring the luxurious set up, the food, the decor—and they even take care of the clean up. All you have to do is show up and enjoy! They also offer add-ons such as floral services and drinks if you wanna get that champagne flowing.

Photo: Bluff City Picnics

Not only is a picnic an adorable idea but it’s also a great way to social distance as well. Also, they do more than just picnic dates! You can gather with your girl gang, throw a birthday party or whatever your heart desires.

Cocozza:

A new Italian restaurant has opened on South Main! From the owners of Majestic Grille, Cocozza is a “ghost ”restaurant offering take-out, curbside pickup, and patio dining only, which is very fitting for Covid-19 circumstances.Their menu is filled with Italian classics, such as the vodka rigatoni and antipasti platters.

Every item description sounds absolutely mouthwatering AND there’s a drink menu as well! Order some take out from Cocozza, get cozy on a spot on South Main or near the river, have a lady and the tramp moment with bae and enjoy!

Lace Up Those Skates and Roll Downtown

Remember spending Friday nights at the skating rink? Well, if you’re nostalgic for the good ole days, here’s an idea: get outside and show bae how you roll! Skating isn’t only trendy right now but it’s a really fun activity.

You can burn calories while hanging with your boo! You also get to show off those tricks you’ve held on too since the skating rink days.  It’s a sure way to have a good time while wisely socially distancing. Check out Where to Roller Skate (Outside) in Memphis for places to skate at!

Photo: Memphis River Parks Partnership

Get a little cheesy with Feast & Graze

Cheese please! Feast and Graze is yet another great option for you cheese lovers out there! This cheese + charcuterie focused delivery service creates aesthetically beautiful boards and grazing tables for all occasions (ahem, including date nights). A socially- distanced date night where you don’t have to think about preparing the food, we love to see it!

 

Check Out the Programming at the Malco Summer Drive-In

This Memphis classic is a great way to enjoy a movie outdoors while balling on that pandemic budget. Did you also know that Cerrito Trivia has been hosting trivia nights at the drive in too?? Grab some blankets, snacks, candy, popcorn (of course) and get cozied up with your significant other. Don’t you dare forget that mosquito spray, either!

FYI, spooky season is here, and the Time Warp Drive-In Movie Series has returned to fill your date night with thrills! 

Taste Your Way Through Town with a City Tasting Box

The City Tasting Box is a great way to experience that Memphis flavor! Featuring a collection of amazing local food artisans like Makeda’s Cookies, Chef Tam’s, Rendevous, My Cup of Tea and many more, these boxes are a wonderful way to eat and support local! 

Photo: City Tasting Box

Spend a Night Under the Stars with Glamp901

Maybe camping is your thing, but you want to keep it close to home and have that outdoor fun in a glamorous fashion… Well, Glamp 901 has arrived and is ready to help you get your camp on!

Photo: Glamp901

The event planning service does the dirty work for you so you can kick it outside in style, or even in your living room! Pick up a pizza from a local pizzeria, and let Glamp 901 handle the rest. 

Photo: @bealestbrewingco

Get boozy with ya boo thang

Stop by Memphis Made, Crosstown Brewing Company, Wiseacre, Ghost River, Meddlesome, Beale Street Brewing Co., Grind City Brews, or High Cotton (just to name a few). Mosts of these spots have pick up availability, so go grab some brews and have a ball! Check out our guide to Memphis Breweries here!

What have your quarantine date nights looked like? Let us know in the comments!

Also, as you’re making moves with that special someone, make sure to #maskupmane!

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