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Cute and Cheesey Heart-Shaped Foods for V-Day Dining

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Valentine's Day means different things to different people, but its universal symbol is the heart. Sometimes pierced with cupid's arrow, sometimes shattered like an old mirror, sometimes grilled on a skewer, a heart can be a tasty thing, too. Here now, a map of heart-shaped foods especially for this Valentine's Day 2013.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Sycamore Kitchen

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143 S. La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-0151

Karen Hatfield is making heart-shaped cookies at Sycamore Kitchen this Thursday only. Pick from Chocolate Mint, German Chocolate, Jasmine Shortbread, and Chipotle Chocolate, $1.75-$2.75. First come, first served.

2. The Cheese Store Of Beverly Hills

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419 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 278-2855

For those who prefer cheese to cake, The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills is offering three types of heart-shaped cheeses this week. Pick from a Camembert from Normandy or one of two fresh goat's milk cheeses from California, one with spicy red pepper and the other with floral pink peppercorns. $20 each. Wine and champagne suggestions available.

3. Compartes Chocolatier

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912 S Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 826-3380
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Compartes is doing more than bonbons and truffles this year for Valentine's Day. Pick up one of these 6"x6" dark chocolate hearts, hand-studded with organic fruits, nuts, and spices. $24.99 each.

4. Ray's & Stark Bar

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5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 857-6180

Chef Kris Morningstar is getting romantic with pasta dough, coloring it with beet juice, filling heart-shaped pieces with creamy ricotta and topping the whole thing with blood orange-browned butter, and Sicilian almonds. As part of a three-course tasting for $65.

5. Auntie Em's Kitchen

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4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
(323) 255-0800
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Want something tastier than a conversation heart? Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock is selling vibrantly iced sugar cookies complete with cheeky love notes. $2.50 each.

6. M Café de Chaya

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7119 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0588
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Macrobiotic mecca M Café de Chaya is offering a fine selection of heart-shaped sweets now until February 15. Among them is this apricot-laced Sacher torte.

7. Apollonia's Pizzeria

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5176 Wilshire blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 937-2823
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Some people prefer pizza to chocolate, and for those people, there is Apollonia's heart-shaped pizza. The 18" pie is $25 plus tax. Delivery and vegan options available.

8. Semi Sweet Bakery

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105 E 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014
(213) 228-9975
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Up the red velvet ante with Semi-Sweet's red velvet cake donuts. Because everything is better in donut form.

9. zinc@shade

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1221 N. Valley Dr.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4778
(310) 546-4995

zinc@shade in Manhattan Beach is offering a menu full of heart-shaped dishes in addition to the hotel's overnight and weekend packages. Included in the $75 four-course menu are heart-shaped cornbread muffins, a heart-shaped hearts of palm salad and heart-shaped passion fruit panna cotta, with bing cherry compote, pomegranate whipped cream.

10. Kokekokko

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203 S Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 687-0690
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For the meat-loving Valentine, how about a row of chicken hearts, grilled, sauced and pierced with a cupid-like skewer? Only at Kokekokko in Little Tokyo.

11. Short Cake

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6333 W 3rd St Stall 316
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 761-7976
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In addition to the chocolate heart cake with chocolate mousse and raspberry lavender preserves ($15), Short Cake is offering smaller Valentine's like bags of TCHO heart-shaped brownie bites ($3.75) and Linzer hearts with SQIRL raspberry lavender preserves ($3 per pair).

12. Bottega Louie

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700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 802-1470
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Bottega Louie's pastry chefs are offering a Heart Flocage this week, from Wednesday through the weekend. Flocage is actually the technique that achieves the matte, speckled appearance on the exterior of their heart-shaped yogurt mousse. The top is glazed with raspberry gelee and garnished with a rose petal. ($11, serves 1-2.)

1. The Sycamore Kitchen

143 S. La Brea, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Karen Hatfield is making heart-shaped cookies at Sycamore Kitchen this Thursday only. Pick from Chocolate Mint, German Chocolate, Jasmine Shortbread, and Chipotle Chocolate, $1.75-$2.75. First come, first served.

143 S. La Brea
Los Angeles, CA 90036

2. The Cheese Store Of Beverly Hills

419 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

For those who prefer cheese to cake, The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills is offering three types of heart-shaped cheeses this week. Pick from a Camembert from Normandy or one of two fresh goat's milk cheeses from California, one with spicy red pepper and the other with floral pink peppercorns. $20 each. Wine and champagne suggestions available.

419 N Beverly Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

3. Compartes Chocolatier

912 S Barrington Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049

Compartes is doing more than bonbons and truffles this year for Valentine's Day. Pick up one of these 6"x6" dark chocolate hearts, hand-studded with organic fruits, nuts, and spices. $24.99 each.

912 S Barrington Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

4. Ray's & Stark Bar

5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Chef Kris Morningstar is getting romantic with pasta dough, coloring it with beet juice, filling heart-shaped pieces with creamy ricotta and topping the whole thing with blood orange-browned butter, and Sicilian almonds. As part of a three-course tasting for $65.

5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036

5. Auntie Em's Kitchen

4616 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock, CA 90041

Want something tastier than a conversation heart? Auntie Em's in Eagle Rock is selling vibrantly iced sugar cookies complete with cheeky love notes. $2.50 each.

4616 Eagle Rock Blvd.
Eagle Rock, CA 90041

6. M Café de Chaya

7119 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Macrobiotic mecca M Café de Chaya is offering a fine selection of heart-shaped sweets now until February 15. Among them is this apricot-laced Sacher torte.

7119 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

7. Apollonia's Pizzeria

5176 Wilshire blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Some people prefer pizza to chocolate, and for those people, there is Apollonia's heart-shaped pizza. The 18" pie is $25 plus tax. Delivery and vegan options available.

5176 Wilshire blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. Semi Sweet Bakery

105 E 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90014

Up the red velvet ante with Semi-Sweet's red velvet cake donuts. Because everything is better in donut form.

105 E 6th St.
Los Angeles, CA 90014

9. zinc@shade

1221 N. Valley Dr., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4778

zinc@shade in Manhattan Beach is offering a menu full of heart-shaped dishes in addition to the hotel's overnight and weekend packages. Included in the $75 four-course menu are heart-shaped cornbread muffins, a heart-shaped hearts of palm salad and heart-shaped passion fruit panna cotta, with bing cherry compote, pomegranate whipped cream.

1221 N. Valley Dr.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-4778

10. Kokekokko

203 S Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012

For the meat-loving Valentine, how about a row of chicken hearts, grilled, sauced and pierced with a cupid-like skewer? Only at Kokekokko in Little Tokyo.

203 S Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

11. Short Cake

6333 W 3rd St Stall 316, Los Angeles, CA 90048

In addition to the chocolate heart cake with chocolate mousse and raspberry lavender preserves ($15), Short Cake is offering smaller Valentine's like bags of TCHO heart-shaped brownie bites ($3.75) and Linzer hearts with SQIRL raspberry lavender preserves ($3 per pair).

6333 W 3rd St Stall 316
Los Angeles, CA 90048

12. Bottega Louie

700 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90017

Bottega Louie's pastry chefs are offering a Heart Flocage this week, from Wednesday through the weekend. Flocage is actually the technique that achieves the matte, speckled appearance on the exterior of their heart-shaped yogurt mousse. The top is glazed with raspberry gelee and garnished with a rose petal. ($11, serves 1-2.)

700 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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