Last Minute Valentine's Day Ideas

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Oh No!  Maybe you’re just realizing that Valentine’s Day is tomorrow!  Never fear….here are some last minute ideas that will have your mate thinking how sweet it is to be loved by you!

Woodside Tavern on the Range - $49 for a 4 course meal includes 32 oz ribeye steak, crab clusters, and a twice baked potato.  Plus music from The Chumps!  Reservations needed and can be made by calling 716-307-6772.  Located at 3319 West River Rd. Olean. 

Christie’s Boutique – from unique gifts that are as special as he/she is to home décor that is as lovely as your home.  Plus Love Pop cards!  Open today and tomorrow from 11am to 4pm.  Located at 119 N. Union St. Olean. 

Steelbound Brewery & Distillery – special Valentines menu that includes Surf and Turf, Seared Scallops with Champagne Risotto, and goat cheese stuffed chicken breast.  Reservations needed and can be made by calling 716-699-2042.  Located at 6600 Rt. 219 Ellicottville. 

The Point (in Good Times of Olean) – a Romantic Dinner for two – steak, lobster tails, shrimp cocktail, sides, desserts, and house wine.  Reservations are needed and can be made by calling 716-379-8210.  Located at 800 E State St. Olean. 

Four Mile Brewing – Valentine’s Day Taco Tuesday!  First 50 sweethearts receive a rose and complementary hand-dipped strawberry (with order).  No reservations needed.  Located at 202 E. Green St. Olean. 

Seneca-Iroquois National Museum – Valentine’s gifts plus free gift wrapping.  Located at 82 W. Hetzel St. Salamanca. 

Marino’s Pizzeria – Valentine’s give-away.  Like, comment or share their FB post and you’re entered to win a large pizza, 10 wings and 2 pieces of strawberry cheesecake – winners announced 2/14 at noon.  Located at 219 Broad St. Salamanca. 

Cupcaked in Ellicottville – Couples box full of delicious goodies, ‘Conversation’ cookies, or chocolate dipped strawberries.  Call 716-378-8850 in a hurry to get your order in!  Located at 22 Monroe St. Ellicottville. 

MJ’s Tavern – special Valentine’s Day menu with music during dinner.  Karaoke to follow!  Reservations needed and can be made by calling 716-358-2025.  Located at 10933 Mace Rd. Randolph. 

Seneca Allegany Casino – special Valentine’s Day menus at each of the restaurants.  Some menu items include Filet Wellington, 8 oz. Filet Mignon King Louie, Seared Sea Scallops, and Chocolate Raspberry Molten Lava Cake.  For menus & info:  Reservations suggested.  Located at 777 Seneca Allegany Blvd. Salamanca. 

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Top 10 site for Steelhead Fishing

Cattaraugus Creek has been listed in the top 10 sites for Steelhead Fishing (rainbow trout fishing) by 2 outdoor magazines. Steelhead Trout AKA Rainbow trout are very similar to Salmon in both taste and habits. Unlike other areas of the United States, our native Rainbow trout (Steelhead Trout) spend a majority of time in Lake Erie a freshwater lake and spawn in the Cattaraugus Creek and other tributaries.

The following is from the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation's article "Steelhead Fishing in Lake Erie Tributaries"

Lake Erie's tributary streams, both big and small, receive an annual run of migratory rainbow trout called "steelhead." From October through April, thousands of steelhead ascend New York's Lake Erie tributaries on their mission to spawn. Excellent fishing opportunities await any angler who wishes to try their hand at steelhead fishing. Between the acrobatic leaps, long drag-screaming runs and rod quaking head shakes, the fight of an early run steelhead is a truly exhilarating experience.

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