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30 Inexpensive, Under-the-Radar Restaurants That Won't Require a Valentine's Day Reservation

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Courtney Jacobs
The Taste, 408 N. Texas Blvd., Denton. If your date lives in Denton, grab a warm bowl of ramen at The Taste and slurp the noodles a la Lady and the Tramp.
If your sweetheart loves exploring a city through food, one of the greatest Valentine's Day gifts is a dining experience at a new-to-you restaurant. This year, skip the high-end spots — since you're probably too late to make a reservation anyway — and try something you've never had before. Hit up one of these off-the-beaten-path restaurants that won't cost a fortune and won't require a reservation made weeks in advance. From a Syrian dessert shop to a restaurant inside a Russian bathhouse, these eateries are guaranteed to create seriously sweet Valentine's Day memories.