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The Double Wide Grill on the South Side offers a zombie-themed Valentine's Day dinner and mixer

Even the undead gotta eat and meet

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Zombies are unfeeling, and thus don't care about Valentine's Day. But for folks who like to dress up and pretend to be zombies, the Double Wide Grill, on the South Side, is offering a special evening on Feb. 14.

"My Bloody Valentine" is a zombie-themed dinner and mixer, designed to bring existing zombie couples closer, and to help lovelorn zombies find that special undead someone. 

In addition to the regular menu, the restaurant will offer themed specials, which are still being finalized. Co-owner Steve Zumoff assures that "the food won't be bloody" and "no brains." (When asked about commercially available brains, such as from cows, Zumoff says: "We didn't see that there was going to be a big market for that.") Double Wide has vegetarian and vegan entrees, so non-flesh-eating zombies can be accommodated.

The bar will serve "bloody drinks," and zombie singletons are encouraged to meet up there. And since nothing is more appetizing than watching a body get torn apart, patrons can bring their favorite gory movies for display on the big screen. Costumes are encouraged, with a cash prize for best outfit. No dripping blood allowed, so diners should stem wounds before entering.

The zombie festivities are only at the South Side Double Wide (2339 E. Carson St.). Call 412-390-1111 to make reservations for dinner, served 5-10 p.m. The Meet-and-Eat mixer will be held in the lounge 6 p.m.-2 a.m.

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