Happy Valentine's Day and Galentine's Day to all. The fourth best thing about this holiday — after love, romance, and the discounted candy that will go on sale tomorrow — is all the places you can get free food this Valentine's Day (or cheap food. Deals work, too). There are plenty of places partaking in this special day of love, and they want to share the joy — whether you're single or taken. Because let's be honest with each other: Everybody loves food.
Despite having the reputation as a "greeting card holiday" (lies!), Valentine's Day has a history all its own — although admittedly, there are a few versions of how this romantic holiday came to be. One legend says that it's based off of a priest named Valentine in third century Rome. Valentine continued performing marriages even when Emperor Claudius II outlawed them because single men made better soldiers. Claudius got wind of Valentine's actions and put him to death. Another story says Valentine was killed for helping Christians escape terrifying Roman prisons. Yet another claims that when he was imprisoned, Valentine fell in love with a young girl who visited him, and sent her the very first "valentine."