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February isn't just for lovers at PIER 22 in downtown Bradenton, Florida.

PIER 22, the authentic waterfront dining restaurant, located in the heart of downtown Bradenton, welcomes best friends for Galentine's Day, February 13.

Galantine's Day, observed just ahead of Valentine's Day on February 13, acknowledges that friendship is a type of love worth celebrating. The made up holiday originated with Leslie Knope, a fictional character, on the hit show Parks & Recreation. It might sound funny to observe a holiday not officially recognized by the U.S. Postal Service or the Federal Reserve, but "aren't all holiday's made up," commented PIER 22 Marketing Director Tabatha Davis?

The day is set aside for ladies to celebrate their ladies. In other words, Galentine's Day is a besties holiday to honor your love for your girlfriends. Usually, the husbands and boyfriends are left at home to allow for an all girls brunch, lunch or dinner. PIER 22 is offering a special fixed menu for Galentine's Day that is open to all (women, men, and children alike). Throughout Valentine's Day Week, PIER 22 will also celebrate love in all of its glory with daily giveaways to their Facebook fans.

Exclusive to the Galentine's Day menu, guests will find a couple of savory morsels. PIER 22 teamed up with Sugar Cubed Pastry Lab to offer a sweet treat that commemorates the type of combination that you only get when best friends get together: perfectly paired chocolate truffles. For dessert, guests enjoying the Galentine's menu will unwrap a box of candies that contains a dark chocolate orange truffle & a white chocolate strawberry truffle made with Swiss Chocolate and Florida oranges and Florida strawberries.

Galentine's Day reservations are strongly encouraged. Call PIER 22 at 941-748-8087 to secure your table. Download the Galentine's menu here: Galentine's Menu.

About PIER 22
PIER 22 Restaurant, Patio & Catering is genuine Bradenton and sits directly on the beautiful Manatee River surrounded by the Twin Dolphin Marina. PIER 22 provides guests with scratch-cooked meals and authentic waterfront dining 365 days per year. From casual meals on the patio to upscale dining, PIER 22 offers a welcoming ambiance for all guests to enjoy. With rooms for every occasion, PIER 22 can accommodate your party or event with up to 300 guests.