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Bloody Valentine: Local Food Events That Celebrate Your Singlehood

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There's no reason being single should mean that you're stuck at home alone slogging back bon bons and crying into a glass of bourbon. Strap on your finest and head out to one of these events, serve yourself, and be glad you don't have to deal with the kvetching of a significant other.

Free Beer at Bludso's Bar & 'Que: Since most people (present company excluded) don't tend to think of barbecue as a romantic meal, Bludso's decided to use it as an excuse to encourage friends and single people to come in, drink beer, and eat Texas-style smoked meat. The restaurant usually doesn't take reservations for parties of less than 8, but on Valentine's Day, they'll be taking parties as little as one. Added bonus: if you book a table for 4 or more people, you get a free pitcher of beer. Cheers to burnt ends and broken hearts! Bludso's is located at 609 N. La Brea, between Melrose and Clinton.

Singles Speed Dating with Sidecar at Spare Room: Sidecar, a shared driving service in L.A., is bringing new meaning to the term "speed dating." This Valentine's Day, they've stocked their fleet with 30 hot, single dudes to shuffle ladies around town. By using the SCSINGLESDRINKUP code, you'll get a $15 credit to use on their first ride to the Spare Room, where there are discounted Valentine's Day drinks for singles. You can download the app here on Google, and here on iTunes.

Sausage Making at Lindy & Grundy: Just because you don't have a man doesn't mean you can't have some sausage this V-Day. Amelia Posada and Erika Nakamura of the sustainable butcher shop at 801 North Fairfax are teaching a "Sausage Making for Lovers" class this Thursday evening from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., where attendees will learn how to make homemade links from scratch. The class comes complete with sips of Domaine Champagne and chocolates, so you can nibble while you work. And on actual Valentine's Day, you'll have something to nosh on alongside those bon bons and bourbon. You can find out more info for the class, which runs $120, here.