The food gods are smiling down on discerning diners this Valentine’s Day weekend as a pair of limited-time-only promotions of gourmet significance currently grace the menu at two national chains here in Lufkin.

While Red Lobster might not readily come to mind when I’m in the mood for red meat, their new Wagyu Bacon Cheeseburger rates as one of the best I’ve ever had. Meanwhile, McAlister’s Deli has stepped up its dessert game with a Godiva Double Chocolate Cheesecake that might just be the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert.

Brie Bradford is a pseudonym for the food critic of The Lufkin News. Her email is