Feb 9

Washingtonian : 10 great places for Valentine’s Day chocolates

Artisan Confections

1025 N. Filmore St., Arlington; 2910 District Ave., Fairfax

Chocolatier Jason Andelman’s confections are hand-made in small batches with ingredients like French Valrhona chocolate and Maryland-grown mint. Look for bonbons with interesting flavors such as Cabernet or lemon-almond, made with house-made almond paste.