Many restaurants embrace Valentine’s Day as the ultimate couples’ night out, but some have developed strategies to draw solo guests to celebrate their freedom, mingle with other singles or revel in ironic self-pity. While couples are eating in the dining room at The Daily Dish in Silver Spring, Md., its bar will serve anti-Valentine's specials. Cocktail offerings include a Bitter Betty Martini, made with local vodka, dry vermouth, orange bitters and an orange peel, and ...

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