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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It’s that something that sends butterflies in flight. That something that widens our eyes. That something so delicious and necessary.

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The thing we all live for and can’t live without.

It’s The Love in Rittenhouse Square.

And you’ll simply fall head over heels for their homestyle hospitality and soul-quenching seasonal American fare.

At the heart of the matter is owner Aimee Olexy, a country girl from Chester County turned city-girl restaurateur who took a chance on The Love.

And it was well worth the risk.

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“I was like, ‘What is the heart of Philadelphia and dining at a restaurant?'” Olexy said. “That’s the most important thing everyday for us all. I want people to get lost in the moment of eating and being together.”

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And it was The Love that gave Natasha Brown, Alexandria Hoff and Vittoria Woodill a chance to savor and be silly for their first Galentine’s Day.

First up, a rainbow of fresh vegetable crudite with goddess dip to share.

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And fluffy, funnel cake hush puppies with honey butter.

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Ricotta ravioli with chardonnay sauce, citrus and crushed hazelnuts.

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And finally, warm madeleines with marshmallow and chocolate sauce.

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