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Old 05-21-2004, 04:49 PM   #1
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Thumbs up So who likes going out for tapas?

Tapa means "cover" in Spanish, and originally that's what tapas was... you'd be served your port/sherry with a little slice of ham or something on top to keep flies out of your drink. If I remember correctly, the practice originated in Andalusia.

Anyhow, that's the plan for tonight. Taking my girl out to dinner to celebrate her finishing with exams, and we're going to a tapas bar. I've been to the place before and it's yummy; and I like the idea of picking and choosing a few different dishes to pick at over a couple of hours and plenty of wine. Tapas and tap-ass, sounds like a good Friday night.

Tapas. It's the new sushi. Or something.


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Old 05-21-2004, 04:51 PM   #2
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A girl that I'm interested in invited me out for tapas and sangria the next time I'm in DC. Methinks I will enjoy them.
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Old 05-21-2004, 04:51 PM   #3
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I went once, and was unimpressed. I like to have one solid meal, not a bunch of little ones. But, that's just me. Plus, I don't like sharing my food.
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Old 05-21-2004, 04:52 PM   #4
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I went once, and was unimpressed. I like to have one solid meal, not a bunch of little ones. But, that's just me. Plus, I don't like sharing my food.
That's a classic sign of sexual repression!


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Old 05-21-2004, 04:53 PM   #5
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tapa tapa tapa
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Old 05-21-2004, 04:53 PM   #6
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i like tapas a lot. especially with sangria. for some reason a bunch of different things to eat is awesome when buzzed.
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Old 05-21-2004, 04:54 PM   #8
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Tapas are great, watch out though, alot of that type of stuff is ridden with garlic. Good thing I love garlic.
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Old 05-21-2004, 04:55 PM   #9
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i like tapas a lot. especially with sangria. for some reason a bunch of different things to eat is awesome when buzzed.
That's true. Plus, I'm not a big eater, so it's nice to not have to sit down to a Hungry-Man portion and doggy-bag half of it.

I also likes the variety, as I stated, and am restating, because repetition is the new sushi too.


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That's a classic sign of sexual repression!


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Actually, it's my only child syndrome. And, one of my pet peeves. Like, when I have a burger and fries, and someone I know just takes a fry. That just annoys the hell out of me. Or, even if they ask, it annoys me. It's my lunch, leave me alone. So, tapas, to me, just encourages that behaviour.

As for sexual repression - hardly! I'm a minx in bed!
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Tapas are great, watch out though, alot of that type of stuff is ridden with garlic. Good thing I love garlic.
<-- is Greek and can handle quantities of garlic that would fell a bull elephant.


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Old 05-21-2004, 04:56 PM   #12
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best idea ever! you can go out and order like 15 different mini-meals. for people plagued with chronic indeciciveness like the boy and I, this is perfect!
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Actually, it's my only child syndrome. And, one of my pet peeves. Like, when I have a burger and fries, and someone I know just takes a fry. That just annoys the hell out of me. Or, even if they ask, it annoys me. It's my lunch, leave me alone. So, tapas, to me, just encourages that behaviour.

As for sexual repression - hardly! I'm a minx in bed!
Yeah, I was just ****ing with ya.

EDIT: And I'm minxier than you are.

Minxes are the new foxes.


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Old 05-21-2004, 05:08 PM   #14
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Don't get the sweet bread! It's not what it sounds like! Seriously, the Fiance and I went out a couple weeks ago to a Argentinean place, and she wanted to try one of their "hot tapas" I said sure. She suggested Sweet Bread, I read the description "try our hot and spicy Argentinean specialty" Sounded good to me. Well it's not "bread" but it does have the same first 2 letters - BRAINS

I couldn't even look at the stuff.

It seems like this was common knowledge to most people, we must be sheltered.
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Old 05-21-2004, 11:09 PM   #15
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Oh yeah...they are great!

You purchase 3-4 tapas each, where each one of them is the price of a whole meal at a good restaurant.

tapas = rip off
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Old 05-22-2004, 12:08 AM   #16
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tapas are great. i love those type of restaurants... small various servings of this and that.
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Old 05-22-2004, 01:17 AM   #17
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Another theory about the origin of the tapas, is that some king made his soldiers eat a little something that was placed on top of their wine glasses before drinking that glass, you know, to keep tehm from getting to drunk because in the morning they had to go war.

When going for tapas make sure to go to a true Spanish restaurant, as in food from Spain.

Argentinians restuarants have the best meat, but they won't hesitate to serve you the whole cow.

I had tapas for lunch just today: boquerones, gambas al ajillo, jamon, chorizo, queso manchego, patatas al alioli y pulpo a la gallega. Over $40 for three people. Price? Perhaps, worth it? Absolutely.
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Old 05-22-2004, 02:58 AM   #18
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I thought sweetbreads were pancreas?

Either way, eating organs is kinda rank. I wouldn't touch a brain (to eat) with a ten foot polecat.
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tapas are YUMMY!!! There's only one good place I know of in SF though, and it's pricey!! Guess I'll stick to the taco trucks!
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:31 PM   #20
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Tapas suck ass... Went to a B-Day party at a Tapas place in downtown Chicago Fri night. Tapas are too much money for too little food.
For example:
$4.95 - Chicken Skewer (single chicken skewer at that)
$5.95 - Stuffed pepper (single stuffed poblano pepper)

I don't have any experience with Tapas places in any other city in Chicago, but each one I have been to in Chicago has been a giant ripoff....

My $.02
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:32 PM   #21
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Dim Sum > Tapas
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:33 PM   #22
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tapas is like upscale dim-sum..
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I don't get the point in them either. Plus, I hate to share food.
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Old 08-15-2005, 02:35 PM   #24
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I like tapas...perfect late night dinner, particularly since they seem to stay open longer than other restaurants. Usually have a nice winelist, as well. Good format for a party, as well...cook a lot of little things and invite a bunch of people instead of cooking a big meal and inviting 6-10 people.
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tapas is like upscale dim-sum..
and dim-sum is a fancypants way of saying "split some appetizers".

lots of the places i go to have become "tapas" . . . same food, much smaller portions, negligible price drop. but at least they can put tapas on the menus.
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