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Monday night!

Okay, here's the scoop. We'll be getting together for tapas (which I have no idea what that is) at 8 PM on Monday. The info:

Cafe Iberico (Tapas)
739 N Lasalle Dr
Chicago, IL 60610
PH: 312-573-1510

reservation will be under the name - Franklin.

Hope to see you guys there!


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Jun. 22nd, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
I have been to a Tapas here in Denver, it was fabuloso! Have fun. ;)
Jun. 22nd, 2008 01:36 am (UTC)
I do! I do! I know tappas now! I tried it in DC, when I was tere last. It's mini food! You order a dish, and it has four or five mouthfuls on it. The idea is that the table orders several different dishes, everyone takes a little, so you end up with a very eclectic custom made meal reflecting the tastes of those attending.
Jun. 22nd, 2008 03:48 am (UTC)
Tapas (IPA: [ˈtapas]) is the name for a wide variety of appetizers in Spanish cuisine. They may be cold, such as mixed olives and cheese, or warm, such as puntillitas, Andalusian battered, fried baby squid. In the United States and the United Kingdom, tapas have evolved into an entire cuisine; at Spanish restaurants, patrons may order many different small tapas, and combine them for a full meal.
Jun. 22nd, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
Spanish Dim Sum, without quite so much dough....
Jun. 22nd, 2008 04:48 am (UTC)
Have fun! *kinda jealous - anything served as snacky bits is instant love for me*
Jun. 22nd, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
you picked a fab place for tapas! It's my favorite in Chicago!
Jun. 22nd, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)
that'd be my fault:)
Jun. 22nd, 2008 07:03 pm (UTC)
Does tat mean we can expect to see you there? ;)
Jun. 22nd, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
The origin of the name "tapas" is that in Spain they used to "top" beer glasses with dry pieces of bread to keep the flies out. These over sized croutons eventually evolved into snacks that had their own toppings on them, this then further evolved into all sorts of little bite sized tidbits. The concept of tapas (as a veritable feast of appetizers) is very similar to the Greek 'mezedes' (which means 'tastes') and the Turkish "mezes".

In Greece the waiter will keep bringing dishes to the table until you tell him "Poli, poli!" to signify that you've had enough. I'm not sure if there's a Spanish custom anything like that, but in the US you usually just order what you want and if you want more, you order more.

Have a great time!
Jun. 22nd, 2008 08:23 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this!!! I was almost going to call D! I'll make sure I'll bring a cute top to wear rather than my grungy work uniform... lol....

see you then...

Jun. 23rd, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
Hi there, just dropping you a comment since I added you. :)

(I heard you talking on some of the PolyWeekly podcasts and then saw you had an LJ, and I looked at it and there were CATS and you were a TROLL and it was all too much. Trolls rule, ya'mon!)

Jun. 23rd, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Welcome aboard! FOR THE HORDE!
Jun. 23rd, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
we'll be there tonight!
Jun. 27th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
Awesome to get to meet you (finally)! :)
Jun. 27th, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
Indeed, it was. Although loud, so it wasn't the easiest place to converse...

I sent you an email, did you receive it?
Jun. 26th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
mmm tapas. How was it?
Jun. 27th, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
It was fun! And delicious! And snacky! Almost, but not quite, as good as sushi. Pity we missed you...
Jun. 28th, 2008 03:17 am (UTC)
maybe next time you are out this way. I'll see if I can convince Big Daddy. We are both shy you know.
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