What I Need after a Long, Hard Day is an Ice-Cold . . . Sangria!

One of the awesome things about living in Miami is that you can pretty much pretend that you are in any country you care to visit by going to a restaurant which serves up that country’s fare. One of the un-awesome things about living in Miami is that if you are a vegetarian, you’ll be hard-pressed to find more than two or three vegetarian restaurants. So, we vegetarians keep our eyes peeled for the tastiest vegetable offerings around, and one of my favs is to be found at a Spanish wine/tapas joint in the Gables called Copas y Tapas. The dish is called Aceitunas Alinadas . It’s a small offering of black olives, red and green peppers, red onions, and garlic in an olive oil, paprika–and possibly lemon–marinade. It’s so good! The vegetables are raw, crisp and super yummy.

Yesterday, my husband and I had a rough afternoon involving a compilcated quest which took us all over town. We even had a tiff! By the evening, we were pooped and famished, so we popped in to the place mentioned above to snack on the delicious vegetables. We also had a tasty cheese plate and two ice-cold sangrias. Though the sangria wasn’t the extra-fancy kind (or even the merely fancy kind!), that and the grub were exactly what we needed. All the quest-stress dropped away, the grumbly bellies were satiated, and we had a great conversation.

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