Tapas make the world go round

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Tapas. Small plates of Spanish goodness served for sharing. An ideal situation for anyone who likes to try multiple items on a menu without spending a fortune or overeating (well overeating is optional).

Cheese and fig jam anyone? #porfavor

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Estadio in D.C. in Logan Circle is one of my favorite tapas restaurants in the U.S. and it comes pretty close to some restaurants in Spain. I know, bold statement. But really this place is so authentic that Francisco Franco probably would’ve eaten here. And he was about as nationalistic as they come. Oh and a fascist dictator. In case you didn’t know.

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I pretty much like all things Spain. I lived and studied there and became an even bigger fan of the food, culture and people. I lived right near the Real Madrid stadium, Santiago Bernabeu, so I was definitely pleased when I saw the life size mural of Sergio Ramos on the wall in Estadio’s bathroom.

Ok back to the food. Machego. Jamon Serrano. Sangria. Patatas Bravas. All things that come to mind when thinking Spanish tapas. photo-50 photo-49

And these things were wonderful at Estadio. We also drank some Priorat wine which is one of my new favorite regions to buy wine from nowadays. So, go to Estadio and get your inner gluton on. You WILL NOT be disappointed. Salud!