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Free Tapas NYE 2016 at Mjr Tom

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Like many stories from Spain, it is nearly impossible to figure out which is the correct one because there are so many versions.

It is the story of the tapas (aka: covers). So let me entertain you with this story about the history of the tapas…

One day a man came riding into town on his donkey.

A man rides into town on his donkey

With an empty sack of wine slung tight over his shoulder, the weary man was in need for some quenching. So, he stopped at the nearest tablaos (bar) and ordered himself some more wine.

The barman stopped. He looked the man dead-straight in the eye, swatted a passing fly, then said; "Amigo, if you drink these bottle of wine, amigo, I give you these… another bottle of wine amigo…"

The amigo stopped. He chewed slowly on a piece of straw hanging out the side of his mouth, spat on the dirt floor, then drank the bottle of wine. The amigo looked back at the barman and said "Gracias for these wines señor"

Then he rode off.

And that's it. There is no more to this story because, according to another story, tapas weren't invented until hundreds of years later when a king was supposed to eat little dishes with his wine between his meals.
Main and Tapas dish sizes

Whatever the origins of the tapas, the fact is today they are little dishes of food usually eaten with wine to absorb the alcohol and hopefully persuade the drinker to buy more alcohol.

There is also usually a lot of salt in the tapas which, according to legend, is intended to make the drinker thirstier so hopefully he or she will continue to drink more alcohol.

So, if you're intending to get 'plastered' this New Year's Eve, then head on down to Mjr Tom who will be handing-out complimentary tapas from 10pm so you can buy more alcohol.

Just leave the donkey at home, there will be no free alcohol, only free tapas, and for one night only.
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Why? Free Tapas for one night only - New Years Eve
When: New Year's Eve 2016
Where: Mjr Tom
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