OK, this might be a stretch, but this is the first thing I thought of when I read Cate´s idea.... Pinchos or Banderillas are bite sizes of food (miniature ;)) usually held together by a toothpick. "Pincho" comes from "pinchar" which means to stab (ie with a toothpick) and Banderillas are long barbed sticks (like a toothpick) that bullfighters use to stab the bulls (sorry for the grim reference). Pinchos or Banderillas are usually served in the bars around 11:00 am to be eaten with an apéritif, and again around 6:00 pm to be eaten with a glass of wine or beer after work. Pinchos have become very sophisticated over the years, but I still favor the more traditional ones. A few of my favorites are; a pincho of hard boiled egg, mayonnaise, and a chunk of tuna, "gildas" which are pickled gindillas with tinned anchovies and olives, tortila de patata, and "ensaladilla" which is potato salad served on a small piece of bread...
By the way, Tapas are served in the south of Spain and are usually given for free with your drinks.
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