My husband and I don’t like to be indoors all day — even when it’s cold, even when it’s snowing. With the tree de-ornamented and post-holiday tranquility setting in, we went for a short weekend afternoon walk downtown to The Med — officially, the Mediterranean, but no one calls it that, not even the sign over the entrance. Snow was falling lightly and temperatures barely broke into the double digits, but without wind, it was pleasant.
A window table in the side dining room and a multi-item menu were perfect. Next to us was a long table of a dozen women celebrating a birthday. A few families with young children were scattered about. Singles and couples occupied some more tables and some seats at the bar. A beer for him, and glass of wine for me, and then we ate.
With Valentine’s Day (evening) tickets to Paco Peña’s “Flamenco Vivo!” as part of the CU Artists Series, Spanish tapas seemed like the prefect prelude. My husband and I headed for Boulder’s Mediterranean Restaurant, which everyone calls “The Med,” for happy hour tapas — well priced menu, atmospheric enough for February 14 and early enough so that we had no problem making the 7:30 p.m. curtain. First, some Spanish bubbly called Cava, and then a few delicious small plates from the extensive and well priced happy hour menu.
Price check: At happy hour, small-plate tapas, hot are $2.95-$4.50, plus individual margherita pizza, $5, and cold are $2.50-$5.50.
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