Train to Spain
The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain. I’ve always loved the songs from My Fair Lady. Had there not been a flooring glitch, it would be raining paella and tapas at Espana Tapas House. I hear the opening of this restaurant (in the former digs of Butch’s Steakhouse and Aladdin) may be a month from now. The menu will have Spanish staples such as hot and cold tapas, paella, flan and sangria. The wine list will include 50 Spanish labels, and the bar menu will feature a selection of $1.50 bite-size appetizers. There may also be a monthly Moroccan Night. If I only had the opening date. Hmm, perhaps soon. (800 N. Plankinton Ave., 414-988-9468)
Heart of Beer
You know you’re thinking about Valentine’s Day. Because who isn’t? And I am here to tell you about something a little off-the-beaten path to celebrate this momentous holiday. Hypothetical: You like beer. Your partner likes murder-mystery theater. How perfect that there is hybrid. Sprecher Brewery is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner to send hearts a-fluttering. The evening begins with a brewery tour, followed by the three-course themed dinner, which includes four refills of Sprecher beer and soda. The murder-mystery show commences at 6 p.m. After it’s over (at 8 p.m.), you can stick around for two hours of cash bar madness. Feb. 12 (Saturday), 5 p.m. (701 W. Glendale Ave.) Call 414-964-2739 for a reservation.
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