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Small plates are perhaps the ultimate drinking-and-dining experience. Not only do you get to sample a host of different dishes, but eating something with each round just seems more, well, civilized. Hell, in some cities in Spain, where tapas are a way of life, bars are obligated to serve a bite with each round. At Terrene the happy hour (5 till 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday) is limited to the restaurant's bar, but it affords the opportunity to nosh on the menu's fabulous selection of small plates, at a discount. The specials change frequently and include everything from veggie-sausage flatbread to frites, seasoned French fries served with a zesty mayo with pickles and onions. Drinkswise, Terrene offers happy-hour discounts on bottles of Bud and Schlafly, but your best bet is wine from one of the deepest cellars in town. The restaurant lists by-the-glass specials on a different red and white each day.

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