by Max Brantley
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I really enjoy your food blog, but I'm blog stupid & couldn't quite figure out how to start a new message. I just wanted to pass the word along that Rumba (downtown) has a great deal on Tues nights. Their tapas menu is half price until the kitchen closes. They also have $3 frozen margaritas & $2 beers (5:00 - 7:00?). The attached menu has the full prices. It's quickly becoming my Tues night routine. I've tried just about everything on the tapas menu & have loved it all. Highlights for me have been the calamari, the drunken mussels, the scallops, the spicy beef empanadas, the coconut shrimp, and I love the jerk chicken. The mini sandwiches are pretty darn good too. Tasty chips & salsa are free. The portions are generous for appetizers. My husband & I are hardy eaters & drinkers....a recent bill for drinks and dinner was $21 (and it was really good)! On pretty days, the back doors are open to the patio. In the summer months on Sunday nights (6 p.m.), there is live music on the patio. Can't complain about the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar for Sunday brunch either. See you there! --Rummy