Tapas are unique in that they are not eaten at home but are found only in tascas, where they are available from before lunch to late at night. Unlike American bars, these lively, family-oriented establishments cater to a clientele that is more interested in eating than in drinking, and their arrays of edibles tempt many people to skip dinner altogether in favor of making a meal of these luscious snacks. The word tapa means “cover” or “lid”. There are two kinds of tapas: naturals, serves as is, such as olives, cheeses, oysters, ham, and sausages; and de cocina, usually cooked, which are served hot or cold. Offer tapas with wine or Sherry, or, in summer, with sangria, or some other cooling beverage.