Definition of appetizer
1 : a food or drink that stimulates the appetite and is usually served before a meal The appetizers included shrimp with cocktail sauce, vegetables and dips, cheeses, and fruits.
2 : something that stimulates a desire for more a literary appetizer hoped that the short trip would be an appetizer for longer ones
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Munch on sandwiches, salads and appetizers and imbibe new Sandbar wine blends from neighboring Telaya Wine Co., a cocktail or a brew as local musicians, singer/songwriters and bands play a mix of originals and covers, from folk to rock to jazz.
Sunday brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner 2-9 p.m. Prices: Appetizers, $7.50-$14; tacos $6.50-$10.50 each (minimum order is two); burritos, $17.50; entrees, $15-$18; fajitas, $16-$19, dessert, $7.50-$8.
If the hot spot is known for its drinks, appetizers or desserts, stick to those selections and spare the main meal for another stop on your list.
Dombrowski sent Moncada, Kopech, right-hander Victor Diaz and outfielder Luis Alexander Basabe to the White Sox for Sale, with Moncada and Kopech serving as the main dish and the other two as appetizers.
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Begin with nearly two dozen appetizers ranging from sauteed Brussels sprouts and calamari to sushi rolls, pulled pork sliders and more.
Appetizers included scallops wrapped in bacon, spring rolls, Thai chili shrimp, beef tenderloin with caramelized onions and Maryland Chesapeake crab dip.
A solid appetizer to start off your family game night.
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APPETIZER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of appetizer for English Language Learners
: a small dish of food served before the main part of a meal
APPETIZER Defined for Kids
Definition of appetizer for Students
: a food or drink served before a meal
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