bru·​schet·​ta | \brü-ˈshe-tə, -ˈske-\

Definition of bruschetta 

: thick slices of bread grilled, rubbed with garlic, drizzled with olive oil, often topped with tomatoes and herbs, and usually served as an appetizer

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The patio rates offer bruschetta at $9, warm crab dip at $13, hamburgers at $12 and Chicken Marsala at $18. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Post-Tribune, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs and NWI: Lighthouse Restaurant in Cedar Lake," 9 July 2018 Just around the corner is Church & State Wines, Vancouver Island’s largest winery and, from May to December, an ideal lunch stop for bruschetta, a charcuterie platter or cedar-baked brie for two. Alex Pulaski,, "Seeking a short cruise that's a bargain to boot? Check out repositioning trips, available as lines shift their ships to other ports," 20 June 2018 Enjoy crudo, bruschetta, and antipasti in the restaurant’s lounge, plus summery cocktails and a fizzy drink of the day. Kara Baskin,, "$3 empanadas in Union Square and a new roof deck opens in Salem," 21 June 2018 Sunday, May 20 Sip more than 70 varieties of rosé paired with pizza, polenta fries, bruschetta, salumi and cheese from noon to 3 p.m. for $30 at Quartino (626 N. State St., 312-698-5000). Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "Best Chicago happy hour deals: May 17-23," 17 May 2018 The creative dishes include beef tongue bruschetta, Indian butter chicken and rabbit cacciatore. Lisa Davis,, "Bismarck beckons with revitalized downtown, new breweries — and butterhorns," 14 May 2018 Inner Loop Postino Wine Cafe Popular new Heights wine bar offers signature bruschettas paired with global wines priced between $27 and $150 a bottle. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "Cocktail and wine bars aplenty in the Houston area," 10 May 2018 Cruise on over on your cruiser and quaff a pint of craft brew while nibbling on bruschetta. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "Caffe Luciano’s a welcomed addition to Garden City | Idaho Statesman," 22 Mar. 2018 Sadly, prosciutto and honey sit atop a thick smear of grainy ricotta, and the cure for an epidemic of bruschetta topped with mealy, tasteless, out-of-season tomatoes never seemed so far out of reach. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "The Sicilian Butcher: 908 ways to eat meatballs at Maggiore's new Italian restaurant. But are they good?," 10 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bruschetta

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bruschetta

Italian, from Italian dialect (Tuscany), from bruscare to toast, burn, probably from Vulgar Latin *brusicare, frequentative of *brusare, *brusiare to burn

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