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Monday, September 01, 2014

Grilled Cheese & Wine Pair Unexpectedly Well at The Pursuit

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My cheddar, dijon mustard, mixed greens, and sourdough grilled cheese proved a pleasant accompaniment to a glass of rosé. This is one of many variations you can select from the build your own grilled cheese portion of the dinner menu at The Pursuit (1421 H Street). The Pursuit is a recently opened wine bar that offers a setting both social and intimate.
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There's a long bar and a few seats off to the side downstairs, but the upstairs portion is populated entirely with tables and couches.
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In addition to an ample selection of wines, The Pursuit also has a full bar, and a cocktail menu that includes rotating specials. In the background of this photo you will notice the Moscow mule cups, and the jars of infused spirits and shrubs.
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One thing you might not expect is that The Pursuit serves brunch. I have yet to sample the shrimp and grits, but one of the owners showed me a tempting photo of the dish. Brunch is every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm.
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The flights and featured wines change daily, so even frequent customers will find something to pique their interest on any given visit.

14 Comments:

Blogger Derek said...

Its been my favorite place since they've opened.

Sep 1, 2014, 6:58:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations.

Sep 1, 2014, 8:28:00 PM

 
Blogger Alan Page said...

I regularly see a decent-sized crowd in there, but haven't stopped in yet. This and The Elroy are both great additions to the east side.

Sep 2, 2014, 4:32:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its really a great no frills bar!

Sep 2, 2014, 7:10:00 AM

 
Anonymous C said...

This has very quickly become my favorite bar on H St. Great management, great crowd, no-frills quality drinks with great variety. Can't really ask for more.

Sep 2, 2014, 10:41:00 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had no idea this place even opened. Thanks for posting.

Sep 2, 2014, 10:59:00 AM

 
Anonymous LaMaupin said...

I love The Pursuit. Even though it's a wine bar, you should definitely try their cocktails. They're inventive without being bizarre for novelty's sake. Their gin cocktails are especially well done. A great edition to H Street.

Sep 2, 2014, 2:50:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to give myself over to their *offerings*.

Sep 2, 2014, 2:52:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was there for their health pour Mondays. I seriously recommend if you like receiving half a bottle of wine for the price of one pour.

Sep 2, 2014, 5:35:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have a great charcuerie plate! Generous portions!

Sep 2, 2014, 6:38:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@252...hilarious

Sep 2, 2014, 9:04:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just had the grilled cheese over there a few nights ago. Place is really awesome, nice and chill, friendly wait staff. A great addition to H St. I'm happy we finally have a proper wine bar!

Sep 3, 2014, 6:17:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Friendly staff, great pricing and generous portions. Best new place on H street by far!

Sep 5, 2014, 4:48:00 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who the fuck goes to a restaurant and orders an overpriced grilled cheese sandwich? Dude, it's a grilled cheese. My 4 year old niece can make you one.

Sep 8, 2014, 3:44:00 PM

 

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