A few weeks ago I wondered into The Pursuit, at the edge of the quickly gentrifying H Street corridor, just as they were about to close. I had a (great) flight and made a mental note to return for brunch.
This weekend a few girlfriends and I went, the first to have a seat when doors opened at 11.
I wanted a mimosa, but something different, and The Pursuit delivered. Their pomosas – bubbly mixed with a pomegranate concoction made in-house – was great…and bottomless. It was light, not too sweet like mimosas can be sometimes and a perfect companion to my build-your-own breakfast sandwich – scrambled eggs, sausage, and pepper jack cheese on a croissant.
National Burger Day, a day made just for me.
I couldn’t decide if I’d make a burger at home, grab a burger from Smashburger (my fave) or get fancy with it at a restaurant.
After much research, we ended up at Central in Downtown DC, a favorite of ours. I celebrated the day with their only burger, medium-well, topped with bacon and a spicy mustard. It was simple, and delicious.
Sunday dinner. Drunken noodles from T.H.A.I in Shirlington with Cocobon, my fave. Oh, and JQ’s Hulk-ish wine glasses.
Am I the only one who occasionally has wine and cheese for dinner?
Rock View Reserve 2012 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with iStara P’tit Basque, an awesome sheep’s milk cheese, my favorite.
In maintaining it’s spot as one of my favorite Virginia wineries, Paradise Springs offered a Junk Food & Wine pairing. Just in time for the Halloween haul the kids in our lives will bring home, this tasting wasn’t only delicious and a good time, but it also set me up for some good RealLifeWinePairings at home.
The Sommet Blanc and Slim Jim. Sommet Blanc is a blend of 77% Vidal Blanc, 11% Traminette and 12% Chardonnay. It’s crisp, clean, refreshing and a tad sweet. It went well with the slight spice from the Slim Jim.
The Swagger, a port-style offering, went well with all of the chocolate. I’m usually not a fan of Swagger, but give me a glass with a Snicker’s bar and I’d probably finish the whole thing.
Trader Joe’s Growers Reserve Pinot Noir (a great find!) and Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich. Not pictured: waffle fries eaten on the drive home.