Pomosas & Brunch at The Pursuit

croissant sandwich and cocktail 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.

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Burger & Sauvignon Blanc

burger fries glass of wineNational 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.

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Junk Food & Wine

junk food wine pairingIn 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.

My favorites:

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.