Cheap Eats 2012: Cheesetique
Cheesetique has six different kinds of grilled cheeses. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
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Cheesetique Cheese and Wine Bar
Address: 2411 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301
Phone: 703-706-5300
Neighborhood: Alexandria, Del Ray, Alexandria
Cuisines: Modern, Grocery Store/Market, American
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 3 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Not Accepted
Best Dishes Cheese and charcuterie boards; mac' and cheese; citrus-poppyseed salad; Emmenthaler quiche; BLT panino; grilled cheese; chocolate pudding.
Price Details: Starters, $5 to $8; main courses, $6 to $10; cheese and charcuterie boards, $12 to $25.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Weekend Brunch, Party Space, Outdoor Seating
Scene:
Outdoor Seating
Happy Hour Details:
3 to 6 PM.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Cheap Eats 2012

Jill Erber’s gourmet-shop/wine-bar hybrids—the original in Alexandria’s Del Ray neighborhood and its five-month-old spinoff in Shirlington—are heavenly places for cheese fiends. In the mood for mac and cheese? Choose among seven, including a peppery pimiento-cheese-and-fusilli gratin and a casserole of fontina, cauliflower, and pancetta. Six kinds of grilled cheeses, gooey dips, and flatbreads as well as wooden boards laden with cured meats and sausages round out the menu. It’s complemented by an Old World-focused wine list that offers every bottle by the glass. And all the wine, cheese, and charcuterie is for sale up front.

Also good: Gruyère-capped onion soup; burrata with olive oil; mac and cheese with Asiago, pecorino, and goat Gouda; cheesesteak with Taleggio; grilled cheddar and sourdough; Madrid Melt sandwich, with Manchego, Serrano ham, and quince paste; cheesecake with cherries.

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