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GCDC opens today at 11 a.m., serving grilled cheese for lunch and expanding to cheese and charcuterie boards paired with beers, wines, and cocktails for the evening happy hour crowd. Tomorrow, GCDC will celebrate faux-holiday National Grilled Cheese Day with $5 grilled cheese sandwiches and half-priced draft beers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The restaurant comes from the father-son team Bruce and Steven Klores, who’ve brought in cheesemonger Sophie Slesigner for additional fromage expertise. The menu features six sandwiches to start (plus build-your-own options), including the Kim-Cheese Steak with cheddar, kimchi, and roast beef as well as the pasta-inspired Grilled Carbonara with gruyere, goat cheese, leaks, and pancetta. You can also get soup and tater tots, which, obviously, are also covered in cheese.

In the evenings, GCDC will feature up to 20 rotating domestic and international cheeses, plus charcuterie and some small plates. The drink selection includes 20 beers, 15 wines, and cocktails that can pair with some of the cheeses. Bruce, who grew up in South Brooklyn, also pays tribute to his roots in the form of a classic egg cream.

Read more about how GCDC came about in Y&H’s previous coverage. Check out the lunch menu below.

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GCDC, 1730 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, (202) 393-4332; grilledcheesedc.com

Photos courtesy GCDC