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BLT's launches new bar menu

DC's BLT Steak (1625 Eye Street, NW; 202-689-8999; www.bltsteak.com), announces the launch of its new bar menu. Beginning July 1st, BLT Steak invites guests to enjoy a bite created by Chef Laurent Tourondel and Chef de Cuisine Victor Albisu, and a cocktail alongside, at its sumptuous bar.

The menu highlights some BLT favorites such as The 'BLT' Burger, an 8 oz. prime beef burger with hand cut Idaho Potato French Fries and Pulled Pork BBQ Sliders topped with Pickled Jalapenos and Tobacco Onions as well as new creations, including Fried Cheese Stuffed Olives, Prosciutto Wrapped Figs, and Beefsteak Tomato Tarts. Also featured on the new menu is BLT's extensive raw bar, with oysters, littleneck clams, and a numerous variety of crab.

In addition to these savory treats, the new menu will include cheese and house-made charcuterie plates. Offerings highlight select cheeses, such as Bonnie Bouche, Pleasant Ridge Reserve and Clothbound Cheddar as well as cured meats and patés. Perfectly complementing these decadent delights is BLT's comprehensive wine program and summer cocktail menu, overseen by Sommelier Nicole Saladyga.

The new menu ranges from items starting at $9 to $34, with the exception of the Seafood Platter at $115. Enjoy a bite at the bar at BLT Steak Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm for lunch or Monday - Saturday 5:30 pm - 11 pm.