Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Dinner with Spike - definitely "Good Stuff"

A couple weeks ago I attended a dinner at the National Press Club featuring Spike Mendelsohn, one of DC's current local celebrities (a former Top Chef-er).  He owns and operates Good Stuff Eatery (http://www.goodstuffeatery.com/), located on Capitol Hill, with his family and friends.  If you've never been, GO, and I can now definitively say that you should try the President Obama burger - yum! 

On all of my visits to Good Stuff thus far, I have ordered the same thing - the Farmhouse Bacon Cheeseburger and Fries...and sometimes the Toasted Marshmallow milkshake, affectionately referred to by many as "campfire in a cup", seriously, when you try it you'll understand.

After that dinner, I will definitely be exploring the menu more.  The dinner consisted of a 5-course meal, plus a reception with finger foods beforehand, plus a copy of Spike's newly released cookbook.  Did I mention that each of the 5 courses actually was at least 3 items?!  I was so full when I left that I decided to hoof-it the 2 miles home in order to avoid rolling on the floor and groaning while rubbing my belly!

A few things we had that you shouldn't miss.....chili and cornbread (particularly the cornbread - SO GOOD!), the classic wedge salad, the Milky Way Malt milkshake and of course the President Obama burger.  For all of you non-red meat eaters out there, you can get any of their sandwiches with grilled chicken instead.