i always feel one of the must-eat when one is in the states, is burgers. the one place i was directed to for good burgers in DC was good stuff eatery.
for those of you who are fans of bravo’s top chef, will find the person behind good stuff eatery rather familiar. it is none other than spike mendelsohn (season 4 and 8). on the day i was there, spike was around! and no i didnt talk to him.
the menu at good stuff eatery was simple yet creative. and the prices were pretty reasonable. i got myself a good stuff melt while kat got a prez obama burger. we also shared a spike’s village fries. oh and i couldnt resist getting a toasted marshmallow milk shake.
good stuff melt was made up of cheddar and muenster cheese, onions, mushrooms and good stuff sauce. when i opened my package, the cheese just exploded. it was pure ooey gooey goodness. the beef patty was well cooked – medium done – it had a nice crust on the outside and juicy in the inside. and i quite liked the bun too. i usually find burger bun to be stale and flat. the ones at good stuff eatery were well-buttered and soft.
i did not try kat’s burger but she finished all up so i guess its a thumb-up! one great thing about good stuff eatery, if you do not feel like eating beef, you can “cluck it” – this means they will make any burger a chicken sandwich. this was what kat did.
for the spike’s village fries, they were well-seasoned and flavorful. as for the toasted marshmallow milkshake, its every diabetic’s greatest nightmare – it was very sweet. its hurt-your-tooth kinda sweet. i only managed a couple of sips and gobbled down one marshmallow and i gave up.
is good stuff eatery a must go when one is in DC? maybe. it was the only burger joint we went during our short trip. one thing that i am sure of is good stuff eatery served up pretty good burgers that will leave your belly happy.good stuff eatery 303 pennsylvania ave s.e., washington, d.c. 20003 +12025438222 (they do not take reservation) mon-sat – 1130am – 11pm (closed on sun)