Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Good Stuff Eatery

A month or so ago, I walked by a new restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue in DC and an older gentleman stopped me. He told me that I would have to come by when their restaurant is officially opened. I told him, I was headed to the salon less than a block down the street where I was working and his reply was, “I love all those gals at the salon, come back and see us very soon!” I thought nothing of this random friendly encounter from a fellow business on the block and went on with my day.

Earlier this week I found out what this new restaurant was all about. Good Stuff Eatery, a burger, fries and milk shake joint, co-owned by Spike from Top Chef and his family. I’d like to think the man on the street was Spike’s father, but who knows. As a Bravo TV junkie, I was so excited to try it out, but the past few times I’ve been by around lunch time, there was a line down the street. Today I finally got in the door and there was Spike, working the counter, passing out orders with a smile and hustling his line cooks.

I got a burger, Spike’s French Fries and a diet coke. I patiently waited for my order while thinking of what I might say to Spike when he handed me my to go bag. Unfortunately, he traded spots with the milk shake maker when my food arrived, so I didn’t have the chance to tell him my life story and my connection to Bravo. The burger wasn’t made to what I had ordered, but that turned out to be a good thing because I usually order a burger plain and the toppings were excellent The Fries were delicious. They weren’t your ordinary Fries. They were tossed in rosemary and some other spice that was absolutely delightful (and I am a self proclaimed French Fry connoisseur). The wait was a little long, but I will definitely make another stop at Good Stuff. I am really excited to have a Top Chef in the neighborhood. After all, Top Chef is my second favorite Bravo Show ;)


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to try it tonight!


Anonymous said...

You must be on Capital Hill -- I was born there -- I hope you are near the Eastern Market (though it had a fire a while ago and is slowly coming back) -- Thanks for the info about Spike - I liked him on Top Chief

Anonymous said...

I forwarded them your blog - so I hope you go back in and identify yourself - if you haven't already -- They wrote back that they were excited ~

Shannon said...

Thanks to all for the comments. I recenlty told my little brother about my star struck visit to Good Stuff and he told me not to bother Spike. He says he gets annoyed when crazy fans tell him their life story and how they know someone who knows someone who knows him. I told little bro that I don't care, I'm totally cornering poor Spike the next time I'm in there!