Monday marks the grand opening of the new Georgetown location of Good Stuff Eatery, the hamburger-and-shake spot from chef Spike Mendelsohn and family. This will be the third Good Stuff to open locally—the other two are on Capitol Hill and in Crystal City. The Mendelsohns are also expanding into Philadelphia.
While the concept was born in the imagination of matriarch Cathy, Good Stuff has benefited from Spike's Top Chef turn along with repeat patronage from the Obamas. (Both Barack and Michelle have a burger named for them on the menu). It is also well-known for milkshakes—in particular, the campfire-invoking toasted marshmallow. The new Georgetown shop will house a second-floor frozen-custard-churning operation visible to the dining room. Along with flavors like milky way malt and Vietnamese coffee, Good Stuff guests can now opt for a red velvet shake, a former special that has found a permanent place on the menu.
Earlier this month, Spike and sister Micheline opened a steak-frites spot, Béarnaise, on Pennsylvania Avenue, Southeast. That's right down the street from the original Good Stuff as well as We, the Pizza, the family's slice-and-homemade-soda destination.
Good Stuff Eatery. 3291 M St., NW. 202-337-4663. Open Monday through Saturday from 11:30 and Sunday from 12 to 7.