If I didn’t blog about technology, I’d probably blog about food. Buying food, growing food, cooking food, eating food, and my favorite food blogs. Yes, I’m a total foodie and completely in love with watching Top Chef.
So when the fabulous Devra and Sarah e-mailed me and the rest of my DC Metro Mom sisters about a party over at Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery, I couldn’t reply to the Evite fast enough. Spike was one of my favorite contestants on Season 4 of Top Chef. His sense of humor, style, and amazing flavor combinations mesmerized us each week and Tech Savvy Daddy and I were devastated when Padma told him to pack his knives and go.
Luckily he packed those knives and headed to DC. In the shadow of the Capitol Building, Spike uses his wealth of experience that comes from quite an impressive resume, to create Good Stuff Eatery. Good Stuff is all about quality products made with the freshest ingredients.
The handcrafted burgers range from classic to innovative (Blazin’ Barn!) and even include an award winner- Colletti’s Smokehouse Burger beat out well known grill luminaries at this year’s Burger Bash! There are milkshakes galore (Toasted Marshmallow and Milky Way Malt are the faves), handcut fries (go with Spike’s Village Fries), and a mayo bar featuring mango, chipotle, and siracha varieties for accompanying your burger or sides.
Anywho…Those of you who have been reading this site for awhile know that we DC Metro Moms love to have a good time and this event was no exception. I enjoyed my Blazin’ Barn, sucked down a Milky Way Malt Milkshake, sort of shared an order of Vidalia onion rings, and sampled a few of Kim’s fries while chattin’ it up. And yes, I made sure to turn on Jillian to keep up with Natalie and Shred super hard (and gave up a piece of Teacher Appreciation cake) before I left for this delicious meal!
Occupying most of the upstairs of Good Stuff (except space pictured at right) and treating the space like it was our party zone, I grabbed a seat by Aimee from Smiling Mama, declared I was swine-flu free to medical maven KC, shared podcasting resources with WhyMommy, got to meet amazing Amy from TeachMama for the very first time, heard the scoop about Blogalicious from Justice Fergie, dished with Jessica, planned a playdate with UrbanMama, snapped a picture of WifeandMommy, hugged Diana and her non-Caffeinated belly, expressed outrage to Jodi, while acting like a geeky superfan to pose with pictures with Spike before having to head home in Stimey’s Stimeymobile. Apologies to De, Robin, Miss S, Gayle, and JJ…The night wasn’t long enough! Until next time, ladies!
And Spike…Well, he’s the real deal. This culinary genius was just as likeable as he was on Top Chef and amazing to hang out with. Between asking us if we liked the food and if everything was ok about a gazillion times, he was talking hockey and sharing his plans for the future. Not only it is likely that there will be more Good Stuff Eateries in the future but according to Nicole (aka Banana Blueberry) who always has the scoop, Spike is planning to open a pizza joint next door to Good Stuff. More Good Stuff? Indeed!
Huge thanks to Spike for the invite to Good Stuff and Quaker Oats for sponsoring this amazing get together/eat-a-thon and for the healthy swag that delighted Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer this morning.
I would have brought them a milkshake but they would have blown a gasket and forever demanded Spike’s shakes for breakfast!
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