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Good Stuff Eatery to Open Next Month in Crystal City

by ARLnow.com | April 9, 2012 at 11:40 am | 3,336 views | 15 Comments

(Updated at 12:00 p.m.) Good Stuff Eatery, former Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn’s gourmet burger restaurant, is about a month away from opening in Crystal City.

Good Stuff, which is still under construction at 2110 Crystal Drive, will be holding a private VIP opening party on Friday, May 4, complete with a performance by DJ Josh Madden. Madden is a Waldorf, Maryland native and the older brother of Joel and Benji Madden of the band Good Charlotte.

Good Stuff began interviewing prospective managers for the restaurant today, according to Chef Spike’s Twitter feed. The restaurant will be opening at some point in early May, after the opening party, a spokeswoman said. The location will include a 12-seat “farm table” and a large, 60 person capacity party space.

“We are excited to open,” Good Stuff Eatery marketing manager Jordyn Lazar told ARLnow.com. “Crystal City is a great neighborhood and we can’t wait to start serving burgers.”

This will be Good Stuff’s second location, after the original eatery at 303 Pennsylvania Avenue SE in D.C. A third location, in Georgetown, is expected to open by the end of this year.

Good Stuff Eatery serves various varieties of burgers, fries, shakes, floats and salads.

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  • Terry

    “Good Stuff, which is still under construction at 2110 Crystal Drive, will be holding a private VIP opening party on Friday, May 4, complete with a performance by DJ Josh Madden. Madden is a Waldorf, Maryland native and the older brother of Joel and Benji Madden of the band Good Charlotte.”

    ….Well, I hope their food is better than their taste in music.

    • E

      The DJ might be good, I gotta look him up. Good Charlotte is doo-doo music though, you are correct

  • CrystalMikey

    Can’t wait to check this out!

    • Michael H.

      +1

      I’m looking forward to this place, even though I don’t much about Spike other than the mini-controversy last year about D.C. not being a top-end food destination. Or something like that. Doesn’t bother me too much. If the food is good and it’s not outrageously expensive, I’ll stop by there often.

      • Michael H.

        “even though I don’t know much about Spike”

    • Ali

      I’m definitely planning on it. Crystal City is the one part of Arlington largely devoid of burger places. Yes, I know – Ted’s, Hamlet, etc. But untouched by Five Guys, BGR, etc.

  • Crystal city peasant

    Ah good, a farm table for when I come in from working in the fields

  • Brian

    I despise the one on Capitol Hill. Some of the worst burgers I have ever had and service just as bad. They are always severely undercooked, one time it was still mooing.

    And yet it stays busy because the tourists have to try ‘Chef’ Spike’s food

    • Lucy

      I actually really enjoy Goodstuff Eatery’s burgers. The Obama Burger plus lettuce and tomato is my go-to burger, and my republican boyfriend also loves it (he tries to order it without saying the name Obama which makes for an interesting adventure). Their milk shakes are also delicious (the s’mores one with the marshmallow… mmmm). I had never seen an episode of Top Chef and I didn’t even know who Spike was the first time I went to it. As with any burger place, however, I always ask for my meat well done since pink meat freaks me out. They seem to have no problem doing that for me. Finally, I really enjoy Goodstuff’s multitude of fry sauces – the old bay one is my favorite. I am happy that a Goodstuff is coming to VA since this will be a closer to where I live and perhaps a more parking friendly location.

      • Steamboat Willie

        He won’t say Obama’s name when he orders? How old is he – 14?

    • Terry

      “And yet it stays busy because the tourists have to try ‘Chef’ Spike’s food”

      This is slightly off topic but I can’t help but think if you replace “the tourists have to try Chef Spike’s food” with “the tourists have to have something familiar to them and fattening” you’ll have the exact reason why the Ruby Tuesday in Rosslyn is still open. The place always smells like roasted trash yet people from across the street at the Hyatt FLOCK to it.

      • Fred Jr

        ha, it does always smell like trash.

  • info81

    First, congrats to Spike for doing so well with his first burger restaurant, I am sure he is making a fortune. The shakes are good but I find the food really expensive. If you order two burgers and a shake you are looking at about $22. Five guys is good enough for me. The 5G are about $2 less per burger.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8PuUU6IWps&feature=youtube_gdata_player awh hells bells

      The fry sauces are good but I’d rather buy the fries at The Broiler or Five Guys.

  • http://purple.purple.com/purple.html PUP

    yeah pretty pumped to try this place out.

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