Good Stuff Eatery

Written by on June 23, 2012 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Crystal City neighborhood, Arlington, Virginia

How I heard of this place: Initially, I had heard of it after going to We, the Pizza, and seeing it directly next door. Then, it came up on the list of Top 40 Dishes Every Washingtonian Must Try. Finally, we drove right by it on our way to the Artomatic last night.

Type of cuisine: Good Stuff Eatery® was inspired by Cathy Mendelsohn and her son Spike’s vision for a place where people can enjoy the nostalgia of eating the best of their American favorites: Handcrafted burgers, handcut fries, handspun shakes and farm fresh salads made with the highest quality ingredients.”

Ambiance: Funky, fun, colorful and abundantly catered towards making everyone feel at home in a cafeteria-like setting.

Cow Bell

What I ordered: Still full from our lunch-time Iron Chef Party, I was eager to sample only the Toasted Marshmallow Shake ($5.45). Chris, immediately hungry after smelling the grilled burgers, could not pass one up! We shared the Colletti’s Smoekhouse Burger ($6.98) with applewood bacon, sharp Vermont cheddar, fried Vidalia onion rings and a chipotle BBQ sauce. The Good Stuff Farmhouse Burgers are topped with farm-fresh ruby-red tomatoes, thinly sliced onion, crisp lettuce  and pickles, served on a sweet, buttery soft, freshly baked Pennsylvania dutch bun with a loving spoonful of Good Stuff Sauce. We also enjoyed a snack sized side of Sunny’s Handcut Fries ($2.39), topped with sea salt. Mango-Mayo, Chipotle-Mayo, Ketschup, and Saracha-Mayo for dipping, and we were set to go, with our dining companions, who enjoyed hand spun shakes, a burger and a large order of fries ($3.69).

Toasted Marshmallow Shake

What I loved: The burger was fresh, sloppy and richly flavorful. The fries soggy, gooey and perfectly salted. The shake, strange but interestingly addictive.

Why I loved it: A large, cafeteria-like setting, where strangers and friends, alike, can enjoy the company of one another at communal tables. The food is great. The service quick. The friendliness of one of the owners a plus.

Cost: Average to high ($6.98 – $8.50 per sandwich/burger)

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