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Cook the Book: The Prez Obama Burger

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 16 comments

The year that Spike Mendelsohn opened Good Stuff Eatery in D.C. just happened to coincide with a pretty exciting presidential election. Spike decided to hold his own race to the White House pitting the Obama burger against the McCain burger. The Obama burger ended up beating out the McCain burger four to one. Politics aside, I'm pretty sure the toppings were the ultimate deciding factors in this burger race. More

Cook the Book: Village Fries

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 8 comments

In The Good Stuff Cookbook Spike explains that he uses Red Bliss potatoes for a few reasons: Their thin skin is edible and does not need to be peeled, they cook faster, and their flavor is sweeter than the traditional Russets. Still a bit skeptical, I heated up a big pot of oil and started slicing my potatoes into fries. More

Mac 'n' Cheese

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 1 comment

The following recipe is from the June 23 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! There are certain dishes that an eager home cook can pull off and then there are... More

Cook the Book: Classic Wedge Salad

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 9 comments

At Good Stuff Eatery in D.C. Spike has a variety of wedge options but I think the Classic Wedge is the best place to start the iceberg comeback. Basically a quartered head of iceberg lettuce, the Classic Wedge is topped with a fantastic Blue Cheese Dressing, chopped red onions, crumbled bacon, and even more blue cheese. We all know that adding bacon is an easy way to amp up the deliciousness factor but in this case it's the homemade blue cheese dressing that really makes the salad. More

Cook the Book: Toasted Marshmallow Shake

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 17 comments

Judging by the comments we've had so far this week, the Toasted Marshmallow Shake at Spike Mendelsohn's Good Stuff Eatery in D.C. is one of the most beloved items on the menu. And when you think about it, how could it not be? Adding gooey toasted marshmallows to a vanilla milkshake is genius. More

Cook the Book: Farmhouse Bacon Cheeseburgers

Serious Eats Caroline Russock 6 comments

Spike Mendelsohn's Farmhouse Bacon Cheeseburgers from The Good Stuff Cookbook possess all of the elements of my holy grail burger— thin patty, squishy potato bun, American cheese, iceberg lettuce, tomato, pickle, red onion, and a secret sauce, oh, and bacon. Spike's concept throughout the book is to keep it simple. And I went into the kitchen with fingers crossed, hoping that not over-thinking it would lead better burgers. More

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