Posts Tagged ‘Spike Mendelsohn’

Life After Top Chef Premieres Tonight

Going head to head with President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tonight? None other than Spike Mendelsohn. The owner of Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza is one of the stars of Bravo's new show, Life After Top Chef, which debuts tonight at 10 p.m. The show follows four Top Chef alum, including Mendelsohn, […]

Reality Bites: How Top Chef Contestants Stay Undercover

In the fall of 2007, Spike Mendelsohn told everyone he knew he was traveling in Vietnam for six weeks. In reality, the chef of Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza was in Chicago filming Season 4 of Top Chef. The story seemed plausible: He was cooking Vietnamese food at Mai House in New York […]

Restaurant TV Shows We Hope to See Soon

Earlier this week, Washingtonian revealed that restaurateurs Todd and Ellen Gray of Equinox and Watershed are working with a local TV producer to pitch a reality show competition for restaurant designers. We've got some better ideas for local restaurant-centric TV series: Buns of Anarchy Five Guys join a motorcycle gang, trafficking fry sauce and stopping […]

Are Two D.C. Chefs Filming Top Chef?

Rumors are circulating among restaurant industry folks that at least two D.C. chefs may be contestants in the latest season of Bravo's Top Chef: Belga Café's Bart Vandaele (left) and The Brixton's Jeffrey Jew. Although Bravo has not even officially announced the newest season, multiple spottings of camera crews, Top Chef alums, and judges over […]

Chef Spike Mendelsohn is a Playboy

Hey Playmates, Spike Mendelsohn wants you to visit his restaurants. The burgers are on him! The chef behind Good Stuff Eatery and We The Pizza just gave an interview to Playboy, in which we learn some things we probably didn't need to know. Mendelsohn's drink of choice while barbecuing? "Sex on the Beach with an extra helping […]

Take Me to Your Eater

In Philadelphia, there’s Geno’s and Pat’s cheesesteaks. In New Orleans, it’s Café du Monde’s beignets. And in D.C., some dishes have amassed their own cult-like followings. Sweet Corn Agnolotti at Graffiato Graffiato fans nearly started a riot when these corn-stuffed, pillow-shaped pasta went out of season last year. The popular dish will return on June […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Larger Portions, Cheaper Prices Edition

R.J. Cooper's Rogue 24 to offer shorter tasting menus with larger portions, cheaper prices [Eater] La Forchetta's Roberto Donna is taking it easy with the eggs these days [Post] Spike Mendelsohn's "Sunnyside" burger is messy, but it doesn't suck. [Burger Days] Have a drink and vent with Raynold Mendizabal at Black & Orange [Blade] Try […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Diner Rumors Edition

Some wild theories about the future of Capital City Diner. [#dinerrumors] Good Stuff Eatery's Spike Mendelsohn is back on TV again. [Eater] Get the empanadas at Fujimar. [Post] Barcelona Wine Bar is coming to 14th Street NW. [Twitter] Sushi Taro's regular Thursday ramen special is canceled this week. [Twitter] Toki Underground will be closed on […]

Last Night’s Leftovers: Frequent Diner Miles Edition

A bill to require D.C. food trucks to collect the usual 10 percent sales tax is headed back to D.C. Council. [Blade] Early intel on Bar Pilar's new upstairs dining room; plus, pics from inside. [Washingtonian, BYT] Peregrine Espresso's Lindsey Kiser is headed to the U.S. Barista Championship. [Fresh Cup] Spike Mendelsohn has devised a […]

Spike Mendelsohn’s Steak-Frites Burger Falls Flat In South Beach

Of all the D.C. food scenesters to show up for the South Beach Wine & Food Festival in Miami this past weekend—sightings included Graffiato's Mike Isabella, Proof/Estadio's Mark Kuller, Red Apron Butchery's Nate Anda, and BGR: The Burger Joint's Mark Bucher—perhaps none made a grander entrance than Spike Mendelsohn. The Good Stuff Eatery owner arrived […]

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