My girlfriends and I decided to take my best friend to Capitol Hill for some good eats and a stroll around Eastern Market. We ate at Good Stuff Eatery, which by the way, has the most amazing burgers ever. It’s hands down better than Five Guys — which would probably be my second favorite burger. I ordered the handcrafted Collette Burger with mushrooms and handcut french fries topped with rosemary and thyme — AMAZING.
The restaurant is a family operated business — one of the family members being Chef Spike from a past season of Top Chef. Chef Spike is the head Chef, and he’s there everyday, so we got to see him in action as he cooked burgers. We even got to see a tiff between him and his mom — Chef Spike ran off, he was definitely heated. Not sure what it was about, but don’t let that stop you from trying Good Stuff. You won’t regret it.
At Eastern Market, I stopped by my favorite stall, The Red Persimmon, and picked up a hand block printed nightie for my girl. Lately I’ve been coming up with designs for baby/toddler nightgowns for the Susie Mey shop. When I saw this one at Eastern Market, it just confirmed that there’s a niche of people looking for the old world style and comfort that a simple nightie brings. These days women, and especially girls, don’t wear them much, but I will forever be a fan of vintage inspired cotton nightgowns. They are feminine and beautiful, and what girl wouldn’t want to feel like that?
hand block printed nightie from eastern market