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Spike Mendelsohn's Next Concept Just Might Be a Bistro

Spike Mendelsohn may be in the midst of expanding Good Stuff Eatery out to Crystal City and Georgetown, but he and his team are already tinkering with the idea of a new concept. Yesterday evening, the City Paper somehow intercepted a letter from Micheline Mendelsohn — sister and publicist to Spike Mendelsohn — to none other than First Lady Michelle Obama revealing some big plans: "...because we're not busy enough, Spike and I are taking over a space next door to We, The Pizza and opening a steak-frites concept. This summer you'll be able to enjoy some authentic french food on Capitol Hill..."

A steak-frites concept opening this summer next to We, The Pizza? Well, not quite. Micheline Mendelsohn tells Eater this morning that the intercepted letter is a little bit dated — there's definitely nothing opening this summer and the team isn't even in talks with the space next door, which is currently a dry cleaner: "There's no lease, there's no location and it's a concept right now."

What is happening? Well, the idea definitely exists for a bistro that would capitalize on Spike Mendelsohn's French training — and, as Micheline emphasizes, it will not be a fast-casual spot like his other restaurants. And they are indeed moving on it, currently in talks with a space down the block as well as one in Georgetown near still-undisclosed location of the soon-to-be Good Stuff Eatery out there. So stay tuned.

· Is Spike Mendelsohn Opening a Steak Frites Place? [WCP]
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