Though word is the restaurant has been soft open the past couple of evenings, tonight is the official opening of Good Stuff Eatery's new Crystal City location. While it's naturally a similar feel to the original Capitol Hill location, there are indeed a few changes at this second spot. Most obviously, the Crystal City restaurant is all on the ground level. But beyond that, it also has a party room, TVs in pretty much every sightline in an attempt to capture the evening crowd, and a whole lot more merchandise from former Top Chef contestant and current Life After Top Chef star Spike Mendelsohn.
But there are also some menu changes — that as of now are also effective at the Capitol Hill location. New to the menu are a steakhouse burger toped with roasted crimini mushrooms, onion straws, swiss cheese and a steakhouse menu, as well as a salty caramel kiss milkshake. The ensalada wedge is being replaced with an American wedge topped with bacon, apples, blue cheese, red onion, and apple cider vinegar. They've also added more draft lines to bring it up to six draft beers, such as Batch 19, Peroni, Blue Moon, Miller Lite and more.
This new location is attempting to showcase the ice cream and milkshakes on the menu at Good Stuff. So they've also installed a 1936 Stanley Knight Bobtail soda fountain for root beer floats. Milkshakes are made right in front of the window so as to tempt passers-by. Oh and the creamery is located a glass room so that kids can see for themselves how the milkshake magic happens. The restaurant officially opens at 5 p.m.