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Good Stuff Eatery


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Good Stuff Eatery

Jeserf | Jul 10, 2008 05:51 AM

Two friends and I went to Good Stuff Eatery last night. This is my version of events! :)

I was SO looking forward to eating here. I love a good burger/fry place. It's true, I don't get out much.

We arrived at 6pm, and I thought the wait was short. Small line. The confusing part, however, is that the menu is above where you pick up your food. So you don't really know who is in line, who is waiting for food, or who is just looking at the menu.

I ordered the vegetarian "burger". It's a panko-crusted, flash fried portobello mushroom (ok, more than 1, I think it's two sandwiched together) with muenster, tomato, and lettuce. I was VERY surprised at how good it was. It was very meaty and not in the fake meat way. I put some chipotle mayo on it and YUM. My friends mentioned that they thought their burgers were salty in places, which I didn't think was the case with my "burger". That could have been because I put the mayo on and didn't taste the salt. And I like salt. However, later in the evening I was VERY thirsty, so either the heat or the salt got to me. I'll guess it was a little of both, but the salt didn't help.

I had a small order of Spike's Fries with the herbs on top. They were also delicious, as were all of the mayos that you can dip into. My favorite was the mango. The Old Bay was a close second. They were all delicious, though. My only issue with the fries is that they are very small. I don't know if this is the norm. Like, the actual fry itself seemed like the leftover of the batch - not one was more than 1/2" long, so it was hard to dip. I would like if they were a bit longer.

And the best part - toasted marshmallow shake. OMG. I want one now. And in another hour. I shared this with a girlfriend, so I only had 1/2 of a shake. My ONLY issue with the shake is that I would have liked it to be a little thicker. There's something about working for the milk shake through the straw that I like, then it gets thinner as it starts to melt. But it was fabulously delicious.

The service was fine - the woman at the bar/shake/food receiving end was very friendly. It took a bit of time for them to realize I still needed my shake. I don't think the wait for the food itself was excessive for a freshly made item. Everything was hot (well, not the shake).

The space is nice - but I did feel rushed to leave our table because others were staring at us. Had it been a nicer evening out, I would have enjoyed the outside area - it's nice.

I'll return.

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