Of all the items on the menu at “Top Chef” veteran Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery, the one that inspires the most rabid devotion isn’t the Roquefort-topped Prez Obama Burger ($6.98). It’s the toasted marshmallow milkshake ($5.45), which blends childhood memories of campfire s’mores with custard, topped with a perfectly charred marshmallow. It could have been totally cloying, but the genius of the toasted marshmallow shake is a touch of sour cream, which cuts the sweetness of the marshmallow and vanilla – and brings people back for more of Washington’s most slurpable dessert.
Good Stuff Eatery, 303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-543-8222; 3291 M St. NW. 202-337-4663; 2110 Crystal Dr., Arlington. 703-415-4663.