About Spike Mendelsohn

Spike Mendelsohn

The son of restaurateurs, Spike Mendelsohn was destined for a culinary career. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and trained in restaurants from New York to Napa Valley. Spike was a top contender in Season 4 of Top Chef and returned to compete in Top Chef All Stars: Season 8. He opened Washington D.C.’s Good Stuff Eatery in 2008, and his first book, The Good Stuff Cookbook, is full of the classic American comfort food featured at his restaurant.

Tomahawk Beef Rib Chop

Tomahawk Chops with Sweet Potato Purée

A rib eye of Flintstonian proportions deserves a side that can stand up to its mammoth beefiness. Sweet potatoes puréed with butter galore do quite nicely.

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Beef Chili Recipe

Uncle D’s Chili

How do we love the sweetly spicy heat of this chipotle chili? Let us count the ways. Smothered in Cheddar cheese and sour cream. Ladled over burgers. Loaded on potato skins…

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Chili Cheddar Burger

Uncle D’s Chili and Cheddar Burger

This compelling chili and Cheddar burger is what it is—true guy food, no apologies. Wrap your hands around this messy burger and settle in for the real deal.

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Cheddar Cheese Sauce

Cheddar Cheese Sauce

This eminently slatherable, uber cheesy spread is so stupendously super you’ll want to ladle it on everything–and by that we mean burgers, chili, baked potatoes, french fries, tacos, tater tots….

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