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. @spikethechef

A chili cheddar burger on a bun half with cheese sauce being poured over it.

Chili-Cheddar Burger

This compelling chili and Cheddar burger is what it is. No apologies. Simply wrap your hands around the messy spectacularness and settle in for the real deal.

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A ladle pouring cheddar cheese sauce over a chili topped burger.

Cheddar Cheese Sauce

This stupendously cheesy spread is so satiatingly super you’ll want to ladle it on everything. And we do mean everything.

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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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  • 1 H, 30 M
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A glass dish of beef chili topped with cheddar cheese sauce and a dollop of sour cream with a spoon resting inside.

Chipotle Beef Chili with Cheddar Cheese Sauce

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. Plopped atop tortilla chips.

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