“Herein, where good people make good stuff…” This sentiment is expressed on a historical landmark-like plaque outside D.C.’s popular Good Stuff burger joint, where my dessert guide informed me that one can also find amazing “handspun shakes.” Doesn’t the word “handspun” make you think of cotton candy or knitting wool or something equally charming & old-timey? I kinda thought you usually blend shakes, but “spinning” them takes it to that next level of homey-ness. We ordered three Mini-Moos ($3.75 each), which are made with their special “milk-ice-gelato-custard-cream” and your usual sundae fixins– behold:
If you like your shakes thick, fatty, and unslurpable, this is the place for you. Not looking for a cheek-ache, we decided not to even mess with straws. Instead, we popped off their lids immediately and dug in with our spoons. The Sourhop Hop Strawberry is a cute name, but there wasn’t anything sour about this wonderful shake– it just basically tasted like the best strawberry ice cream of my life. I also enjoyed the D-Lechable Leche, but it wasn’t really dulce de leche-flavored– more like coffee and caramel-flavored, much to my bean-hating friend’s consternation. The best of all was the Milky Way Malt, which had fudge, caramel, and candy chunks for texture– the concentrated bottom scrapings were so good, I went into one of my dessert trances.
Good work, good people of Good Stuff!Good Stuff Eatery 303 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E. Washington, D.C. 20003 202-543-8222 http://goodstuffeatery.com/
Next stop: Café Saint-Ex (posting soon)