Out of all the cheftestants on the fourth season of Top Chef ho would've thought Spike Mendelsohn would be the one winning food festival contests and building an empire in the nation's capital? Fresh off his big Burger Bash victory at the weekend's NYC Wine & Food Fest, Spike shares an update on the state of his upcoming Capital Hill pizza joint. Due in December or January, the (slightly-unfortunate) name of the place will be We, The Pizza, will offer New York-style pizzas, and like Spike's runaway hit Good Stuff Eatery's homemade milkshakes, We, The Pizza will feature homemade gelato and "old school" sodas.
But the upcoming pizza joint is only the tip of the iceberg as far as the Spike Mendelsohn Empire goes. The Top Chef vet is also planning multiple spinoffs of Good Stuff Eatery in surrounding Washington neighborhoods like Foggy Bottom and Union Station.
Hopefully all this means that Spike will give more drunken rambling interviews in the future.
· More Good Stuff: D.C.'s burger 'king' set to open pizza place [Washington Examiner]
· NYCWFF Burger Bash 2009: Spike and Capon Rule [Eater NY]