It’s official, Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery will be opening at 108 S 18th Street in the former Numa Sushi Bar. Mendelsohn, a former Top Chef contestant has had his eyes on Philadelphia for a couple years now and has finally locked down a Center City location for his burger brand.
Expect to see Good Stuff Eatery open this fall.
Good Stuff Eatery [Official Site]
Numa Sushi Bar had a sign posted that they were closing on Tuesday, January 15th. Oddly they were still operating on Wednesday but they did bail out on Restaurant Week. Michael Klein is speculating that the bi-level sushi bar that succeeded Moshi Moshi Sushi Bar might just be the location of Spike Mendelsohn’s Good Stuff Eatery.
In an interview with Eater, Mendelsohn said he had settled on a location ”on Walnut. Around that area. But it’s bad luck to give out the specific address.” Mendelsohn also said it would take a four-month build-out to open the burger joint.
If Good Stuff Eatery does indeed open on 18th Street, it will be the latest opening that makes that stretch one of the best lunch rows in Philadelphia with everything from ramen to vegan.
“I’m looking for ~3,000 sq ft in downtown Philly. Know of any spaces available?”
— Spike Mendelsohn looking for a spot for his Philadelphia location of Good Stuff Eatery
When the Apple Store opened in Center City it was hailed as a return of high-end retail to the shopping stretch. But what seems to be coming on the heels of Apple is burgers. Lots and lots of burgers.
A gigantic Five Guys opened on the 1100 block of Walnut in December. Now comes word that Top Chef’s Spike Mendelsohn is looking at looking at two properties along Walnut for his Good Stuff Eatery.
Also in the mix is O Burger which is opening its first location on South Street but already has eyes on Center City for two more locations. And this isn’t to mention the once hot rumor of an Elevation Burger opening on Walnut Street. And then of course there is the existing Five Guys, 500º, Village Whiskey, Good Dog and Rouge.
Chef Spike Opening Philly Resto [The Feast]