Good Stuff Eatery Unveils the Michelle Melt

A turkey burger ... with a cause.

By Carissa DiMargo
|  Friday, Sep 25, 2009  |  Updated 1:27 PM EDT
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WASHINGTON (AP) - There's a new burger in town, and it's got Michelle Obama's name on it and turkey between the buns.

The "Michelle Melt" at Good Stuff Eatery was unveiled Thursday by chef Spike Mendelsohn, a former contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef." He created the new burger in collaboration with White House chef Sam Kass, who previously cooked for the Obama family in Chicago.

So what makes a turkey burger qualify as a "Michelle Melt"?

Fresh, organic, locally grown ingredients that promote healthier eating, and the same herbs that are found in the White House garden started by Mrs. Obama. The recipe: free-range turkey burger, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese, ruby red tomato, crisp lettuce and South Lawn herb garden mayo, on a freshly baked wheat bun.

Sounds like a slightly healthier option than Good Stuff's Obama Burger, a beef patty topped with horseradish mayo, red onion marmalade, crumbled blue cheese and bacon.

Mendelsohn plans to donate proceeds from the burger's sale to D.C. Central Kitchen, which distributes food to the homeless.

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