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What to Order From Call Your Mother’s Mouth-Watering Opening Lineup

The daytime deli is now slinging bagel sandwiches and more in Park View

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The #2 order at Call Your Mother: peanut butter bacon, apple, and honey on a sesame bagel.
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Highly anticipated neighborhood newcomer Call Your Mother finally arrived this week in Park View, inviting carb lovers to park on colorful rocking chairs while throwing back bagels and coffee.

The “Jew-ish” deli comes from Andrew Dana and 2017 Eater Young Gun Daniela Moreira — the duo behind essential D.C. restaurant Timber Pizza Company. The nucleus of the operation is a massive, hot pink Marra Forni brick oven that’s tasked with baking heaps of bagels that make up the heart of the menu.

An inventive early highlight from the starting lineup of five seasonal bagel sandwiches ($8 to $10) is the #4: a plain bagel packed with house-made peach jam, cream cheese, bacon, jalapeño, and Call Your Mother chips. While circular carbs are the star at Call Your Mother, the menu also features a long list of twists on traditional deli fare, like pastrami empanadas and white fish croquettes. A seven-item sandwich section includes a hot dog on a house-baked challah roll and wood-fire roasted turkey.

Here’s a look at the menu:

CYM menu by Tierney Plumb on Scribd

The whimsical interior accented with neon, industrial, and tropical colors is going for a “Boca-meets-Brooklyn” look, Dana tells Eater. As an ode to Dana’s love for hip hop and R&B, he splashed framed photos of Drake (posing with his Jewish mom) across the space.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekends. The liquor license is still pending, but once alcohol enters the mix, the team wants to host a supper club for intimate dinner parties at its central communal table.

Coffee and bagels at Call Your Mother can be consumed inside or ordered to-go.
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The #6 order off of the sandwich section: a hot pastrami on house-baked rye with mustard.
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The bagel-making magic happens inside a massive Marra Forni oven, the brand also used by D.C.’s Pizzeria Paradiso.
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Call Your Mother is stocked with 20 seats inside — including these reclaimed window-facing rocking chairs — with 25 more on its outdoor back patio.
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Inside the bagel-making process at Call Your Mother.
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Rows of bagels make their way to the oven at Call Your Mother.
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Call Your Mother

3428 O Street Northwest, , DC 20007 Visit Website

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