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:
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.