Starting next week diners who head to local chain Ice Cream Jubilee’s Navy Yard shop (301 Water Street SE) can eat savory biscuit sandwiches — including an avocado BLT — during the day, and syrupy sundae sandwich mash-ups co-created with Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. each afternoon.
The expanded dining options come courtesy of “Minnie,” a new collaboration between the budding ice cream operation (next stop: Ballston, Virginia) and the transitioning chicken sandwich maker that just shut down its inaugural drive-thru restaurant. While her company moves forward with securing a new brick-and-mortar location in Northwest, Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. CEO Ayeshah Abuelhiga tells Eater the chance to partner with fellow Union Kitchen alum Ice Cream Jubilee was too good to pass up.
Mason Dixie is scheduled to run the show at Minnie from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, serving the breakfast sandwiches and chicken-filled biscuits that were previously offered at its now-defunct drive-thru. When Ice Cream Jubilee checks in every day at noon, it will offer a collaborative sundae sandwich featuring Mason Dixie’s buttermilk biscuits, strawberry-tres leches ice cream, strawberry preserves, and horchata sundae sauce.
Abuelhiga says Minnie is currently scheduled to run from Tuesday, March 13, to Friday, June 1 — though she left the door open to extending the stay in Navy Yard if the demand is there.
“If all things go smoothly at the new location in time, we are hoping to make it a permanent pop-up with ICJ,” Abuelhiga tells Eater. There’s also the possibility of doing something together at Ice Cream Jubilee’s newer outpost on T Street NW (stay tuned).