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Call Your Mother Will Keep Growing With a New Bagel Shop in North Bethesda

Plus, Roaming Rooster appears to be opening a fried chicken shop in Tenleytown

Call Your Mother brings its hit bagel sandwiches to Pike & Rose next spring.
Tim Casey/Call Your Mother

Fast-expanding “Jew-ish” deli Call Your Mother is adding yet another location for fans to buy wood-fired bagels. A shop at North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose complex is expected to open in the spring, a representative tells Eater.

Call Your Mother’s fifth store (11807 Grand Park Avenue) adds to the pink bagel trolley the company opened in Bethesda (8804 Old Georgetown Road) in June. Other pandemic-era additions include outposts on Capitol Hill and Georgetown. Co-owners Andrew Dana and 2017 Eater Young Gun Daniela Moreira debuted the hit bagel brand in Park View in fall 2018, earning a spot on Eater’s 16 best new restaurants in America the subsequent year.

The newly announced 2,300-square-foot location, which slides into a former Lucky Brand retail store, will carry popular orders like the “Royal Palm” (plain cream cheese, smoked salmon, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions, and capers on an everything bagel), a Latin-leaning pastrami sandwich on rye, and babka muffins. The new shop will be open for on-site ordering and pre-order pickup from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In other news...

  • Federal Realty’s Pike & Rose complex is also gearing up to welcome a dog park bar with the December arrival of Bark Social, a 30,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor cafe and off-leash park serving beer and wine, coffee, and treats for Fido.
  • Hawkers Street Asian Fare, the flashy Florida-based chain that pays homage to “hawker” street food stalls found across bustling night markets in Asia, made its anticipated D.C. area debut at Bethesda Row last week (7117 Bethesda Lane). Its 11th location to date operates 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily for dine-in, pickup, and delivery.
Hawkers best known for its roti canai, a Malaysian flat bread served with curry sauce.
Hawkers/official photo
  • Roaming Rooster, the homegrown chain that’s quickly skyrocketing to fried chicken stardom, will plant another area outpost in the former Muncheez space in Tenleytown (4600 Wisconsin Avenue NW), according to signage flagged by Popville. The popular, Ethiopian-owned food truck’s second standalone store opened on U Street in September.
  • The Boiling Crab, the 16-year-old seafood chain largely scattered along the California coast, snatched up the prominent corner building that formerly housed Driftwood Kitchen (400 H Street NE), according to an ABRA filing. Along with fried seafood baskets and gumbos, the customizable menu lets patrons jazz up catches of lobster and snow crab legs with sauces and spices.
  • Virginia ABC stores will close a few hours early (6 p.m.) on Wednesday, November 25 to give employees more time off ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, the state-run liquor authority announced last week.
  • Plant-eating procrastinators still have time to order Thanksgiving dinner at Mita, the vegan pop-up based out of Serenata in the Union Market district. Chefs Tatiana Mora and Miguel Guerra’s meat-free feast ($66 per person) includes pot pie with seitan, vegetables, and gravy; sides like stuffing casserole and mashed potato gratin; and pumpkin cheesecake, available for pickup on Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Duke’s Grocery is also still taking takeout orders for solo Thanksgiving platters with rosemary spiced turkey and all the trimmings ($25). Comment “Donate” at checkout and the British pub will give two meals to those in need from the Foggy Bottom address.

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