Call Your Mother wouldn’t settle for just any food truck. The owners of the nationally renowned D.C. bagel shop and “Jew-ish” deli retrofitted a trolley car for its first mobile kitchen, Washington City Paper reports. The trolley, now painted in the fast-growing brand’s teal-and-pink color scheme instead of its original orange-and-green look, will begin a test-run next week in a Bethesda lot bordering Suburban Hospital. The trolley will sell Call Your Mother’s full food menu, but won’t have espresso drinks. The company, known for wood-fired bagels full of farmers market produce and combinations like jam, jalapenos, and potato chips, runs its original shop in Park View and recently opened a second location in Capitol Hill. Legislative snags have delayed it from opening a third spot inside a former flower shop in Georgetown. Co-owner Andrew Dana tells the Eater the trolley is street legal. Selling bagels in Bethesda represents a move into Maryland, but the trolley car may also be used to scout potential locations for future stores or to sell bagels at events. [WCP]
In other news ...
- Andy’s Pizza now has a Navy Yard presence. The New York-style slice shop from Andy Brown is selling pizza, Buffalo wings, kale salads, and Old Bay fries out of the new Atlas Brew Works taproom just outside of Nationals Park (1201 Half Street SE). Order carryout or delivery here. Socially distanced indoor seating is now available for people who are comfortable risking it. Andy’s also has a pizza stand attached Shaw bar Echo Park.
- Essential wood-burning Mid-Atlantic restaurant the Dabney has added a “meat and three” option ($28) for takeout on Wednesdays. The first week included two options: fried catfish with hoppin’ john, cherry tomato salad, and grilled corn; and barbecue chicken leg with confit potato salad, coleslaw, and charred summer squash.
- People still mourning the closure of Dupont nightlife institution Eighteenth Street Lounge can bid on stereo equipment, vintage light fixtures, and furniture on this Rasmus auction.
- Viet Chopsticks is open for dine-in and carryout in Van Ness. [Popville]
- Signs are up for the Vin Sur Vingt wine bar that’s replacing Drafting Table in Logan Circle. [Popville]
- New Northern Virginia Magazine critic Alive Levitt digs the curry sauce at Korean chicken chain Choong Man. [NVM]
- Washington Post reporter Fritz Hahn scopes out the “streatery” scene in Alexandria’s Old Town, Annapolis, Bethesda, Rockville, and Takoma Park. [WaPo]