Call Your Mother: This Deli Thinks You Should!

by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience

Like many Jewish families, the Danas ate bagels nearly every Sunday morning. And for as long as Andrew Dana can remember, his father Jon—whom he fondly describes as “bagel-obsessed”—talked about opening a Jewish deli. Jon Dana is an attorney who never found the right time to make his deli a reality. But Andrew Dana, after earning his MBA and working in the tech industry for several years, did pursue a career as a restaurateur.

Andrew Dana of Call Your Mother and Timber Pizza

Photo credit: Maya Oren

He is the co-owner of the highly successful Timber Pizza Co. in DC’s Petworth neighborhood. The restaurant has garnered awards and accolades both locally and nationally, including being named on the Michelin Guide 2019 Bib Gourmand list earlier this month. Still, his father’s deli dream was ingrained in the younger Dana. With the upcoming launch of his second restaurant, a Jewish deli named Call Your Mother, it’s finally a dream come true.

 

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It’s 8:00 pm on a Tuesday night. In Petworth, a steady stream of customers flow into Timber Pizza Co. to grab a “Neapolitan ish” wood-fired pie, freshly made salad, and an icy cocktail or a brew. The woman at the register greets guests with a friendly “Is this your first time here?” The restaurant is a mere two […]

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