Stepping inside the deli on Georgia Avenue, one of the first things that catches the eye is the color-scheme. The walls are peppered with blotches of pastel pink and green paint. The counters are pastel pink and a mix of colorful rocking chairs metal folding chairs cluster around communal wooden tables and counters.
And the most eye-catching of it all? Photos of rapper Drake line the wall next to the changeable deli menu.
Call Your Mother bills itself as a “Jew-ish” deli. Their mugs, merchandise and wall urge you to bide by its namesake: Call your mother.
It opened Thursday to much local excitement in Park View at 3301 Georgia Avenue. “People were super into it,” said Founder Andrew Dana, who opened the deli alongside partner Jeff Zients. “Neighbors were popping their head in to ask when we’d open.”
Dana says there is no single influence behind the deli, which puts an emphasis on the “ish” in “Jewish.” He is half-Jewish and head chef Daniela Moreira is Argentinian. The menu contains several facets of these identities, as Dana explained, which is why you can walk in and get a pastrami sandwich on a bagel or a white fish croquette.