Clang, clang, clang comes the bagels


Locally grown “Jew-ish” deli, Call Your Mother, which recently expanded beyond its Park View roots to open up a second location on Capitol Hll, has now taken to the streets of the national capital region with its first mobile kitchen.

“It’s one of the old trollies that used to tour the city, but it’s no longer orange and green,” says Andrew Dana, Founder and Co-Owner of Call Your Mother. Instead, the trolley is outfitted in the brand’s emblematic pink and green meant to evoke ‘Boca-meets-Brooklyn’ blending outstanding bagels and bright South Florida vibes. Some of South Florida’s well-known Jewish retirement homes are the inspiration behind the names of Call Your Mother’s quirky woodfire bagel sandwiches.

Also known as Honey, the original name of the antique streetcar, Call Your Mother’s bagel trolley is currently parked next to Suburban Hospital in Bethsda Maryland.  Its CYM_MENU_Trolley is currently limited to bagels and select sandwiches with plans to expand to the full Call Your Mother menu in the near future. Guest are able to place advance orders online or at the trolley.

Honey is double the size of a typical food truck and has been furnished with an air conditioning system providing an exceptionally comfortable workspace. “It was like putting together a challenging but fun puzzle,” says Lindsay DiSalvo, Call Your Mother’s new store opening and development director. Inside, green LED lights frame a full kitchen including a state-of-the-art TurboChef oven, a sandwich line, and an ordering station.

Honey for remain at Suburban Hospital for the near future and is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  daily.  Updates about trolley and any future plans for cruising around the DMV will be shared on Call Your Mother’s Instagram page.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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