If you’re a pop-up following parent, you’ve probably already tasted the deliciousness that is Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. Now, the floating food hot spot, known for their juicy fried chicken biscuit sandwiches and other comfort food concoctions, has a brick and mortar that you can bring the bambinos to anytime for a quick pick-me-up on a plate. But with all great things in D.C., there are some tricks of the eating out trade that you should be aware of. Discover them below.
Timing is Everything
Mason Dixie has only been open for a few weeks, but it’s already known to run out of biscuits on most days. So, if your kiddo is craving the baked dough, skip the weekend brunch crowds and stop by on a weekday morning. If you want to try something new–that wasn’t offered at their pop-up or isn’t at their still-open Union Market location–like fried chicken platters, served with or without Southern-style sides (collard greens, mac and cheese, dirty rice), you are safe to pop by later in the day.
There’s a Drive-Thru!
While, at press time, the drive-thru wasn’t quite open, it’s something to look forward to. If your kids are going cuckoo for a biscuit with jelly, a signature milkshake…or they’re just going cuckoo, you’ll be able to stay in your car to get their grub. And a strong cup of locally roasted Blanchard’s coffee.
Read the Chalk Walls
Not only do the walls include cheeky, make-you-smile messages like “#wegotyouboo,” but they also promote specials and one-off menu items. And on a recent visit we discovered–by reading a chalk wall–that there was wi-fi at the restaurant and that if we logged on with our phones, we’d receive a free breakfast sandwich on our next visit. Done and done.
2301 Bladensburg Rd., NE (Gateway)
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–Ayren Jackson-Cannady (words and photos)