The District's first Southern comfort food drive-through kitchenette will open in Northeast DC Saturday. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. from Baltimore native Ayeshah Abuelhiga, started as a community-funded pop-up shop in Union Market in 2014 and has been drawing in hungry crowds ever since. Now it's expanding into its own space.
The area's first Southern comfort food drive-thru kitchenette will open in Northeast DC Saturday. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co., owned by Baltimore native Ayeshah Abuelhiga, started as a community-funded pop-up shop in Union Market in 2014 and has been drawing in hungry crowds ever since. Now it's expanding into its own space.
Restaurant-goers will be able to indulge in executive chef Jason Gehring's famous biscuits, as well as a menu full of fried chicken, breakfast sandwiches and milkshakes. The milkshakes are made with ice cream from Union Market spot Milk Cult and contain no corn syrup.
Gehring, who's also from Maryland, makes the iconic buttermilk biscuits with fresh ingredients, including real butter and dairy. Want a nibble before the restaurant opens? You're in luck -- they're also sold at Whole Foods and Harris Teeter locations along the East Coast.
Executive chef Jason Gehring makes his famous biscuits with fresh ingredients and makes sure to not overwork the dough. Abuelhiga said the idea for Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. was sparked after recognizing a gap in the market for homemade biscuits and affordable comfort food in the D.C. area.
The restaurant has a cool retro vibe and is located on an old drag lot. The art inside and on the exterior was designed by the local art collective No Kings DC.
Interested in attending the restaurant's grand opening? There will be a ton of exciting things happening all day Saturday. The official opening is at 9 a.m. and the first 100 customers will receive a coupon for a free biscuit. The first 10 classic or exotic cars to drive through will get a free breakfast. In addition, all customers with a classic or exotic car to stop by in the morning will receive a free coffee.