Courtesy of Call Your Mother

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“Picture giant plates of spaghetti and meatballs, where we made the spaghetti and the meatballs are super dope,” says Andrew Dana. Call Your Mother, the popular “Jew-ish” deli he founded with Chef Daniela Moreira and Jeff Zients, will soon open three nights a week for dinner parties that don’t require a hostess gift.

There is a guest list, however. Call Your Mother is now accepting reservations for its “family dinners” held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights beginning March 5. The communal feasts for 18 guests kick off at 6:30 p.m. with small bites. Supper, prepared by Moreira and Joe McPherson, is served at 7 p.m. 

“It’s supposed to be a super fun dinner party at your friend’s house,” Dana says. “We’re a neighborhood bagel shop. Dani and I say we want to bring the fun back to food.” 

Each night comes with a comforting theme. Tuesdays are for pasta lovers, Wednesdays will feature takes on fast food that are probably too exciting for the president of the United States, and Thursdays are dubbed “Southern night.” 

Tickets cost $68.50 and include the family-style meal, plus beer, wine, and soda. 

Call Your Mother tried the supper club when they first opened, but pulled back and waited to relaunch until they got their footing with their line-drawing daytime operation. 

Call Your Mother, 3301 Georgia Ave. NW; callyourmotherdeli.com