A nationally-acclaimed deli that celebrates its (half) Jewish roots with incredible bagel odes to the sandwich is delivering a double-decker to Denver. Call Your Mother deli partnered with the Denver-based Tweed Studio architects to build not one, but two new Mile High stores. Set to open this spring, watch for the fat, round sandwiches to start rolling out soon at 1291 North Pearl St. in Capitol Hill and at 3870 Tennyson St. in the Tennyson neighborhood.
Founded by husband and wife duo, Andrew Dana and chef Daniela Moreira, this move marks the deli’s first location outside of its Washington D.C. home. With local and national awards under their belt, when it was time to step outside of the nation’s capital, Denver’s dynamic mountain air called.
“We’re thrilled to be introducing Call Your Mother in such a vibrant city such as Denver,” founder Dana said in a press release. “The city is home to our friends and family and we want to treat the city like our family with locally-sourced ingredients and philanthropic partnerships.”
Call Your Mother is an eclectic melding of two ethnic styles. Dana is Jewish and grew up loving the craveable combinations of meat and bread classic to the Jewish deli. Moreira is a James Beard-nominated chef originally from Argentina. After working “in some of the finest restaurants in the U.S.” and “throwing down campside meals with her family in her home country,” Moreira flexes her culinary muscles by “cranking up” the deli’s familiar flavors.
The Denver stores will feature local ingredients (when available) inside Call Your Mother’s signature buns — an innovative mix of classic New York-style and sweeter Montreal bagels. Patron favorites include the Sun City, an “elevated” take on the classic bacon egg and cheese with high-end ingredients popping with spicy honey and its “famous” brisket and pastrami tacos. Guests are also welcome to indulge in Chef Daniela’s creative takes on traditional Jewish favorites like latkes, babka muffins, and black and white cookies.
If you’re nearby, but not hungry, stop in just to say, “Hey!” and see what Dana and Moreira’s crew might be cooking up to uplift the surrounding community.