by AJ Dronkers, Associate Publisher
Today we previewed Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.'s first retail brick + mortar outlet, a charmingly reinvented space that also doubles as a drive-thru. I don't know if it was the nostalgic 1950's inspired design or the pride of seeing these local entrepreneurs grow their business since we first covered them in our 2014 Winter Issue that gave me a sentimental feeling while devouring some of the best biscuits and fried chicken to be had in the DMV.
The neon colors and fun quotes across the building like, "Gotta Risk It For the Biscuit," are a very welcome and lively addition to this area of Bladensburg Road NE that is otherwise more of a food desert. In fact while we were there on our preview, curious neighbors tried to enter, excited to see and taste the newest addition to the neighborhood.
Some quick notes:
1. You'll likely need a car to get to this location at 2301 Bladensburg Rd NE.
2. Look forward to their iconic biscuits, fried chicken, and milkshakes--but what I'll be dreaming for my next hangover cure is the sausage, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.
3. This Saturday, for Grand Opening weekend, the first 100 purchasing customers will receive a card entitling them to one free breakfast sandwich every day for 90 days (3 months!) after opening. Get in there--it opens at 9 a.m.
Something tells me that this is just the beginning for Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. (and goodness knows that they will be at this location longer than their predecessors Wendy's and "Dolphin Fish & Chicken" -- who knows what went wrong there?); we are certainly to thrilled to see this local start-up with delicious food grow and thrive.
Mason Dixie Biscuit, 2301 Bladensburg Road NE, Washington, DC
Hours: M-F 6a–10p, Sa 9a–10p, Su 9a–8p
AJ Dronkers is the Associate Publisher and Digital Editor for EdibleDC Magazine. When he's not eating and drinking he's usually making up for it at spin. @aj_dc