On 18th street in Adams Morgan. Now to make this clear a pop up is one restaurant basically hosting another budding restaurant in their location to try to get the public excited before the big opening. Jack Rose Saloon is a beautiful restaurant close to Florida on 18th and the pop up was on their roof with sky lights that open to the beautiful day.
Until Mo, Jason and Ayeshah establish their own brick and mortar location, you can catch them popping up all over town. The great thing about this concept is they win you over with their friendly personalities. During my visit they went to every table to thank their guests and asked for honest opinions on their items of the day.
Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. has a limited menu at each pop up. This lets their guests try different items that will be featured on their future locations menu. On the menu that day was the fried chicken biscuit, the Hawaiian breakfast sandwich, Kentucky breakfast platter, biscuits with two spreads, collard greens and black eyed peas. I had the pleasure of trying a fried chicken biscuit, a Hawaiian breakfast biscuit, collard greens, black eyed peas, and the two biscuits with spreads.
The chicken in the chicken biscuit was crisp on the outside and moist on the inside. It made me feel like I had never truly eaten a chicken biscuit until this point in my life. It is made with dark meat chicken (my fave) topped with a sweet and savory mix of hot sauce, honey and thyme and then finished with a thick cut perfectly cut piece of bacon. In this girls opinion bacon is a welcome addition to any sandwich. I feel this is a great new way to eat a classic chicken biscuit. The biscuit itself is large, flakey and fluffy. I dare anyone to not finish this sandwich it is that good. I am still thinking about the chicken today.
The next item I had was the Hawaiian Breakfast Biscuit. This sandwich was outside of my comfort zone but one of the owners Ayeshah told me it was great and I gave it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. A fried egg, grilled spam and a pineapple teriyaki glaze top the soft savory biscuit. I know what you are thinking. SPAM? That is what I was thinking but I ate it and the combination of flavors was great. Honestly this was my first experience with Spam and it may not be my last.
The last item that I had the pleasure to sample was the Biscuit with Two Spreads. One spread was herb goat cheese and rosemary and the other early grey plum compote. The herb goat cheese spread is thick, spreadable and full of flavor. The goat cheese is not too strong and does not over power the biscuit. The early grey plum compote was sweet and the biscuit was topped with strategically placed plum slices. My next bite I decided to mix the two together in one bite, which was sweet and savory heaven. I loved the flavors complementing each other in one big bite. I made my friends at the table try my lovely concoction and they agreed it was a little bite of happiness
I did get to try some of my neighbors collard greens and black eyed peas. I have had some great southern cooks make these traditional items for me in the past and Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. did not disappoint my refined pallet, lol. I ajust a Southern Maryland girl who loves to eat. They definitely brought me to the south with their flavors and freshness. I honestly can not tell you what needs to be added to collard greens or black eyed peas to make them taste the way they should but I can tell you to visit Mason Dixie Buscuit Co. to taste it for yourself.
The main thing to remember when you are trying Mason Dixie Biscuit company the first biscuit joint in DC is you need to be hungry, have a big appetite or maybe a little hung over. The food is filling. I ate until I was uncomfortable but I would go back in a heartbeat for their friendly service and delicious biscuit creations.
You can visit them on facebook at like them so you can be in the know for where they will ‘pop up’ next. I of course will be there when they open to review once again.