No!!!!! Update: Whew!


Update: Reopened!

Erdem sends the devastating word this morning:

“So’s Your Mom in Adams Morgan on Calvert is closed indefinitely due to food violations.”

Hopefully the issues are resolved very very soon as this place has some of the best and most moderately priced sandwiches in DC. I often rank it in the top 10 “hidden gems” of DC. Praying, yes, praying for a speedy resolution!

1831 Columbia Road, NW

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  • Please get well soon!

  • i love their sandwiches but i…can’t say i’m surprised?

  • I hope they get it together before flu season because they make great soup.

  • I had walked by there for years and never saw anybody in there, but I decided to finally check it out after hearing what a hidden gem it was.

    I didn’t get it. They carried nothing special, I believe I remember it was Boars Head lunch meat. But the display case and shelves were rather bare, and the lunch meat was kind of over priced. On top of it, they refused to take my card, insisting on cash only. I had no cash, so I had to run a few doors down to the ATM.

    They weren’t a specialty store, and being cash only, I’m not surprised they’re closing.

  • Love their iced coffee and the scallion cream cheese, but their eggs are GROSS. The texture is bizarre and they smell like noxious sulfur – wtf?

    • Because like every other deli / bagel place in DC they MICROWAVE their eggs.

      I used to live around the corner and love So’s Your Mom. Good pastries, bagels, sandwiches. But always stayed away from the eggs.

      Please for the love of god can someplace in DC make a proper egg on a roll?

      • Microwaving eggs is a pretty common practice in delis everywhere, even NYC. It’s quick and easy, and when they’re buried under a bunch of other stuff on a sandwich, it usually doesn’t matter. This place is a holdover from a different era. It lacks the gimmickry that seems to be necessary at newer places around town.

        • I lived in NYC for 15 years and I have eaten god only knows how many bacon-egg-and-cheese-on-a-roll sandwiches during my time there. I never once saw someone microwave an egg. And I’d never have gone back if I had.

          I don’t know why DC doesn’t know how to make an egg and cheese on a roll but it’s literally impossible to get one made properly here. It makes no sense.

      • try K Street Cafe at 2000 K St. NW. I think they do a pretty good bagel egg and cheese.

        • Anywhere near Logan with good lunch bagel options? Have worked near here for about three months and nothing (I consider Bethesda Bagels and Bagels, etc. too far for lunch). Au Bon Pain is close, but so gross.

      • You are so right! Microwaved eggs, gross! I was really excited to try this place, but I had to cancel my order once I realized what was happening. Bethesda Bagels is worth the extra 10-minute stroll for a proper BEC.

      • No roll, but Pumpkernickels Bagels on Connecticut Ave does a legit fried egg for your egg sandwich. Worth the trip. Yes, the owner is surly but damn does he make a mean bacon, egg cheese bagel

        • Pumpernickels! Anytime I’m up in Chevy Chase in the morning on a weekend I will stop by there for an egg sandwich. Best in town as far as I’m concerned and they fry them up to order. Sadly they no longer sell their donuts which were also some of the best in town.

  • No bagels for you!

  • If memory serves Pops Seafood was closed recently for vermin infestation. Same block, same problem?

  • I could care less, but it’s funny that folks (and the DOH) will crack down on places like this – but all these Michelin star restaurants prepare food without staff ever using gloves.

    • Gloves can be more of a hazard in certain situations. People wearing gloves become complacent and touch things they shouldn’t be touching, then go right back to preparing food. Frequently washing hands can be just as effective.

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