A new operation devoted to all things biscuits is working toward opening in the District. Mason Dixie Biscuit Co. launched a Kickstarter campaign yesterday seeking $27,500 to help fund a pop-up in the Petworth neighborhood. The goal is to eventually open a permanent shop and a cart that will serve Union Market.
Behind the venture is former Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken chef and Menu MBK pastry chef Jason Gehring, chef, bartender, and sommelier Mo Cherry, and restaurant marketing and business management vet Ayeshah Abuelhiga.
Mason Dixie will serve biscuit sandwiches stuffed with fried chicken or Benton's bacon, fried egg, and cheese plus other creations like a lobster Newberg biscuit bowl (chunks of lobster in a creamy sauce with a biscuit on top). Biscuit platters will include two biscuits with a choice of sausage gravy, "chicken pot pie" gravy, and even chocolate gravy. There will also be various spreads, whether it's chicken butter, pork rind butter, and jams and jellies made from seasonal fruits.
According to the Kickstarter campaign, Mason Dixie has a tentative location, but the address was not revealed. Y&H has reached out to the owners for more info and will update when we hear back.