Andrew Dana is D.C.’s king of carbs. As the founder and co-owner of two award-winning restaurants, Timber Pizza Co. and Call Your Mother (a Jew-ish deli), Andrew has proven the secret is in more than just the sauce. In 2010 he left D.C. to attend business school at Fordham University, where studying and researching NY-style slices culminated into his capstone project: creating a pizza shop.

Andrew opened Timber Pizza in Petworth in June of 2016. Andrew’s first concept has received national acclaim, including being named a 2019 Michelin Guide Bib Gourmand award-winner, a 2017 best new restaurant in Bon Appetit’s America’s 50 Best New Restaurants, 2017 Pizzeria of the Year by Bon Appetit, and topping lists of best pizzerias by The Washington Post Express, Washingtonian, and more.

Two years later, after an informal meeting with a fellow D.C. native and now business partner, Call Your Mother Jew-ish deli was born. Inspired in part by Andrew’s Jew-ish background and a dream to open a deli, the wood-fired shop infuses Jewish influence while flipping traditional deli staples on their head. The Park View deli has received national recognition from Conde Nast Traveler, The Washington Post, Washingtonian, and Washington City Paper, most recently being named one of Eater’s Best New Restaurants in America, and a 2019 best new restaurant in Bon Appetit’s America’s 50 Best New Restaurants.

Andrew is inspired by the unique neighborhoods that make up D.C. and his restaurants are a reflection of the communities he’s grown to love. Andrew continues to be motivated by the desire to create authentic, yet unexpected concepts, menus, and spaces that, of course, pay homage to his love of carbs.

Ayuda's Response to Busing of Migrants

Since April 2022, Ayuda has been working to help coordinate the humanitarian response as the governors of Texas and Arizona continue to send thousands of migrants on buses to Washington, D.C.

We are providing culturally and linguistically specific legal, social and language access services to newly arriving migrants. These services include case management and intake support, interpretation, as well as the provision of food, clothing, hygiene kits, prepaid cell phones, medical supplies, and paid shelter.

Our legal team is providing individualized legal orientations for migrants explaining the immigration system and helping them be aware of their rights and responsibilities.  

“Immigrants are first and foremost, human beings. They deserve respect and compassion, and Ayuda will continue to do what we do best – provide holistic support to those in need in our communities.” - Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

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