I have visited around 1000 restaurants in my 17 years covering the industry and I don't recall seeing a more imaginative, colorful, whimsical menu and approach then this Yiddish old country cuisine meets Las Vegas. their slogan is "where foodies dine," so I already liked the place. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, allows for indoor dining, but they fill up fast, so make your reservations. You can order online and they have many Shabbat packages on their website.
There is so much to like about this place including women owned and led and I appreciate that their menu allows you to choose how many items you want per dish, so you can decide how much you want and therefore pay. Even the Lazy Susans which was grandfathered in from the Chinese store that occupied the space beforehand, is perfect for this kind of sharing is encouraged kind of restaurant.
The creative genius behind the food is Chef Jen Eckmann who grew up in the restaurant and hospitality business and so she knows her stuff. Like a comedian writing down jokes in the middle of the night on little pieces of paper, getting a sudden idea or burst of inspiration when least expected and maybe getting a little medicinal help to get the mind wandering, the end product is a fun, foodie and fantastic experience.
Obviously you can tell from the name of the restaurant and if you have seen the menu items you know what I'm talking about, but to experience it from the rading the "proverbs" on the wall, to hearing Jen regal you with stories behind each menu item and to the syringe infused matzah ball, is something totally different. But cute names and words are just that, you need the taste to back it up and they sure do, check out the photos below.
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And this is where it's gets very interesting. Jennifer has mentioned that many of their out of town customers have said to come to their city, but I know many people say stuff like that and it's easy to suggest, but if there is anyone out there that sees this fun menu and concept of a modern deli/smoke joint with an old style and new flair, then let us know.