Monday, May 12, 2014
But where to go? Somehow traffic, a few unplanned turns, and our inability to decide landed us in Squirrel Hill. SP wanted to try Nu Modern Jewish Bistro. So that's where we went.
Nu is right next to Pamela's (pancakes!) and is run by the same people. Apparently, 'nu' is Yiddish for "Well?" "What's up?" or "So?" It's cute inside, wood tables and chairs, though a little close together, there's a chalkboard of daily specials, and pictures and explanations of various Jewish foods on the walls. Those were much appreciated because the menu was foreign territory for me! I'm not Jewish, and my knowledge of Jewish food is limited to what I gleaned from my best friend and her family when we were growing up. I remember matzo and Passover foods and attending her bat mitzvah service and celebration, but that's about it!
We would like to go back to Nu and try the chicken soup, maybe try kreplach, and definitely leave some room for one of the babka desserts.