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Should Berliners Embrace Eating Insects?

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In a city of eco-activists and bio-bandwagons, should Berliners embrace eating insect protein? In 2016, I interviewed Fernando from Mexican canteen and mezcaleria, Tentacion. He told me that, although he serves meat at his restaurant, he’s actually vegetarian. The only non-vegetarian thing he truly misses eating is: insects. I thought he was completely mad. Now, … Read moreShould Berliners Embrace Eating Insects?

200 Worldly Wines to Try at P-Berg’s La Cave

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La Cave is a wine bar in Prenzlauer Berg that focusses on small wine producers from around the world. A passion project of Michael Rowe, it’s a million miles away (although only a few streets away) from his other venture: Badfish. Badfish, for those who don’t know, is a raucous, always-buzzing Irish pub that’s probably … Read more200 Worldly Wines to Try at P-Berg’s La Cave

Winter is Coming. That Means One Thing: Burlesque.

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A long night of burlesque, drag, songs of ice and lots of wildfire this Wednesday, October 9th. The best thing about summer ending is that Burlesque returns. Performers, too hot to melt themselves under the lights of the cramped, un-airconditioned stages of Berlin’s Burlesque scene, go into a sort of glittery, sequinned hibernation. Now they … Read moreWinter is Coming. That Means One Thing: Burlesque.

Moksa 2.0: Berlin Indian Food Redefined. Again.

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Once again, Moksa proves that the search for food perfection is at once both noble and sublimely irrational. If you don’t know Moksa, it’s Zed. And Zed’s search for Indian food perfection. His deconstruction of authentic Indian flavours takes him to extraordinary lengths to create his dishes. If you think there’s a little of Zed … Read moreMoksa 2.0: Berlin Indian Food Redefined. Again.

72 Hours in Italian Food and Spritz Heaven

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For 72 hours next week you can sample Berlin’s best Italian food and drinks for cheap. Starting on Wednesday, September 18th at 5pm, 55 ‘True Italian’ restaurants all over Berlin will open their doors with the same fantastic offer, all up until Saturday evening, September 21st. An Italian regional speciality, an Aperol Spritz or Campari … Read more72 Hours in Italian Food and Spritz Heaven

5 Mad Japanese Startups IFA 2019 Wasn’t Ready For

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Look out Europe, the Japanese are coming and they’ve brought eye-watering innovation with them. In the West, Japanese inventiveness is not only recognised, but revered. From ridiculous/ingenious Chindōgu-style gadgets, to ideas that have shaped our modern world, there’s always a gasp of anticipation when the Japanese open their metaphorical ideas-briefcase to show what’s inside. At … Read more5 Mad Japanese Startups IFA 2019 Wasn’t Ready For

BBB Berlin is Ostkreuz’s Slick Burger Operation

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BBB Berlin stylishly straddles being both a down-to-earth burger joint and full-service restaurant. I must admit: since I wrote a relatively comprehensive guide to Berlin burgers back in 2014, I’ve eaten burgers very rarely. Too much of a good thing. Sometimes just the thought of a burger is enough. Not to mention the flashbacks. That … Read moreBBB Berlin is Ostkreuz’s Slick Burger Operation

‘Yesterday’ Trailer-In a World Without The Beatles

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British comedy ‘Yesterday’ is a magical mystery tour through Beatlemania… with a twist. The premise is great: a struggling musician on the verge of quitting the music business is knocked off his bike by a car during a mysterious global blackout. When he awakes, the world has changed in one distinct way. But musician Jack … Read more‘Yesterday’ Trailer-In a World Without The Beatles

Mietendeckel: Five Years’ Rent Freeze – Will It Save Berlin?

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As the peasants rejoice and the fatcats ball their fists, we ask: is the Mietendeckel real? What does it mean for us? Whilst the idea of five years without a rent hike sounds a dream – too good, right? – we ask lawyer, Berlin rent expert and founder of wenigermiete.de, Daniel Halmer, what’s really going … Read moreMietendeckel: Five Years’ Rent Freeze – Will It Save Berlin?

Döner Kebabs Go Upmarket with KWA – Kebap With Attitude

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Döner kebabs are getting gentrified. And it’s about time. Kebap With Attitude is a new kebab shop on Gipsstraße, near Rosenthaler Platz. Why is a new kebab shop news? There are already 1600 in Berlin. Because, instead of that industrial Pressfleisch meat-slurry you get in 99.99% of Berlin’s Dönerläden, Kebap With Attitude make their own … Read moreDöner Kebabs Go Upmarket with KWA – Kebap With Attitude