How to cook like a Sternekoch using only your local Spätkauf. As supermarkets become hotbeds of paranoia and empty toilet roll shelves, and people all over Berlin are realising that pesto and pasta is boring as fuck, Berlin Loves You comes to the rescue. With a little imagination, Spätkaufs sell all you need to create … Read more 5 Späti-Only Recipes for Corona Haute Cuisine
They say laughter is the best medicine. It’s not, a vaccine is. If these four walls could talk… well, they probably wouldn’t have much to say right now. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 15 survival guidelines to get us through this period of collective locked-in syndrome. 1. Chairs provide an excellent mid-point … Read more 15 Berlin Bedroom Self-Isolation Survival Guidelines
‘Look of the Irish’ is a collaborative art exhibition exploring the challenges faced by young Irish artists. This Friday, March 13th, Berlin-based Irish street artists Humble_Writerz and Trev El. Viz will be displaying their new collaborative collection at Wrangelstrasse 67, Kreuzberg. The theme of the collaboration: why young Irish artists feel the need to emigrate … Read more ‘Look Of The Irish’ Tackles Issues Facing Irish Artists
Respite from the world with a 2€ beer and a bar-long conversation. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. At Badfish Friedrichshain, they don’t just know my name – I’ve got a tab programmed into the till. Angry Hour /ˈaŋɡri ˈaʊə/ Noun The time between 17-19Uhr where beers are 2€. The perfect … Read more Badfish Angry Hour Beckons Berlin’s Barflies
Tupac offers “South American cuisine with a Peruvian twist”. My knowledge of South American cuisine consists of Argentine steaks with chimichurri, ceviche, pisco sour and caipirinha. Beyond that, I’ve no idea what people eat over there. So, when I heard that Kreuzberg restaurant Tupac was offering a modern take on Latino food as a whole, … Read more Tupac: A Journey Into South American Unknown
Sharlie Cheen is building a cocktail empire along Torstrasse. Pawn Dot Com. Hardly the classiest bar name in town (it’s actually a wordplay on its location – the former Königliches Leihamt, the emperor’s old personal pawnshop), it’s a new cocktail bar with classy aspirations. It’s part of Dustin Render’s invasion of Torstrasse. An unintentional invasion … Read more Pawn Dot Com – A Cocktail Empire in the Making
Newly opened, we got a preview of new Dunckerstrasse eaterie, Schneiderei. Two weeks ago, I received a curious email inviting me to preview a restaurant. When I got there, the restaurant was a completely empty space save for a handful of small, candle-lit tables. I didn’t quite know what I was doing there until I … Read more Liron Schneider’s New Restaurant ‘Schneiderei’
What happens when a star restauranteur turns his hand to fishmongery? Well, it’s Fish Klub. It’s funny to see Daniel Lambert, the man behind what I coined ‘F’hain’s most exciting restaurant’, Khwan, and the person who has served me the best meal I’ve ever had in Berlin, working behind the fish counter at new Markthalle … Read more Fish Klub Is The Seafood Bar Berlin Needs
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 reduced rents and five years without rent increases sounds a dream – too good, right? – we ask lawyer, Berlin rent expert and founder of wenigermiete.de, Daniel Halmer, what’s … Read more Mietendeckel: Five Years’ Rent Freeze – What Just Happened?
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 more Should Berliners Embrace Eating Insects?