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?
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 more 200 Worldly Wines to Try at P-Berg’s La Cave
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 more Moksa 2.0: Berlin Indian Food Redefined. Again.
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 more 72 Hours in Italian Food and Spritz Heaven
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 more 5 Mad Japanese Startups IFA 2019 Wasn’t Ready For