Akkawy is quickly becoming Friedrichshain’s favourite hummus place. And it’s not only because of the owner’s emerald eyes. Working mainly with Israelis – as I do in my other life – has its upsides. One is that you’re very quickly introduced to all the best hummus restaurants in the city. Early this year, I was … Read more Akkawy: A Hummus-Tahini Overload in Friedrichshain
Is Tim Sutton lightening up? The American writer-director’s recent films have marked him as a chronicler of his country’s slow-motion collapse, and the weird, psychotic, intensely masculine fraying that comes with it. 2018’s Donnybrock was a road trip through the Darwinian badlands of opioid countryside, in which a bare-knuckle prize fight offers Jamie Bell and … Read more Berlinale Review: Funny Face – the Arthouse Joker?
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
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.
“The happier you are, the more you enjoy häppies – and the happier they make you in return.” häppies is a tiny enclave of joy in Prenzlauer Berg (where else in Berlin could it exist?) that serves up cute, vegan/vegetarian sweet or savoury knödel/bao creations known as “häppies”. Each häppie has a name and is … Read more häppies – The Häppiest Restaurant in Berlin
In ‘Meine Fantastische Präsidentschaft’, the king of fake news gets a dose of his own medicine. You might know actor Alec Baldwin for his role playing a slimy, bollocks-talking ’90s businessman in the film Glengarry Glen Ross. But, more recently, Baldwin has become known for his impersonation of another slimy, bollocks-talking ’90s businessman. Namely: Donald … Read more Trump’s ‘Memoir’ Now Available auf Deutsch
If you dream of going to Asia, but your crappy Berlin wage means you’ll never get the chance, Maison Umami is a great place to play pretend. Especially on date night. It’s date night with a devilishly handsome man who had aggressively molested me at Motzstrassenfest, much to my delight. We head to Maison Umami … Read more Maison Umami: Is Love on the Horizon?
Restaurant experience-meets-night out, Tel Aviv style. Night Kitchen is about enjoying food and time with friends. ***Warning: Review contains alcohol. Quite a lot. Perhaps so much that it’s detrimental to the overall review. Either way, Night Kitchen knows how to treat their guests.*** Oranienburger Strasse. A part of town I’d had no reason to go … Read more Night Kitchen: Dinner with Friends Tel Aviv-Style in Berlin
Allan’s Breakfast Club & Wine Bar doesn’t draw the crowd you’d expect. “On Sundays, we have the families and kids for breakfast, the younger adults for brunch, and the kids who come straight from Berghain in the afternoon for Bloody Marys.” Allan, the proprietor and chief of Allan’s Breakfast Club & Wine Bar, tells me … Read more Allan’s Breakfast Club & Wine Bar is a Mouthful
I didn’t expect Paradiso at all. When invitations were extended I thought we’d be visiting just another restaurant, the kind with space for 100 and scores of stressed-out waiters. Instead, we’re brought to the tiny shop front of a building on Oppelner Strasse, a barebones room that at first glance is easy to miss. This … Read more Melt Your Worries And Your Hunger Pains At Paradiso