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Archive: March 2013

Coffee in Berlin: Companion Coffee

Shawn and Chris, two of the most important barristas during the beginning of The Barn, decided to leave the epicenter of Berlin’s Third Wave Coffee to start their own business within the space of Kreuzberg’s Voo store. Their small café bar just opened recently under the name Companion Coffee and is now serving coffee to fashionable Voo clients and Kreuzberg coffee–aficionados alike.

Discover This: Sofia’s Last Ambulance

Imagine a film with very long shots. Imagine a film that doesn’t follow a clear story line. Imagine a film without reverse shots, without a commentary, without an exposition or a conventional interest in building up tension. Imagine that film to be set in Bulgaria. At night. Mostly inside an ambulance car. Imagine that film to be one of most exciting films of the year so far.

Film in Berlin: DISCOVER THIS!

A weekly Berlin-­‐based film comment

Hello and welcome to a new facet of Stil in Berlin! This column is called Discover This!, because every week I want to invite you to be curious and open-­‐minded and discover films that you might otherwise overlook. It might not always be apparent, but film is a very political subject. I am not even talking about its contents here, but rather about the politics of attention and money.

Lunch in Berlin: Hashi Izakaya

Still looking for a lunch place for this snow covered, yet slightly sunny day? Hashi Izakaya might meet your hopes for a warming yet enlivening dish, like the Udon soup pictured above in the veggie version. Although I heard, that the beef version’s broth is a lot heartier, the fresh noodles and vegetables make a great and healthy lunch option in this Japanese place just below a gym in this rather weird corner building.