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Archive: June 2014

Mexican in Berlin: Burrito Baby

As it lay there before me in all its glory, I couldn’t help but remember the words of one foursquare-review, which called those bulging bundles newborn-sized. Wrapped in an almost white corn tortilla, white paper and nicely resting on a white plate with a slice of lime, the visual association easily crosses one’s mind. I mean, look ath the results of a short google picture search for “Burrito Baby”…
Tales surrounding this Neukölln burrito bar are heard throughout the city: eulogies of their delicious food as well as struggles with their inconsistent opening hours and at times impossible waiting lines. And finally I made it there (tried before, it was closed), to the place where the best Mexican food is served. And it’s vegan!

Links in Berlin: Against the Rain

It wasn’t an especially great week for the first week of summer, but let’s not talk or fret, just look at the beautiful sunset instagram user loewe7 submitted using the hashtag #linksinberlin!
And maybe that weather also inspired me to find even more links to suggest for your weekend reading (and to-do list), read away:

Discover This: 48 Stunden Neukölln/ Wolf

It takes some courage these days to come up with the plan to open up a cinema in Berlin. First there came the multiplexes, then there came the Internet and although I lost track of the number of Berlin cinemas that had to close down in the last twenty years, it’s fair to say that most small cinema owners are struggling nowadays – especially in a town where you can get everything, all the time, all at once. Wolf owner and founder Verena von Stackelberg is an activist, and this year’s theme of 48 Stunden Neukölln couldn’t be more fitting for her ambitious endeavour: courage. Last night, I took a stroll through the improvised interiors of her soon-to-be cinema in the heart of trendy Neukölln and met Verena for a little pre-opening talk.

6 Places To Not See The Game: In Berlin

Avoiding the game seems to be not only a difficult thing, but also an idea that mostly evokes astonishment (“why in hell wouldn’t you want to see THE game?!”) if not even total lack of understanding (“what are you, crazy?”). But it’s true – I like to not see any games, because I just don’t care. And get even a little intimidated by the crowds cheering for a certain national team. But I still like to go out, instead of backtracking into my home, closing all windows and watch a movie with headphones on.
However, the solitude and quiet you experience when visiting a place during a game that is actually not showing it, is priceless. Like this time during the first game of Germany when I went grocery shopping and there where no lines. Or during the second game when the park was so empty it felt like Christmas (only with better temperatures). However, finding those places is not easy, since football seems to be everywhere. This is why I made this little list for those, who are joining my disinterest.

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Shop in Berlin: Kochtail

When one of your favorite things to do is standing at the stove, letting your thoughts simmer like the sauce in front of you, then you might have already stumbled across this shop on Invalidenstrasse – at Kochtail one can spend as many hours as in the kitchen, a paradise for everyone who not only likes but loves to cook and bake.