Last month, I fell in love with Lisboa. Being there for the first time ever (first time in Portugal even!), I was overly excited to try as many Portuguese dishes as I could: From oven cooked octopus to freshly grilled sardines, from dozens of Pasteis de Belém to ice cold Mazagran (coffee with lemon and sugar), I ate my way through this lovely city, walking up and down the hills, enjoying the many different districts and just having the best of times (seriously, I loved it). Staying in a lovely AirBnB apartment just off Jardim do Príncipe Real (very recommendable location, you can walk almost anywhere and there are a plenty of cafés, eateries and shops around.) I was lucky enough to have local guides leading me to the nicest places and of course can’t wait to share my eating experiences with you, just in case you ever find yourself in the city and don’t know where to eat.
Author: Mary Scherpe
Italian cooking is always kind of falling off the table when I think about interesting things to try and explore in Berlin. It somewhat is such a staple, that I tend to not think too much about it… But then, it’s such delicious food with so much potential…! Anyhow, I just recently heard about a fairly new menu-restaurant at Lausitzer Platz in Kreuzberg and so I cycled down from Mitte one surprisingly beautiful evening last week to taste-test Nudo with a friend.
I was hesitant to call this article “Escape”, Grunewald obviously belongs to Berlin, yet everyone I know needs at least 30mins on bike, train or in car to get there. And I definitely go there to escape the city, to enjoy the forest, the lakes and all the oddities this richest of all Berlin districts has to offer. And when I was asked by Heineken to name my favorite five places in one of my favorite districts for their new “Open Your City” campaign and brand new heatmap, I immediately knew it was this.
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Sadly, the Bar Market, this lovely event serving all kinds of cocktails, wines and other booze, is not happening anymore, but the urge to create a new event circling around stellar alcoholic beverages persisted. Sommeliers Helen Mol and Billy Wagner teamed up with Kavita Meelu and Prince Charles to bring us: champagne – not the ordinary bubbly wine, but the speciality from France – in a never before seen variety. As if that weren’t enough, they’re adding Disco music, disco balls, delicious food by Parker Bowles, Vogueing (!) and there we have it: The Champagne Studio, happening for the first time this Sunday at Prince Charles.
Have you already recovered from Saturday’s Burgers & Hip Hop bash? We’re still struggling, to be honest, but got back on our feet only to count the votes you guys gave for all the fabulous burger vendors grilling patties until late at night.
Because three-time in a row winner District Mot took a break due to a lack of staff (everyone being on vacation), the field was wide open for a new winner and the excitement of the vendors as well as of the audience was noticeable. (Some people even handed us voting sheets on the dancefloor when the burger floor was closed.) Naturally, we’re all excited to see who won the title “Berlin’s Best Burger” this time!