Author: Mary Scherpe

Berlin’s Best Burger: Winter Seasoning

Oh my god, this was everything!! You all showed up to get that heat going: steaming hot grills, boiling dance-floors, extra spicy sauces, and belly-warming buns. Celebrating, partying, and feasting despite winter is what we did at last Saturday’s Burgers & Hip Hop winter edition. All with the goal to find the most scrumptious winter burger among the competitors. We collected almost 600 votes for our talented grill masters, read on to find out who won the crown!

Escape: Forsthaus Strelitz

When one lives, works, and breathes in Berlin it’s easy to forget that this miraculous monster of a city actually sits in the center of a quite pastoral landscape, with loads of lakes, fields, and forests. And a gorgeous farm-to-table restaurant in the midst of Mecklenburg’s woods. Here, instead of serving plain old Schnitzel with potatoes and gravy like so many country inns, chef Wenzel Pankratz is creating unpretentious and elegant menus centered around the quality of the produce they grow. We spent an evening, night, and morning in this picture-perfect paradise, and you should too.

Turkish in Kreuzberg: Doyum Restaurant

Kottbusser Tor is a gritty place, especially in January, when ice cold winds and low grey skies make it look even uglier than usual. However, in between sketchy corners and broken windows lie some extraordinary delicious and friendly places like Doyum, an Anatolian restaurant with an open charcoal grill, and an especially delicious version of a classic Turkish dessert: Künefe.

Coming up: Burgers & Hip Hop Winter Seasoning

We’ll heat up the grills, pack on the chili, and invite you to get hot on the dance floor: Burgers & Hip Hop is back on February 4th for its annual winter edition at your favorite club Prince Charles. Freezing temperatures outside don’t prevent us from having all the fun inside. We invited five burger stars from all over Berlin to serve you their bestest take on a burger, added some delicious baked waffle-muffin-hybrids, loads of beats, a couple of drinks and ready is your perfect winter remedy.

French Toast in Friedrichshain: Fine Bagels

It’s fair to say, that I was already growing impatient when it came to Fine Bagel’s Challah French Toast Sunday. So my heart jumped a little when I saw the new announcement on their social media. I attended last summer, and then missed out on at least three of them because I was traveling, and then I guess they took a little break but now they’re back! Why I’m that excited: because Challah French Toast is amazing! Made from the Jewish Challah bread, which is dipped in a very vanilla egg mixture, fried to perfection, and then served with maple sirup it will give you all the good feels needed.