Author: Mary Scherpe

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:

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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Food in Berlin: Lokal

It’s weird how some restaurants that are clearly on my list of all time favorite places in Berlin never appeared on this site. Maybe it’s because I take them for granted? Or maybe it’s because I expect you to know them all and thus consider it not necessary to “introduce” them? But well, it’s about time I at least express my love for this Mitte restaurant serving local and seasonal dishes. It’s my go-to place if I want to make sure I’ll have a nice, affordable and delicious meal in a pleasant and pretty atmosphere. It’s one of these places that rarely, if ever, disappoint.

Links in Berlin: Summer doesn’t mean a thing.

I’d love to start this one by moaning about the weather, but I can’t because one of the links in Berlin has done a way better job (read below). So I retreat to choosing a photograph of Mitte, depicting the beauty of a grim crossing: Jessica of Best Wishes Magazine took this one of Rosenthaler Platz (and tagged it #linksinberlin for all of us to see, thank you!). And I recommend you push play on Dena’s new hit – Summer doesn’t mean a thing. Because, really. And then read away: