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At the Bar
       17. March 2016       

Thanks to its dark wood and fascinating floral wallpaper, Tulus Lotrek puts guests in a relaxing mood as soon as they walk through the door. Contributing to that laid-back feeling is Ilona...

       17. March 2016       

Based on first impressions, you probably wouldn‘t associate Marc Schmidt und Amadeus Tzamouranis with agriculture. The two Berliners – one of them Greek and in possession of a few olive trees, the...

In Good Hands
       07. March 2016       

If not for the small signboard standing on the sidewalk, one could easily walk past The Bread Station without ever knowing it was there. This lack of signage, as well as the bakery’s simple set-up...

       12. February 2016       

With the opening of Ssam, it seems as though every last corner of Berlin now has a Korean restaurant. But this isn’t just another Asian restaurant — it’s a Korean barbecue. Each of the wooden...

       12. February 2016       

The decision was not borne out of desperation, like in New York. Ivo Ebert, previously of Reinstoff, decided to put the dining room in the basement because of the cellar’s white vaulted ceiling —...

In Good Hands
       09. February 2016       

Bäckerei Siebert is fairly easy to find — just look for the long line of customers waiting outside to buy their baked goods first thing in the morning. Enveloped in a small cloud of flour is Lars...

       05. February 2016       

One glance at the menu board at Tak Tak Polish Deli, and it’s quickly clear what this eatery is all about: pierogies. Customers can choose from four sorts of these Eastern European staples,...

       05. February 2016       

Inga Akhvlediani hands out the menu as her mother, Rusudan Gorgiladze, stands nearby. The two queens of the kitchen at this Georgian restaurant, Schwiliko, go out of their way to ensure every...

       04. February 2016       

It's Saturday at the Arminiushalle, and visitors slowly circulate from stall to stall to look at all the wares. At Naninka, which since December has had a permanent stand in the Moabit market hall...

       20. January 2016       

The traditional brands of beer have not continued developing and taste quite similar. The upcoming craft beer trend is counteracting this. Craft beer means manually brewed beer and usually comes...

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Berlin Fashion Week in Retrospect
       13. July 2012       

There was a synthetic thunderroll and blazing spotlights as the first model descended into the vacant, blue-tiled pool at one of this year's Fashion Week's last events. What a finale! The designs...

       28. June 2012       

When designer and performance artist Cantemir Gheorghiu walked into a club wearing a pair of cardboard glasses, he really just wanted to ridicule the current nerd glasses trend in Berlin. But when...


Tango dancers at Gleisdreieck Park Tango dancers at Gleisdreieck Park
       26. October 2011       

Since it opened in September, the park at Gleisdreieck has been subjected to quite a number of critical attacks. It's been deemed “too clean” or “too technocratic” by many. Shortly after the...

Luisa Weiss, author of  “The Wednesday Chef", blogging from a market. Luisa Weiss, author of  “The Wednesday Chef", blogging from a market.
       11. January 2012       

New York City, 2002. In order to compensate for her professional discontentment, 29-year old Julie Powell decides to cook all recipes in the cook book-giant “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”...


       08. June 2011       

Just recently, an acute case of bronchitis prompted me to set up an appointment at my doctor's office across town. Although I had left Prenzlauer Berg for surburban Steglitz at a time when other...

A handcrafted pin cushion at Bill & Em A handcrafted pin cushion at Bill & Em
       04. May 2011       

Bill & Em in Mitte is home to handcrafted plush bunnies, tiny dresses and nursing cushions. Forget off-the-rack – Mitte's League of Creatives forms the client base here, with shopkeeper Billa...


       18. April 2012       

The name of the place is a hommage to a design shop that used to reside at the same spot on Linienstraße in Mitte. Exiled Austrians have turned the former shop into a...

       25. June 2012       

If a wine dealer wants to offer a glass of wine to his customers at night, there are several senseless hurdles he faces in the jungle of German bureaucracy. Sure, safety always comes...


       17. June 2012       

Independent curators Verity Oberg, Inken Bornhold and Leah Stuhlgrager recently discovered this five story, 1924 built brick building in Kreuzberg along with the potential a place like it...

       08. June 2012       

Why are all the floors so clean? “Indians are obsessed with the cleanliness of their floors. They are constantly sweeping them,” says Torben Höke, a young photographer that looks 22...


       25. April 2012       

Prof. Robert Thurman, a scholar, author, former Tibetan Buddhist monk, is a close personal friend of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, father of five children including the actress, Uma Thurman,...

Fair Trade Coffee
       03. May 2012       

   It's hard to imagine Berlin's hotels and restaurants without these two. Not only have they introduced the German capital to Austrian coffee house culture, they're...