The latest wave of ‘Berlin is super cool’ articles have hit the web with international big names like Rolling Stone and New York Times spear heading this latest Berlin buzz. It’s not the first time such buzz has been created about Berlin, nor is it even the first time that such things have been published in the likes of New York Times. But yet, like always, these articles have seemingly had life changing affects on the “locals” which has led to response pieces like ‘Berlin Is Over. What’s Next?‘ on GAWKER and even a response to that response piece ‘No One Is Happier About Berlin Being ‘Over’ Than Berlin‘ (actually a decent read) on The Atlantic Cities. But why do the original articles have such a profound impact on peoples lives here? And why the hell do people even give a fuck if Rolling Stone releases an article about the now widely known Berghain?
For those of you who may have been sleeping under a rock or maybe just not paying any attention to all those hipster blogs this week, this weekend the month long ‘drinks market’ The Bar Market will open its doors for lovers of all types of alcoholic beverages.
A large variety of drinks including various cocktails, cider, whiskey, beer and even a shot-sized mini cocktail called I shot the Sheriff, to name a few, will be available for purchase from various stalls featuring some of Berlins best bar tenders. For more information on drinks available, check out Stil in Berlin‘s special The Bar Market post.
This event, like many of your similar market events, will be a hot event and is probably best to get in early or maybe wait to the 2nd or 3rd weekend to check it out. For other events this weekend, check out the What’s on Weekly sidebar on Mogli Oak Berlin.
Mogli Oak Berlin‘s interest in Street Art has led to the creation of a new Facebook page, Berlin Street Art. The page is new and has only a small archive of images, but if you are a fan of Street Art and you wish to keep up to date with what’s new on the streets, ‘Like’ the new page and see it grow.
As Berlin’s international film festival Berlinale starts wrapping up, I thought it would be nice to share one of the classic films that was being screened at this years event.
There is something brewing in Berlin… literally! Over the last couple of years there has been an explosion of locally made beers, spirits, juices and soft drinks to hit the shelves of Berlin shops, cafes and bars. But there is one type of drink that is growing in variety faster than any other. And that is drinks containing Mate!
Whether you are after tea, ice-tea, beer and/or a soft drink, there is seemingly a type of drink containing mate for everyone. One such example of this is the new and refreshing Berliner Mätchen apple and mate schorle.
Photo via Berliner Maetchen
It has been reported today that the amazingly talented actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in his New York apartment. It is yet another gifted person that has left this world to soon.
Hoffman has played many memorable roles over the years with one of my favourites being in the Charlie Kaufman film Synecdoche, New York.
Tonight, remember Philip Seymour Hoffman and his much celebrated acting career by watching Synecdoche, New York or maybe one of his other amazing films.
To many people in Berlin, Turkish food means little more than that dirty Döner Kebab you get on your way home from a drunken night out. But the Döner Kebab certainly is not the be-all and end-all of Turkish cuisine, there is a plethora of other amazing dishes including one of my favourites, the Adana Kebab.
Traditionally the Adana Kebab is skewered spiced lamb meat that is cooked over the flames of an open fire. This delicious Turkish meat can be found in many Kebab shops and restaurants around Berlin, but if you are after one of the best, if not, the best in Berlin, I recommend Doyum Grillhaus.
Cold weather inevitably makes us retreat indoors where we all become grumpy, sick and sexually frustrated (if you are single… if you’re not, then you’re probably getting plenty). I cannot stand to be inside for days on end and I personally have to get out of the house to feel alive. But what is there to do during winter in Berlin that isn’t going to be the death of you? For starters, you could visit an indoor market!
It is true that by far the majority of markets in Berlin are outdoors, however there are a couple of markets that take place indoors away from that relentless weather.
Markthalle Neun: Is one of your best bets for market action indoors. They host a variety of events including their regular Street Food Thursdays and Wochenmarkt, as well as cheese markets, dessert markets, designer markets and the occasional flea market. To keep up to date with what is going on at Markthalle Neun, you can follow them on their Facebook or stay tuned to Mogli Oak Berlin.
The initiative group ‘100 percent Tempelhofer Feld‘ were today given the extremely positive news, that their attempts to put the Tempelhof issue to the people, had been successful! A successful gathering of 185,328 valid signatures, slightly over the required 174,117 (or 7% of the population), has forced the city to grant a referendum, that will be cast at a yet to be determined date. This is obviously positive news for those wanting to keep Tempelhof in it current park form, however, I do advise not to get too excited.
Just over a week ago now I reviewed the amazing M & G’s Rib Roll that I devoured at the Christmas edition of Bite Club. Last night at another Street Food type event, Burgers and Hip Hop, M & G’s Rib Roll put their ribs to the side for the night and cooked up a deliciously juicy burger.