We had breakfast last weekend at Till The Cows Come Home, a tiny restaurant-in-a-container that is bursting with creative, healthy, and appetizing menu. I certainly enjoyed every bite of “Heaven On A Bread” – ratatouille featuring grilled eggplant and tomatoes topped with a poached egg on a pita bread. I can’t wait to return soon to try all of their extravagant smoothies and juice blends too. All choices are made with finest, organic and often regional ingredients. You will never even notice that everything here is vegetarian or vegan. This open air location is not suitable for cold weather, thus the future of TTCCH is wide open – go while summer lasts! (Text & photos: Sven Hausherr)
Every year, there’s a hype about Berlin’s next best-kept secret lake to cool down during hot summer days. I usually just browse through online maps and search for blue spots that are surrounding the city by the thousands. Last weekend, I wanted to go to a lake that’s not too far and reachable by public transportation; we ended up at Habermannsee in Hellersdorf, a perfect place for me. It’s equipped with plenty of sunbathing areas all around the shore, grassy areas for couples, and sandy beaches with a good stretch of shallow water for the little ones. And, to top it off, the water is warm! (I for one dislike cold water). I even saw some folks BBQing, although I’m not sure if it’s allowed. Needless to say, if you can’t find me this summer, you know where I am… (Text & Photos: Sven Hausherr)
Alpine specialties and Mediterranean ingredients, plain cooking and haute cuisine, slow food and fusion food – in South Tirol, they mix and match not only different languages but also various Northern and Southern gastronomic influences. On Saturday August 2, you will have the opportunity to experience the range and richness of this region at Gluschtn und Koschtn, a South Tirolean supper club. This new project was launched by 39NULL, a magazine for society and culture, BON BOCK, a Berlin residency program for chefs, and the urban farming start-up INFARM. Having already proven their talents with pop-up Rooftop Smokehouse in Barcelona, Jacob Zeller from South Tirol and Buster William Turner from Great Britain will be encasing the smoking barrels with various ingredients together with their pear and apple wood from Lleida. Wines from South Tirol will accompany your culinary journey.
Gluschtn und Koschtn at Infarm, Glogauerstr.6, 10999 Berlin-Kreuzberg; map
Jenni Schmitt lives in the Westfälisches district in Moabit. She loves Schaubühne, Tempelhofer Flugfeld, and the flea market at Rathaus Schöneberg. She is a PR consultant for art and culture at BUREAU N.
Berlin’s Spree River is a federal waterway, more or less, which can only mean one thing: it is loud and dirty. But it doesn’t have to be – in Switzerland and in other German cities, it is a tradition to swim in the city’s rivers during summer. Back in 1998, two architects, Jan and Tim Edler (realities:united), came up with the great idea of ecologically upgrading the Spree canal. Their idea is to transform the Spree into a 750-meter-long swimmable urban river, between Schlossplatz and Bodemuseum. The staircases at Lustgarten invite us to sit and linger. The biotope area and reed beds in the upper river region of the 1.6km watercourse ensure clean, natural river water. Turning their vision into reality – target year 2020 – calls for our commitment too. For instance there is the Verein Flussbad e.V. that awaits to be supported financially or by you taking action (more info here). Let’s make this happen! (Text: Milena Kalojanov)
You don’t have to feel sad anymore as the weekend wraps up. The organizers behind the former Bar 25 and Chalet are starting a Sunday event that involves street food and honest music. Danny Faber and Andreas Söcknick found their new home at the RAW area in Friedrichshain: a place for creative artists, Sunday night owls, and foodies alike. Starting on August 3, “Village Market” will take place every Sunday from noon to 22:00. Around twenty food trucks will be offering tasty treats that range from classic to experimental. Apart from that, street musicians and theater productions will rock the boat. After 22:00, local DJs will spin the perfect soundtrack for a night after a day of feasting. Dance some and drink some – bars offer cocktails, smoothies, beer and wine – from dusk till dawn. Because Friedrichshain nights are long. (Text: Eva Biringer)