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BELYZIUM — HEAVENLY CHOCOLATE MANUFACTURER

BELYZIUM — HEAVENLY CHOCOLATE MANUFACTURER

Chocolate is good for your soul. Chocolate made by cocoa manufacturer Belyzium is even good for the salvation of your soul. The two owners, Florian Schülke and Klaus Boels, are taste gurus. They will take their time to explain the differences in the chocolate varieties they carry to each customer. Whether it is 78% or 98% cocoa, with or without salt, pepper, cherry, or coffee – the black gold will melt on your tongue leaving a lasting impression on how real chocolate should taste. At Belyzium, the process between tree to mouth – from grinding the beans from their own plantation in Belize to forming the bars – is done by the owners. This process takes up to 20 hours, resulting in a range of unique tasting chocolates. And they’re organic and vegan to boot. The cocoa husk is used for tea and cocoa whiskey, rum and gin are in the makings. This place is all about slow food and providing superb quality chocolate to the bona-fide chocoholics. (Text: Olga Blumhardt / Photos: Rachel Israela)

Belyzium, Lottumstr.15, Berlin-Mitte
Mon-Sat 10-19h; Tastings: Fridays 17-19h

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LUIBAN — AN EXCELLENT STORE FOR FINE PAPER & STATIONARY

LUIBAN — AN EXCELLENT STORE FOR FINE PAPER & STATIONARY

For all fans of traditional letterpress printing, Japanese masking tapes, or beautiful notebooks: Luiban is your paradise. Originally started as an online shop in 2009, they launched their physical shop in Berlin four years later. Stocking cherry-picked goods from all over the world, owners Michael Ruben Bandt and Kai-Stefan Luithardt have great knowledge of their items and are happy to share the stories; the wooden bookmarks are made from Bavarian walnut wood, the lovely paper boxes are made by people who are blind in Kreuzberg, the inks by a Swiss brand Abraxas are still mixed by hand, the custom-made Japanese copper adhesive tape is really made from copper, and the little bird on the postcard was printed on letterpress in four colorways with additional hand-coloring on top. If you happen to see Hiroto in the store, I hear that he’s a calligraphy artist and wrapping genius – how handy during the Christmas season; you’ll not only find amazing wrapping paper, cards, and the gifts themselves here but someone to wrap them beautifully for you, too. (Text: Nina Trippel)

Luiban, Rosa-Luxemburg-Str.28, 10178 Berlin-Mitte
Mon-Sat 12-20h

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UTA GROSENIK RECOMMENDS: SPÄTZLE UND KNÖDEL

UTA GROSENIK RECOMMENDS: SPÄTZLE UND KNÖDEL

I’ve lived in Friedrichshain for a year now. Besides Currywurst, I enjoy the countless exotic dishes offered by various little restaurants from all over the world in this neighborhood. My best friend, however, is from Allgau – so when we dine out, we often visit Spätzle und Knödel – just to make sure his homesickness won’t eat him alive. Prepare to leave all of Friedrichshain’s hipness behind you as you step into this place. Aside from the taxidermy of a boar’s head mounted on the wall, the restaurant is plain and simple; and so is the menu. Naturally, you’ll find Bavarian Spaetzle and Knoedel dumplings offered as Semmel (made with bread), Brezen (made with pretzels) or Serviettenknödel (steamed in a napkin). Others on the list are Zwiebelrostbraten, Schweinekrustenbraten, Sauerbraten, and Schnitzel (also offered with venison and boar during fall), and of course Bayrisch Kraut. Cloudy, hearty beer from southern Germany go perfectly with the food. These days, when we’re really in a good mood, we share a portion of Kaiserschmarrn or apricot dumplings after the meal. (Photos: Benjamin Lindenkreuz)

Uta Grosenik is a native of Cologne and after commuting for years, she has moved to Berlin in 2012. As a publisher at Distanz Verlag, her heart beats for books and contemporary art.

Spätzle und Knödel, Wühlischstr.20, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain
Mon-Fri from 17h, Sat/Sun from 15h

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AN EXHIBITION WITH SCREENINGS ON THE HISTORY OF THE RAF

AN EXHIBITION WITH SCREENINGS ON THE HISTORY OF THE RAF

I recently learned that the RAF had dissolved not so long ago. It was only in 1998, that a brief statement declaring its end was sent by RAF to Reuters news agency. Terrorist activities and violence nowadays are in the news everyday, and unfortunately seems to worsen day by day. That’s why I think it’s a good idea to visit the exhibition dealing with the history of RAF at Deutsches Historisches Museum starting tomorrow. It will help me to understand how terror evolved here in Germany. On my agenda for early 2015: the screening at Zeughaus Kino (a part of the museum), showing films on this topic by Volker Schlöndorff and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, as well as Christian Petzold’s ”The State I Am In” from 2011. (Text: Nina Trippel / Photo top & left:

Haus der Geschichte Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, right: Foto: Hans-Günther Quaschinsky)

Deutsches Historisches Museum, Unter den Linden 2, 10117 Berlin-Mitte
Daily 21.11.2014-08.03.2015

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CALL THE HOOD-LUM HOTLINE: NEW BERLIN PARTY SERIES

CALL THE HOOD-LUM HOTLINE: NEW BERLIN PARTY SERIES

Before Facebook and emails, people found out about parties through a word of mouth or seeing flyers and posters all over town. The guys behind the new Hood-Lum party series want to promote it the classic way, and went even a step further. No Facebook, no email; only these somewhat confusing flyers with basically no information except a phone number and a date. Of course we called and found out where it is – and who’s behind it. Find out for yourself and get some inspiration on what to expect here. Hope to see you on Saturday! (Text: Sven Hausherr)

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