Jörg Förstera and Hendrik Haase, the ambitious and über-friendly duo who started out in 2015 with their popular butcher’s shop Kumpel & Keule in Kreuzberg’s Markthalle Neun, have now opened the Speisewirtschaft a mere 400m away. It is a down-to-earth, honest eatery where a new palatable meat culture can be experienced in every bite. The restaurant on Skalitzer Straße is cosy and stylish, the atmosphere warm, the service fantastic, the standard high. The menu is traditional, but all dishes come with a modern twist and are often served on customary wooden boards. Delicious, straightforward cuisine awaits, such as Grandpa’s traditional liverwurst sandwich with Spreewald gherkins, outstanding roast beef with crispy, fried potatoes, or a scrumptious dry-aged burger with mashed garlic potatoes and gravy, to highlight just a few of our favorites. Perfect accompaniments are a tasty beer or a good wine and, as a digestif, a mild Korn schnapps made from Brandenburg grain. A delicious evening in a charming atmosphere is in store for you! (Text: Lisa Strube / Photos: Speisewirtschaft)
Street art’s excitement is due to its transient nature; it emerges from a city and cannot withstand that city’s transformation over time. It is precisely this fact that is the focus of the Wandelism project. Wandelism is an amalgam of the German word wandel – meaning change – and the English word vandalism. Starting on Saturday (17 March 2018), visitors will be able to admire large-scale works of well-known graffiti and street artists such as 1UP, Dave the Chimp, Loomit, and Dejoe in a 2,000-square-meter space in Wilmersdorf. The organizers are dedicating this project to a good cause. The proceeds will not only be donated to a social project, but also fairly distributed among the artists and volunteers. Visitors will determine the amount they want to spend for admission themselves, an excellent idea. Our verdict: You should definitely mark your calendars for this one-week exhibition because there is no hope of it being extended. The building will be demolished after the show! (Text: Jennifer Prietzel / Photos: Wandelism)
Summer is coming – and with it the new festival season. We have already marked down one event on our calendars: the People Summer Festival brought to you by the Michelberger Hotel Team. This year and for its second edition, the stages and studios of Funkhaus Nalepastraße will be the venue of about 140 artists. The People Summer Festival is non-hierarchical and does not follow a strict program, so well-known musicians will be performing alongside newcomers and artists on the rise. For one whole weekend, the music itself will determine the rhythm of the day. The box office is open now! (Text: Jennifer Prietzel)
At a time when Tinder-ing is considered the norm, one might be tempted to hide their loyalty – even though, not that long ago, it was unfaithful misconduct that one tried to conceal from the prying eyes of the public. Still, everyone will want to keep this hidden gem in Berlin Mitte all to themselves and then secretly become a loyal and regular customer. This attitude isn’t completely out of the box, as even the team around the two friends Mike Krause and Nikolai Coerper, who met years ago working together at Katz Orange, has remained loyal to each other and prefer things done quietly. There is no large entrance sign, and sustainability and regional flair is of the utmost importance – certainly concerning food, but also when it comes to regular customers and being a local Kiez establishment. They rely solely on satisfied guests, like myself, to pass on this secret by word of mouth. Let’s be honest — even if the food and drinks created by barkeeper Arnd Henning Heissen (Ritz Carlton Berlin) make you forget everything around you — who likes to sit alone at their insider-tip restaurant? (Text: Christian Schärmer / Photos: HeimlichTreu)
Christian Schärmer does not want to choose between sunny or grey skies and has been commuting between Berlin and Barcelona, the two locations of his Art Direction studioProxi.me, for many years now. He is also the publisher of the provocative wine magazine, Schluck.
Art, culture, and fashion are interrelated and have a constant influence on each other. Designer Nhu Duong wants to express this idea in her store, Space 31. Here, she sells her own creations along with those of other designers, each time turning her space into something like an exhibition – as is the case with her current event, Body Unconscious. Until March 31, 2018, a carefully curated selection of vintage pieces by Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Tommy Hilfiger, Maison Margiela, Jean Paul Gaultier, and other legendary fashion houses will be available for purchase. What these designers share is an opposition to classification based on body and gender stereotypes, articulated through their use of unique shapes and lines. Their definition of beauty is far removed from the usual ideals. The clothes – whether they are high fashion or retro 90s – are, therefore, no longer mere articles, but rather wearable art. The selection of the items on display regularly changes during the course of the exhibition. Space 31’s Instagram account lets you stay up to date on upcoming events. (Text: Jennifer Prietzel / Photos: Space 31)