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Presenting an unequalled take on traditional Polish comfort food, Tak Tak - Polish Deli has been combining friendly, fast casual service with high-quality ingredients since November 2015. Owner and full-time operator Karol Kasierski opened Tak Tak to share delicious Polish comfort classics with Berlin — adding his own modern twists here and there. Take the pierogis for example, each wrapped with the same perfectly soft and chewy dough but stuffed differently: from vegan spinach and buckwheat to beetroot with goat cheese, and of course, the classic meat-filled – all are served with sour cream and a pickle, and are handmade in Poland just for Tak Tak. Alongside the pierogis, you can’t miss Karol’s take on the Polish national dish, bigos — featuring meat or tofu, sauerkraut and fresh cabbage stewed with spices, hearty stock, and various vegetables. No matter the dish, this modern deli continues to satisfy with comfort and warmth that’s perfectly suited to the season ahead. (Text: Massimo Hartmann / Photos: Emilie Wade)
Tak Tak - Polish Deli, Brunnenstr.5, 10119 Berlin-Mitte; map
Brand new, Berlin-based clothing label Adequate Archive is throwing a launch party tonight (16.11.17) and you’re invited. The menswear label, founded in summer 2017 by fashion designer Friederike Haller and graphic designer Sascha Bente, focuses on basic garments but gives them a contemporary twist with subtle details and aesthetic typographic embroidery. From coats and sweaters to t-shirts and socks, Haller and Bente started Adequate Archive to create a free outlet for themselves to experiment and collaborate with other creatives. They hope to work with a variety of photographers, typographers, and textile manufacturers to make an archive of basics, and they might even work on a unisex collection. But that’s the future — tonight, you can be the first to browse their premiere collection and even place an order with a special launch event discount. See you there! (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: Rachel Israela)
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When I stumbled across a bookshop tucked between Hermannstraße and Tempelhofer Feld, I was immediately drawn to its inviting entrance: a comfy-looking bench amidst two small trees. A closer look at their window display revealed a number of intriguing titles. The front part of the book shop is filled with works of fiction in German, from the classics to the most recently published nominated authors of the German Book Prize but also a vast array of books on political theory, philosophy, and cultural and social sciences. Making my way to the back, I walked into a cozy room furnished with a piano and an antique grandfather clock where I found a large selection of English and Turkish literature along with children’s books and second-hand books. It is easy to let yourself be inspired by the carefully selected books and trust the recommendations of the knowledgeable owners, a cultural scientist and a Turkologist. You are encouraged to stay and relax for a cup of coffee or tea, and readings take place on occasion. More information can be found on their website and in their newsletters. (Text: Christiane Hummel / Photos: Emilie Wade)
Buchhafen, Okerstr.1, 12049 Berlin-Neukölln; map
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Christiane Hummel is a student living in Berlin since 2014. She loves films, botanical gardens and cycling in the surroundings of the city.
In July 2017, we attended the first Rocket & Basil Persian Feast where sisters Sophie and Xenia von Oswald (previously of the wildly popular Das Brunch) presented delicious Persian plates that spoke of summer in the plant-filled surrounds at Infarm. The glorious evening started with a spread of shared dishes: smoky fennel salad with preserved lemon dressing, warm charred eggplant and peppers sprinkled with fried parsley, and, my personal favorite, an egg-based Iranian dish called kuku that was studded with summer vegetables and fresh herbs. There’s no better way to break the ice than to share food with strangers, and the communal evening was one of the most fun we had all summer. Jealous? Don’t be! You can attend their next Persian feast this Sunday (19.11.17) at the former GDR dance hall at Treptower Park, Salon Blechschmidt. All dishes this time around will be vegetarian, and the menu is mouthwatering with Persian spiced hot toddys, brassicas with slow cooked tomato and dill sauce, savoy cabbage saffron tahdig (Persian scorched rice with a crispy brown shell that is to die for) and much more. Get a ticket before it sells out (the Saturday night seating already did!) and experience Rocket & Basil’s fantastic feast for yourself. (Text: Devan Grimsrud / Photos: Becca Crawford, Caroline Prange)