Charlottenburg

The Brutalist architecture in Berlin

After World War II, which laid waste to major areas of Germany – especially in its capital Berlin – architecture found fertile ground for the implementation of new concepts and techniques, and the use of new materials in attempts to predict the future. Architects, especially in the former West Germany, debated whether they should rebuild the

Monkey Tunes // Mandel Turner

Every month our Monkey Bar crew brings the most impressive DJs of the city on stage. This time it is Mandel Turner! Photo from Facebook event’s page Born and raised in Brooklyn, Mandel Turner’s roots can be traced to the gospel choir where his rich baritone voice was first discovered and nurtured. Later on the influences of early

The Butcher Burgers

Great bugers in the West Side! The Butcher is a new addition to Kantstrasse in Charlottenburg and reiterates the vocation of this stretch as a foodie strip in Berlin. Photo from The Butcher’s Website To be honest, this area has long been associated with respectable Asian (Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Taiwanese) food options. It has even

Madame Ngo Vietnamese Restaurant

For the longest time Kanntrasse in Charlottenburg has been known as Berlin’s little “China town”. At least when it comes to food options. We have personally had great mealsin this area since we moved to Berlin and have enjoyed watching its food scene florish. We are happy to report that MADAME NGO VIETNAMESE CUISINE is a new and

Berlin’s enchanting Christmas Markets

DISCOVERING BERLIN’S ENCHANTING CHRISTMAS MARKETS is certainly one of the highlight activities of the year. From the last weekend in November until right after Christmas the city is “inundated” with some of the most magical and chanting Christmas markets. In fact, there are more than 60 of those throughout the city. Locals gather

PAPAYA TRUE THAI FOOD

Yes, it’s true. Berlin has an amazing number of Thai restaurants. It is also true that most of them serve ok thai versions of dishes. There is a handful, however, that truly embrace thai food in its spicy and exciting glory. Papaya True Thai Food is definitely one of the latter.  And they have five locations around town! That said, we have
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