A rather random picture of what Berlin looks like at 4pm right now.

Seriously: 10 Restaurants You Have To Try This Winter

Yes, I am basically sharing my winter-to-eat-list with you, as Berlin is now a city where so many new restaurants open, us very professional food-explorers need a list to not overlook one. As with all new openings some of them might still have some bugs to fix and thus deserve more leeway than the ones who’ve been around for some time. Which is the reason I rarely visit a place during the first weeks, because most of them need at least a month to bring everything up to standard. We’ve got months of cold and dark days ahead of us, that prospect will instantly feel lighter when there’s a dinner or lunch at one these newbies planned. Eat on:

Picture: stilinberlin

Guide: 10 Great Christmas Gifts From Berlin

Still don’t know what to give for Christmas? Well, why not go local and bring something from the city we all love the most? But don’t fret, this list doesn’t recommend plush-Currywurst-toys or ombre-Fernsehturm-candles, but original and beautiful products by small and independent brands in Berlin. Husch, Husch, Go shop!

Is it a donut? Is it a burger? And was it the best!?

Berlin’s Best Burger: Anniversary Edition

Thank you so much for coming by last Saturday to celebrate the birthday of our favorite food-party, Burgers & Hip Hop, with a European battle of the patties – we felt excited, delighted, happy, exuberant, bubbly, and all the things you feel when so many lovely faces show up for your birthday party. And thank you all for enjoying the burgers our local heroes and European guests served you, and voting for your favorite – we guess you also can’t wait to find out who made the best burger of the night, can’t you!? Enjoy:

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Guide: The Best Christmas Pop-Ups

Well, the present-hunting season started weeks ago, but some of us (me) are always late and thus so very thankful for the popping up of various small Christmas stores all over the city, providing us lazy shoppers with a plethora of choices to score high on the gift-giving-scale. And first and foremost, support local business and creatives – most of the shops recommended here are not made with profit in mind, but with the passion to share and support local work and thus create sustainable gift-giving. No more Mon Cherie boxes! No more random DVD-sets! No more lazy vouchers for high-street brands.

Take your time, mark your calendars and hit the streets to pay these beauties a visit:

(c) Tim Lanwerd

Berlin Art Film Festival Canteen: Dresden

Fuck, it’s gotten cold and while the cinemas are well heated, where would you go in between screenings of the BERLIN ART FILM FESTIVAL? We almost gave up on finding the right location near the Fsk until we stumbled across one of the cosiest and sweetest places the very last minute. The official festival canteen of the BERLIN ART FILM FESTIVAL will be only a stone’s throw away (shouldn’t use that expression in Kreuzberg though) from the cinema and holds warm soup, excellent coffee, homemade Flammkuchen and free WiFi for you in store. With a cinema ticket at hand you even get a small discount on the altogther very reasonably priced delicacies – so here’s the story of a wonderful place called Dresden