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A guide to Berlin

It will appear in the opener of Lips which will come out on the market in the second half of February. We will publish our guide to Berlin bars and restaurants. Michael Okraj, a designer of Polish origins, showed us around Belin.

– 18/01/2014 –

Michael Okraj: Berlin is not treated as a foreign city, more like an old acquaintance. One visits Berlin to have a nice time, to inspire oneself, to clean up the head. It always has something different, new, fresh to offer. In front of us berlin gastronomy is passing the revitalization. And one may say, even a revolution, because a covered table is more alike of a battlefield there. It is constantly growing wider in new areas. There are so many cafés and restaurants in Belin, that their owners need to make sure that each of them falls into a customer’s memory. The desire to run a ‘climatic’ café,  a furniture from Flohmarkt on Mauerpark and a punky bartender are not enough anymore. One still needs this ‘something’ which will distinguish a given bar from the rest, in a marketing language it is named as unique selling point. Gastronomy, as no other field of life (apart from the sex), isn’t stimulating as many senses at the same time. What is on the tongue in not only important anymore, the sight, smell, touch, hearing play also a major role. Berlin, following New York, London, Barcelona, stands up on food of best quality for affordable prices and on the social aspect of the gastronomy. In various restaurants customers share a large table, more and more shops combine various functions such as thematic bookshop, culinary workshops, or tastings. The most interesting places are always something more than “eating houses”.  It often happens that behind a café stands an idea such as a concern for natural environment, action for local community or the principles of sustainable development. So, the Berlin’s catering battlefield is on the one hand a conquest of senses, on the other – a landing of allied forces for community. Here are the outcomes. We present you a selection of the most interesting places, in which the everyday life of Berlin goes. The places where you will not spend a fortune (rather not) and the places which will surprise you.  In our guide will appear, among others, Kimchi Princess, Kochaus, Zeit für Brot, Oliv, Cô Cô bánh mì deli, Ø, Transit.





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