A viable alternative to the long queues at Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap (and for me the schlep to Kreuzberg), K’UPS Gemüse Kebap has opened on Kastanienallee in Prenzlauer Berg.
Legend has it that the Döner Kebap (or Doner Kebab) was invented in Kreuzberg so it’s no surprise that it is one of Berlin’s most popular snacks.
Serving a variation on the traditional lamb or veal (a combination of chicken and roasted vegetables with the usual trimmings), Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap, is one of the city’s most popular Dönerbuden. As Mustafa’s has been in numerous Berlin guidebooks and has rightly gained a solid reputation, and achieved a kind of cult status, eating there normally involves a considerable wait.
Indoor seating: particularly welcome during a Berlin winter. The tables and chairs are repurposed wooden pallets.
A significantly shorter wait: that could well change though when word gets around.
On my two visits to Gemüse Kebap, my Döner was ready within just a few minutes and bang on the money for flavour. The meat and vegetables were well cooked and seasoned, the salad fresh, the sauce spicy and the finishing touches – crumbled Feta cheese and a squeeze of lemon – for me, the crowning glory.
Like Mustafa’s Gemüse Kebap, the new Gemüse Kebap in Prenzlauer Berg may well benefit from its proximity to another of Berlin’s landmark eateries. The queues for Mustafa’s sometimes stretch along Mehringdamm to Curry 36, whilst Gemüse Kebap is only a short distance from another of Berlin’s most popular Currywurst Buden – Konnopke’s Imbiß.
For me, the only thing missing at K’UPS Gemüse Kebap is beer but there are a number of Spätis on Kastanienallee so the beer drinker’s thirst can be easily satisfied. And it’s also very near Berlin’s oldest Biergarten – Prater Garten – so in the summer, a Kebap will be the perfect food for soaking up a few Feierabend beers.
You have until 25 May 2013 to see the Wrinkles of the City exhibition at Galerie Henrink Springmann in Berlin – a great opportunity to see more wonderful work by one of the world’s foremost street artists – JR.
New pieces appear year round on the streets of Berlin but it has been noticeable that since the weather has improved more artists have been hitting the city. With lots of great Street Art from ALANIZ, ALIAS, CAZ.L and El Bocho to name a few, the problem with compiling this post wasn’t finding good work but agonizing over what to leave out.
That just means that there’s plenty in the bag for more posts though.
It’s always good to find new work by ALIAS and I love the pieces that appeared in Mitte recently.
This is the first time I’ve seen a Peter Pink piece for myself so the first time he’s appeared on andBerlin but I love the humour in his work that I’ve seen on his Facebook pageand other blogs – especially his potatoes.
I used a piece by Berlin based street artistCAZ.L in my Dog Lover post and here are a couple more paste-ups spotted in the city lately. I don’t know much (read next to nothing) about the artist but check out the Facebook Page for updates.
It would seem that El Bocho favourite Little Lucy has spent the winter coming up with a business plan – she’s still finding inventive ways to kill Kitti who is now on the menu.
As well as the usual paste-ups I’ve found a couple of huge ALANIZ paintings in Berlin lately. Painted with giant rollers you can see more new work in ALANIZ’s Flickr stream.
Robi The Dog
I don’t know if Swiss artist Robi The Dog has moved to Berlin but I’ve seen new works from him regularly since last summer.
Plenty of paste-ups by Swiss street artist .FRA have appeared on walls and doors all over Berlin lately – I’ve seen them in Mitte, Friedrichshain, Prenzlauer Berg and Wedding.
.FRA and Robi The Dog
These two Swiss guys have obviously been out pasting together and I love this combination.
I have added the photos of the Stolpersteine I have seen in Berlin over the past week to the photo gallery here.
The Stolpersteine were dedicated to: Margareta Pohlmann (Schwedter Strasse 33); Max Sellheim (Corner of Naunynstrasse and Manteuffelstrasse); Nissim Behar, Alegrina Behar, Lea Behar and Jeanne Behar (Kantstrasse 154A); Anna Goldstrom, Clara Arnheim, Ella Rosenbaum and Ernst Lippmann (Uhlandstrasse 181 – 183).
Israeli Street Artist Dede featured here recently and I found another of the Siamese animals from his Wild Life series in Friedrichshain last week.
I have been noticing more and more black and white paste-ups from SOON in Berlin over recent months. See more from the artist on Facebook.
Thanks to Ali from Picturing England for getting in touch to let me know that this piece is by NETHER. You can see more from the artist including the same paste-up in London in her post Nether, Nether Land…
If anyone has any info about the artists for these last pieces, please let me know in the comments so that I can give the proper credit.
The insanely talented AliCé (Alice Pasquini), an andBerlin favourite, has been back in Berlin brightening the streets with her beautiful Street Art.
Knowing AliCé flew in last Thursday and spent the weekend painting in the city I had to get out and about and see what she has been up to.
I didn’t manage to find all the pieces that she has posted on her Facebook page and Flickr stream so far but what I did see was all well placed and well executed.
Unfortunately, this piece, one of the sweetest of the latest additions to Berlin’s streets (as you can see here) has already been defaced by some idiot – some people just don’t want to see beauty in their surroundings.
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