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K’UPS Gemüse Kebap in Prenzlauer Berg

Gemüse Kebap (Chicken Döner) Berlin Prenzlauer Berg Close Up

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.

K’UPS Gemüse Kebap on Kastanienallee has two advantages over its more famous rival:

  1. Indoor seating: particularly welcome during a Berlin winter.  The tables and chairs are repurposed wooden pallets.
  2. 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.

Gemüse Kebap (Chicken Döner) Berlin Prenzlauer Berg Close Up

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 BudenKonnopke’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 BiergartenPrater Garten – so in the summer, a Kebap will be the perfect food for soaking up a few Feierabend beers.

JR – Wrinkles of the City in Berlin – Part 2

JR - Wrinkles of the City Berlin 12

Wrinkles of the City by French street artist, JR is undoubtedly one of the most exciting street art projects to hit Berlin.

Since I first saw his crew pasting one of the artworks at Warschauer Strasse a few weeks ago, photos of JR’s pieces have been regularly appearing in my Instagram and Twitter feeds.

Since I wrote my JR – Wrinkles of the City in Berlin post last week I’ve seen a few more of the photographs of Berlin residents on my wanders around Berlin.

JR - Wrinkles of the City Berlin 13

JR - Wrinkles of the City Berlin 14

JR - Wrinkles of the City Berlin 15

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.

Berlin Street Art Vol 10 – Various Artists

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.

ALIAS

It’s always good to find new work by ALIAS and I love the pieces that appeared in Mitte recently.

Game Over - Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Behind Bars - Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Batter Up - Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Peter Pink

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 page and other blogs – especially his potatoes.

Angela Merkel - Muss Ja - Street Art by Peter Pink in Berlin

CAZ.L

I used a piece by Berlin based street artist CAZ.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.

Ride Into The Sun - Street Art by CAZ.L in Berlin

Adoration - Street Art by CAZ.L in Berlin

El Bocho

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.

Little Lucy Hanging Kitti - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Little Lucy - Katzeneintopf - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Little Lucy's Sandwich Shop - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

ALANIZ

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.

In Hiding - Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

The Blind Prophet - Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

No Child Is Born A Criminal - Street Art by ALANIZ in Berlin

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.

Mariachi Boy - Street Art by Robi The Dog in Berlin

.FRA

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.

Vado In Miniera - Street Art by .FRA in Berlin

Wanna Buff? (Mexican Wrestler) - Street Art by .FRA in Berlin

.FRA and Robi The Dog

These two Swiss guys have obviously been out pasting together and I love this combination.

Speak Louder & Leggy Zebra - Street Art by Robi The Dog & .FRA in Berlin

Stay tuned for more great Berlin Street Art soon.

Stolpersteine 180 – 183

Stolpersteine Berlin 181: In memory of Max Sellheim (Corner of Naunynstrasse and Manteuffelstrasse)

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).

My first post about Stolpersteine gives more background about these memorials to the victims of National Socialism created by artist Gunter Demnig.

Berlin Street Art Vol 6 – Various Artists

It’s another mixed bag of Berlin Street Art this week.  If an artist has featured before you can click on their name to see more.

ALIAS

Praying - Street Art by ALIAS in Berlin

Whether they are on the street, in a gallery or show, his pieces are always instantly recongnisable.  ALIAS it seems has been out on the streets of Berlin recently placing a number of pieces.

L.E.T. (Les Enfants Terribles)

Fuck Politician - Street Art by L.E.T. (Les Enfants Terribles) in Berlin

This was one of two great L.E.T. pieces on the same wall in Friedrichshain and the first piece I’ve seen by the artist.

El Bocho

Little Lucy Kit Kat Break - Street Art by El Bocho in Berlin

Little Lucy is a firm favourite on Berlin’s streets and El Bocho is one of the city’s great Street Artists.

Dscreet & Stik

Dscreet & Stik in Berlin

I was delighted to find these pieces by London-based artists Dscreet and Stik flanking a shop in Kreuzberg.

C215

In The Pink - Street Art by C215 in Berlin

Looking Up - Street Art by C215 in Berlin

I saw these two C215 pieces whilst I was out hunting for the AliCé pieces that featured in my AliCé – Back in Berlin post, which is fitting, as the two artists are friends.

.FRA

Afro Lady - Street Art by .FRA in Berlin

Dede

Siamese Squirrel (Blue) - Street Art by Dede in Berlin

Israeli Street Artist Dede featured here recently and I found another of the Siamese animals from his Wild Life series in Friedrichshain last week.

SOON

Masked Man - Street Art by SOON in Berlin

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.

NETHER

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…

Blue Food - Street Art by NETHER in Berlin

Unknown Artists

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.

Censored - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Sternburg Stormtroopers - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Happy Birthday - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

Pink Tail - Street Art by Unknown Artist in Berlin

AliCé – Back in Berlin

Peek-a-Boo - Street Art by AliCé in Berlin

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.

Daydreaming - Street Art by AliCé in Berlin

Dog - Street Art by AliCé in Berlin

Coffee on a Cold Day - Street Art by AliCé in Berlin

Beautiful Isolation - Street Art by AliCé (Alice Pasquini) in Berlin

Girl in a Coffee Cup - Street Art by AliCé in Berlin

Whiskers - Street Art by AliCé in Berlin

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.

Couple Kissing - (Defaced) Street Art by AliCé in Berlin

If you’d like to own some artwork contact: info@alicepasquini.com.

To see my photos from AliCé’s last visit to Berlin check out my AliCé in Wunderstadt post.