Tales From the Road: Food and Fun in Berlin

As Susan, Sari and I are getting reacquainted with our Pittsburgh surroundings, one thing is for sure: we miss Berlin’s cuisine! From soft pretzels to eggplant roll-ups, we sampled some of the best that Europe has to offer. But as Sari mentioned in her Top 10 post, one restaurant stole our heart – Gorki Park! Its farmer’s breakfast for two was the perfect start for a day of vintage shopping. We couldn’t go just once!

Read on to hear more about the food and nightlife we experienced in Berlin!

The great food wasn’t the only aspect of Gorki Park we fell in love with. Its cute Russian decor was unlike anything we’ve seen in the US. An open dining room, assortment of old photos, and some kitschy Soviet accoutrements  set the mood for a uniquely European experience.

And while we were hunting down the next great vintage shop for us to explore, we were faced with a choice: should we continue on down the block, or wander into this interesting urban cave? Needless to say, we chose the cave!

At the end of the hall, we found a beach oasis, complete with a ping pong table, bar, and sand beneath our feet! This cute little cafe was called Studio 54, and we gladly spent an hour sipping cocktails and listening to their “Best of Micheal Jackson” as we strolled through the cluster of art galleries the space housed. There was even a drink bus!

Finally, after some searching, we found ourselves at Magnet. Boasting two dancing rooms, two bars, and a cute outdoor area, we danced the night away in German style. Sari looks so great in our Frassy Dress, and Susan is stylin’ in our Paisley Full of Pockets Dress. I was wearing vintage (shhhhhh).

This was just a taste of the great food, nightlife, and art we experienced all around us in Berlin. I can’t wait until the next Bread and Butter. Stay tuned for a preview of what we’ve ordered! Do you have any hot Berlin tips for us? Let me know! Thanks for reading, and happy shopping!


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    Robin 07/21/2009 at 12:12 pm #

    Mm, the food looks delicious.
    You all are making me terribly hungry.

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    Susan 07/21/2009 at 12:19 pm #

    Yum!! Those pancakes at Gorki were soooo good!

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    sari 07/21/2009 at 4:27 pm #

    mmmm gorki, yeah magnet!

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    Sydney 07/21/2009 at 7:59 pm #

    My Oma is from Switzerland and my Opa is from Austria (that’s “Grandma” and “Grandpa” for those hwo don’t know), so they make a lot of German-style food. The wienerschniztel (thinly sliced veal, breaded and fried), fladle soup (a type of beef broth that has thinly sliced strips of pancake instead of noodles…I’m not kidding), gurkensalat (sucumber salad), and apple strudel are to die for!

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    Sydney 07/21/2009 at 8:03 pm #

    Ha, excuse the typos: *who* and *cucumber*

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