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Loobs | | Nov 27, 2013 06:14 AM

Just arrived home after 6 days in Berlin. Stayed on Wichertstrasse in Prenzlauer Berg. Wonderful city, lots of great eating to be done at reasonable prices.

First meal took us to Zur Haxe, a 'traditional' Bavarian style joint just East of P-Berg, near. the Greifswalder Strasse S-Bahn. We were both after something 'German' (well, something Alpine) so both ordered the Schnitzel. It was excellent, came with fried potatoes and cucumber salad. A strange, kitchy restaurant decorated with various Bavarian memorabilia and Alpine scene paintings. 3 beers available: a Dunkel, Pils & Weiss. Think this meal came to around 22 euros.

Second day we ate at a new Syrian/Persian (I think) place on Simon-Dach Strasse in Friedrichshain. It was excelllent - we shared a plate of hummus and ordered a wrap each - mine was halloumi, my Dad's was a diced up kofte kebab. These were enormous. I think the whole meal worked out at about 16 euros. I'll update with the details later.

We preluded our dinner with beers at the cosy Hops & Barley, also in Friedrichshain, on Wühlischstraße - recommended, friendly place serving good homebrews. After this we moved next door to eat yet more trad. Bavarian food at Spätzle & Knödel. Again, I had a schnitzel w/ potato salad & my Dad went for a beautiful pork ghoulash. Both were absolutely superb. Expertly cooked, extremely tasty and cheap. Great beers available in this restaurant too.

The next day we ate at a pop-up BBQ joint in Kreuzberg's Markthalle IX, called Big Stuff BBQ. https://www.facebook.com/bigstuffsmok...

Happened upon this place by chance, but were rewarded with a good smoked Brisket sandwich. They have some craft beers available too.

After this we stopped off at Curry 36 and shared a bratwurst. Didn't try Currywurst once in Berlin. Don't regret that decision.

Next day I ate lunch at Dada Falafel near Oranienburger Strasse. Very very tasty falafel with all of the trimmings (hummus, schwarma meat, baba ghanoush) for under 10 euros with a drink. Highly recommended.

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