June 2024


A Great Mexican Fiesta – in Berlin!

Guacamole and Chips at Tacos de Mexico

So, as I noted in my last post, last Saturday night I had dinner plans – plans involving a long-time reader, 50€, and margaritas!

The 50€ was from the fact that I performed a minor favor for a friend – a tip, as it were, and had […]

Berlin’s hip to fusion cooking: Korean Tacos!

After getting word that this weekend I’d be able to try Korean Tacos by Fräulein Kimchi, I rounded up a colleague and her plus one, convincing them to meet me at Chaparro in Kreuzberg for the momentous occasion.

Pictured above is my entrée: Chicken Korean Tacos. Also served were the Chicken Korean […]

Reason why I eat too much in the States: Carnitas

Last Sunday afternoon, after having tackled a mountain of email at my second favorite coffee shop on the planet, the 9th and Downing Dazbog, I decided that I wanted to indulge in something that one cannot get in Berlin: Great Mexican food.

I drove down one of Denver’s most infamous streets, Colfax Avenue, until I […]


Last week one of my colleagues called me to let me know that the Jena Cinestar was showing Harry Potter in the original English—and Harry Potter is something that I don’t want to defile by watching in German, so we made plans to go last night.

For dinner we agreed, because of an offhand comment […]

German Sundays

Despite having lived in Germany for three and a half months, I am still firmly in the United States on Sundays. What do I mean by that? Well, I woke up this morning at 7 – a direct consequence of going to bed at 9 last night, and had to restrain myself. I managed to […]