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Berlin Video: Along the Wall with Zille Quitmann

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There have been a lot of moments when I’ve been glad to have my yellow cab license, but none were as gratifying as when I told Waltraut Zille that I drive a taxi in NYC. Judging from her reaction, I thought it was safe to ask about her favorite restaurant in Berlin.

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Up Next: Riding with 1 in 10

Waltraut Zille writes down the addresses of her two favorite Italian restaurants in Berlin.

She had me at the gummy bear earrings. For the past 27 years, Waltraut Zille has been driving a cab in Berlin and moonlighting as a naturopath. During our ride from Warschauer Strasse to Alexanderplatz, she also told me – in flawless English – about two Italian restaurants she loves. ...

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Berlin and the Wurst to Come

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"It's no exaggeration to say that your average cabbie can hold forth on any subject from the best sausage in the city through the meanderings of Nietzsche, to the likely outcome of elections anywhere in the world - Berliners are that broadly learned and curious about the world and its people."

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Berlin or Bust (Or, my book for the price of a NY burrito)

When that first Buenos Aires taxi adventure started with Enrique and ended so serendipitously at Parrilla Peña, I realized two things: 1. The adventures had only just begun, and 2. Eventually, I was going to write a book about these food quests. Three years later, I'm ready to get started.

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