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Berlin Dispatch: Rogacki Forever

rogacki exterior

A few days ago I met a Berlin taxi driver named Zlatan who told me his favorite place to eat is Rogacki, the superdeli/marketplace in Charlottenburg that started out as a smoked fish stand back in 1928. Once a week, Zlatan stops by the cafeteria at Rogacki for fried codfish ...

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Berlin Dispatch: First Food Sweep


An informal food survey of the cabbies at the Helsingforser Strasse taxi stand in Berlin (Friedrichshain) in my (still) horrible German led to a solid round of things to eat. After following their leads from East to West, here's a round-up of what I tasted during my first few weeks in the German capital. An auspicious culinary overture, don't you think?

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Berlin Dispatch: Blue Tango, China Snack

China Snack's menu: the delivery fee is still in Deutsche marks.

Steve has probably never listened to tango music - and he's probably never traveled to Buenos Aires. But the Berlin cab driver wears his melancholy on his sleeve as well as any Buenos Aires tanguero.

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