spending time in a metropole at the weekends can be compared to pure quality time. once again i'm able to visit extraordinary restaurants and bars, like the absolutely cheesy sixties diner in the center of berlin.
this is the functional part of our kitchen. the room per se is very large, but most of the time the action takes place in the shown corner. to make matters worse, there is a guy who - instead of helping the chef - runs around with his camera all the time... well, who might that be?
when i'm back home after a several days lasting absence we usually carry on as normal. why not starting the evening with a couple of friends (and beers) and a great dinner again before setting out for disco? the bar / restaurant essis in ravensburg is something distinctive - while being opened almost 24 hours (it's closed only from 0300am to 0930am) you can enjoy breakfast, what we haven't tried yet, or later in the day tremendous, authentic persian food, which is cooked by the chef and owner essi himself. besides music which is also personally deejayed by essi, the owner seems to like art: the facilities of essis host varying exhibitions of different art, including photography. perhaps i'm going to mail essi at some point.
days are long this week. today we were cordially invited to a workmate's place. he, his wife and the two dogs cared lovingly for us. an appetiser, two courses of fish and dessert were served. i've to admit that to a certain extent they really live in clover here, or like people would say in germany: living like god in france.
france. blue hour, somewhere in the countryside. in search of a venue for dinner we ended up at a arguably typical burger stand what was a completely new area for me: i'd really not expected to find a wheeled fast food restaurant in the middle of nowhere, where moreover for whatever reason a lot of the ordinary restaurants had closed. no idea how they manage to attract ample customers here to keep theirselves above water. all i can say is that the cheeseburgers they sell are delicious. if this is already enough to successfully operate a business i should think about changing the branch.
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reunion with the family after a long time is always a special event. everybody is excited, great food is served and old stories are told. and you realise that the next generation has finally taken command.
i'm looking forward to the next days here in our homeland, with marv and the rest of the gang.
in the past i often moaned about the minor opportunities to spend a great evening.
but i told you a few, proper possibilities, too. after a long and intense week in berlin and hamburg i was wishing for a more comfortable and smaller surrounding to enjoy nothing but the presence of tina when i arrived at home. the restaurant lichtblick gave us this environment without limitation.
great place for a tiny little town like markdorf.