Berlin, Day 2

Today was a day devoted to companies.


After a leisurely breakfast I went over to the Kreuzberg area of Berlin where Clue is located.  Before meeting the team I stopped by Voo Store that is a concept store.  Big airy feeling with a coffee bar attached.  Will probably go back there this week and spend a little more time over there.


I met with the Clue team and had lunch right near the store at Anaveda, a vegetarian restaurant where they eat daily.  I had the curry plate.  Pea, carrots, cheese and rice.


We went back to their offices and talked for awhile.  Having this window in their office is so nice.

I jumped on the subway and made my way back to Mitte to meet with MiMi for about an hour plus.  Fred joined me and Clue and at MiMi.  It was fun to do these meetings with Fred.


Then afterward there was a party for the Atlantic Summer BBQ that is essentially all of Christophe Maire’s investments.  An impressive group.  Many of these companies are house at Soundclouds old office space so I have been on this rooftop before.  Great place for a party.


There was a crepe guy there who is friends with the entrepreneurs behind Clue.  Really delicious.  One of the drums is set at 250 and the other at 200.  Interesting  Never knew that.


Then Fred and I walked over to Borchardt.  We had gone the first time we were in Berlin.  Had fond memories.  The food is sub-par but we had a good time nonetheless.  We started with a dozen oysters that were plump briny and quite good.


We split both entrees.  The sea bass with a mixture of chopped tomatoes, avacado and something else on the side.  This really was not good at all.   Poor presentation and really not well cooked.


Their big thing is supposedly the best veal schnitzel in town.  It is fine.  Don’t rush.

tomatoesThe tomatoes on the side were at least a small taste of summer.

We went back to the hotel, had a glass of sweet wine on the roof to watch the sun set before calling it a day.

Note: I have found WordPress to change the way photos are uploaded daily.  Maybe it is Chrome but I find the whole process insanely frustrating.  If anyone has any suggestions please feel free to help me.


Comments (Archived):

  1. William Mougayar

    Curious why is one drum at 200 and the other 250? is it if you like them more crispy vs. softer?

    1. Gotham Gal

      the first one is at 250 where you first role out the crepe. then you flip it over to the 200 one to let it cool?

      1. William Mougayar

        Ah, maybe that’s how they achieve one dark side and one more white? I guess it took German precision to figure that out 🙂

        1. Gotham Gal

          ha. they are precise people.

  2. Clue

    We were very happy to have you visit and have lunch with us!-Lisa + the Clue team

    1. Gotham Gal

      Me too!

  3. Sara

    what seems to be the upload issues with wordpress?

    1. Gotham Gal

      the photos. every time i upload them there is another issue and i have to figure it out again. it is so not user friendly. you have to upload into media. then you can’t see it in media so you have to move over to something else and return to media to see it. then you upload the photo and it is huge. then you go to fix it and it won’t let you make any changes. so i upload the photos and then i save the post. for some reason after i do that i can go to each photo and fix it but it has to be done custom although a few days ago it was able to do small. it is terrible.