The only thing I know about Independence, OH — a town just south of Cleveland of which I have seen nothing but the exit ramp to the Hyatt at midnight — is that the single hot item in the hotel continental breakfast is biscuits and gravy. The gravy’s in an electric steel pot, which other… Continue reading Independence, OH
Döner kebab: This traditionally Turkish delight was brought to Berlin in the early 1970’s, or so the story goes, and given a salad-stuffing makeover — wait, what?? Germans eat vegetables?? Yes, believe it or not, after their reinvention this may be one of the healthier fast food options out there — a hearty spiced lamb… Continue reading Döner Kebab vs. Dürüm Döner
I found it! NB recommended this place on Hauptstraße from his year spent in Heidelberg. Ein kugel each of hazelnut and ricotta gelato — unusual flavors, and incredibly rich and delicious! You won’t find “ice cream” shops in Germany [or really anywhere in Europe, now that I think back on it], only Italian gelato with… Continue reading EIS PALAST
That’s right, toast and jam PARTAY tomorrow morning, IN MY CAR! Heading into Bavarian territory, first Nuremberg then Coburg. Yes, for work, but not til Monday!
[Five! Postage stamp! Excuse me! . . . the German words I have acquired on this trip thus far] Houses overlooking the Neckar; the Philosopher’s Walk is hidden up on the hill in that shrubbery. Chicken marsala and spätzle for lunch at at the Goldener Löwe [Golden Lion], a popular spot that serves five changing… Continue reading Fünf! Briefmarke! Entschuldigen!