Bahnhofplatz 7 / 80335 München
Türkenstr. 21 / 80799 München
Holzstr. 19 / 80469 München
Tal 1 / 80331 München
located at: Augustenstrasse 56
We have Health and Mana Potions on Game Night,where you can play card games and actually any kind of games you want. Kamen made the drinks, with alcohol, of course to match, and maybe in the future we can have different themed nights, yet right now we are too busy to do anything except the bar, the food, the menu, you know for instance today I am alone in the kitchen and we are totally full. Yes, I enjoy it of course, yet sometimes, especially since we are only 3 months old, it is stressful!"
The first day I met only Kamen, who made me laugh saying, "Our menu you can not find something that isn't from everywhere!" and I laughed at the choice of words!" We have English and American breakfasts and we have brunches that are international and we have Spanish tapas after 5.30pm. A couple of days ago, a couple came in and said that they wanted to eat every tapa on the menu and we have 13 tapa entries. I asked if maybe they wanted to try the tapas first and they said that they wanted all of these and they stayed 3 hours and drank and ate every tapa entry and all on the plates. I don't know how yet they do!"
My favorite tapas are the Thymian Trüffel Fries and Kamen says, "Most people if they know what is good for them will order at least 2 tapas. We can make some pretty good drinks, too and the kitchen is only open til 9.30pm so they can stay and have some good cocktails or some cakes til midnight. Maybe a super hero comic trivia game night is in the future!"
tel +49 (0)89 - 20 109 9 2 "I have the largest communal Japanese table in Europe, which is the long traditional style tables that I first encountered on my trips to Japan 20 years since. Everybody sits down on one long table and they immediately make friends with each other within a couple of minutes. I thought the idea cool and that is the first item in my restaurant. I coupled that with the Open sushi bar that has 3 sushi chefs, the head chef being with me 20 years now, where you can see the sushi as it is being prepared. I since have added two rooms with the traditional style of sitting without your shoes on and the people love it. The room is eclectic and pretty much coincides with my additions of Japanese wine, which we made ourselves, Japanese whiskey and Japanese gin, Japanese Vodka and of course the sake with our own signature sake cocktails," says the very very cool boss of Sushi Soul, Christian.
"My happiness comes from the satisfaction of the guests and the fact that we have made many friends during the 3 years from the people that come in here every week. I like the friendliness and learning to recognize the same people all the time. It is nice. And of course when people from around the world come in here they always ask about the food and where the recipes come form. My presentation is modern with recipes from, as you say, Grandmother´s kitchen." says Andreas. "Everyday that I open the door I am happy to have risked opening my own restaurant. It is fun to create the menu and it is great to see the guests appreciate that."
O Hey! Want to meet a real Naples Man? Born in Germany? With the best authentic Pizza ever? Come meet Armando :
the Traditional Napoletana Restaurant, Da Armando, Pictured below, Armando´s brother playing the guitar at the restaurant and a dish of delicate desserts.
Armando owns Da Armando on Landsberger Staße in Muenchen. As I wondered into the restaurant near the Augustiner Headquarters I am greeted warmly from the Naples Italian Entrepreneur. He speaks only a little english and tons of German, and of course Italian. "For 8 years I own the restaurant. The food is from the Naples region, Pesce, Carni, Pizza, Pasta, and here try these," he says as he gives me cool little dolce treats..."Rafealo, Roccoco from Naples." And the friends that know me know that I eat these immediately! Yum. Especially the Roccocos.
Here the surprisingly tiny pizza that is wonderful. The cook brought it from the kitchen and yum. "It is a special Naples pizza. The Germans love the pizza. They love it." Armando says in his funny charming try at English. I know. I know. I should speak German. And at least Italian! I try but it is probably as funny as he is trying to tell me about his specialties in English! The pizza is thin compared to the traditional Naples style. "Yes it is our own homemade. It is a special pizza." I eat one slice and they save it til I come back. It is my dinner:)
I met Harold from Weinhaus Scheneider and had 3 hrs. of history, great wine, and his story. Ciao
And in Tutzing, the city right on the Sbahn line from Lake Starnberg right on the lake is http://www.tutzinger-hof.de/ a lovely house with big comfortable rooms and a beer garden and restaurant.
Hauptstraße 32 Telefon: 08158 / 936-0 82327 Tutzing
Does he eat only Turkish food? He laughs and answers himself, "I eat Bavarian food too! I love German food and I love Turkish Shis-ka-bob!" And I say that I love that too. The place is elegant and open and airy and has wonderful real Turkish food in a Bavarian open elegant restaurant setting. A must try..."we do bartending and waitressing and helping the guests. All of us. Like family. Everybody helps each other."
The sweet innocent Murat owns the restaurant, "to bring Turkey to Germany. Every year many tourists from around the world come to Turkey to vacation and I want to bring Turkey here so they don´t have to go on vacation to Turkey. They can just come here." says Murat through the help of his niece, the Munich Cowboys American Football Cheerleader, my interpreter!
Circle 5 soon to become!° Falscher Hase known as the Wrong Rabbit.
I say to Ferhat that it has a foggy feeling to it, that Henrys and that it reminds me of Virginia...where fog is everywhere especially at night.
Elisenhof, Prielmayerstraße 3 089 20928336
We´re having a standing DJ on Friday and Saturday nights and a place named Henry´s that will be bringing us burgers. The Henry´s is right across the street and they bring the burgers...the guests order these and we don´t have to do the dishes. And the DJ mingles with the crowd in a standing fashion and that way is pretty cool too. "
In addition the store is a exklusive carrier of such rare items as ferrari sunglasses and one of the rare stores that is allowed to carry one of the 31 edition Cartier sunglasses. The one in Munchen is famous for the number 2 edition out of 31 in the world...price tag? 17,000.00 euros!
Everytime I visit the store since they always do the latest in the industry of contacts I take a little fun time and try on all the glasses...I know that Lynn can't wait til I am done playing to do my contacts! but it is kind of fun to see how the glasses transform you into different people!
Ask to talk to Lynn the cool funky manager at Exklusiv Optik and she can help find some cool frames and lenses. The store is serious eyewear and has really expensive items one of a kind and yet funky 31E glasses that make one seem smart!
Brienner str.7 80333 munchen +49.89 2907 1010
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David is a English Guy...the sense of dry humore you know as he fixes his bike he comments about the characters coming in and out of the store and what he would rather be doing!
"I would like to open the store and have a coffee bicycle store...maybe with a workshop attached." I thought that he meant let people work on their own bikes and use his tools..."I would have too charge more than 5Euros to use my tools however that is a idea."Van moof bike below....cool
The funnest thing about owning the bike store? "All the people that come in. Like the one that just left!" he says laughing...and the bikes? "we've got big bikes, small bikes, city bikes, mountain bikes, tour bikes, racing bikes..." and my favorite is the Trek bike..."Yep the trek bike we got outside it is the one in the middle the black one...." Yes I love Trek....and the Principia pictured...
He has always loved racing, "As a kid I would race everywhere and my dad being a engineer he taught me how to fix the bikes. The one bike I own is a racing bike. The carbons are my favorites since they're light and you can take these anywhere." They are cool the carbons and pricey of course 5,000E and up...If you love biking it is better than a car...save and give yourself! a present of a cool bike.
Amalienstrasse 46 is where you can find a fun funky indoor and outdoor eclectic cafe of French fries as Americans say and Pommes as the German's say.
Pommes Pommes and Pommes...If a normal person eats one fish and chips newspaper wrapped Pommes every 10 days that is pretty good if however you are the way that I am I tend to eat Pommes everyday. I especially love the real fattening Pommes...and you can definitely find these here. The owner however says that his Pommes "they're healthy..." and the fattening things are the different homemade sauces lined up on the wall that you add to these Pommes. My favorite is the Hamburger Hot sauce with added Jalepeno. It is really hot if you want to try. 18 of em all lined up:)
Bernhard is the owner of the very busy restaurant but if you catch him he is a geniunely nice guy. Serious about his business...when I stood in the restaurant waiting for my Pommes at least 10 people came in ordering within 5 minutes. Hmm...maybe a Pommes franchise is in the future?' (The going rate for Munchen franchises these days? 15,000Euros! However the one here might be a little more...) When I ask Bernhard if he knows the Chicago based Moes Burgers and French Fries he says that he doesn't but that they probably go through as many potatoes per day as the famous American Franchise. 5 Guys named Mo...which go through about 65 huge Idaho potato bags per day. "I don't really know how many we do and if I did my boss probably wouldn't like it if I told you" says one of the staff who is very nice by the way... hmm ancient secret...I think we should send people into the restaurant every 15 minutes to order pommes and count how may they sell in one day!..including the ones that we eat.
Rive Gauche is well-known everywhere at Munchen. Whenever I show the website people always say, "O I know him...I know that restaurant. It is a great French restaurant." You can always tell the quality of a place if the locals and the business owners recommend it. That is Rive Gauche. The owner is nice pictured here above and with the "piano guy!". He is an authentic Frenchy. From France and you're lucky if you happen upon him at his place as he is often back and forth. He has been here more than 20 years at the same location. "IT used to be predominantly a gay neighborhood but in the last 5 years there has been a transgression to a mixed neighborhood and especially young families moving in. Everybody is open and active in the region here. I like it more today in the mixture of people coming together. It used to be closed and now it is more friendly. A great group of people here." says the young French owner Arnaud.
I sat outside of the French Bistro one night and Arnaud treated me with a lovely Burgandy from France , of course, and his own recipe of Chicken with Prune Sauce...I know it was pretty good. The people watching isthe best and you can sit along the window sill covering yourself with big fluffy brown blankets that he provides for his outdoorsy guests. Intimate cozy setting. Cool Had Fun
Thalkirchner Str. 11 Telefon 089 / 23 23 18 98