"NO!, I came to Nuremberg and I worked as a graphic designer 4 years!" CHRISTINA!
"Alright and I didn´t like it again so I opened the cafe here with my partner, who left 6 months ago. She said that she couldn´t stand the stress! Me? I love it. I am not stressed at all. I love the people, I love that I can pick my own decorations and my own team and my own cakes and my own hours. I love owning my cafe. The hardest part of owning the cafe has been the first time we had to choose the name! That is the hardest thing to do!" she says laughing and I say that is the way with choosing baby names. Hmm...what do we name it!
I love her laugh the most, which is hesitant. She holds her laughter til she finds you funny or something that you say funny and after awhile you just try to make her laugh! I only love real people. That means that if you are lazy or kind or funny or smart or silly, as long as you are you, I love you. I don´t like fake people. Of course actors are playing parts. I love actors. Yet, Christina is a baby doll. Loved her.
LOCATION. Obere Wörthstraße 10
The Flames Gin Bar reminds you of a place where you can come in with suit and tie and loosen the tie, sit back with your wingtips and sip your Gin. Or dress up a little in that black cocktail dress you have packed in your luggage and are just yearning to wear and sit with some girlfriends talking about life. Great Bar and you will have a real treat talking about traveling with Alexander.
"I know each and every Gin that I buy, the way it is distilled and who makes it and the flavor and the still, all of it, yet the people that come in here know that they love Gin. Some of the rare ones know Gin, yet most just love the way it makes a person feels." says Alexander, who is very knowledgeable about Gin! Trust me!
A and O Hostel and Hotel
Entering the Fairytail Boutique 4 star in Nuremberg, The DREI RABEN, the three Ravens.
Besides Wine and Cheese nightly for the guess, on the left is the matching themed wooden cherry tables that enhance each fable in each of the storied rooms, the coolest to me is the long hair trailing from one of the tables that matches the sculpture in one of the rooms, and the little minature glass encased train for the train foom. "The guests can sit at any of the tables, yet they usually try to find the ones that match their rooms," says Ralf.
"The only modern themed room of the Nuremberg Story Fable Hotel is the Soccer Room," says the owner Ralf,
of Drei Raben, who graciously showed me about 10 rooms as his eyes sought with intense detail to each one of these. http://www.hoteldreiraben.de/english/mythical-theme-rooms/index.html. The Coolest Item in the hotel? Hmm...Maybe the shellacked stories on each wall telling a famous Nuremberg fable, or the Replica of the only globe designed by Martin Behaim, or the Cool Soccer Room complete with the fussball table, or the Princess room, or the Train room complete with the matching wooden(light cherry wood from Nuremberg)breakfast table with the enclosed glass train, or the nightly wine and cheese for the guests, or the entire overall feeling of entering a Fairy Tale Playground while you stay in Nuremberg. I asked if the guests tended to find their fable when they ventured out into the city of Nuremberg..."Yes that is the idea. To encourage people to learn about the history of Nuremberg through the fables of each room. They often times go to find that piece of history that is portrayed in their rooms." he says. I love it. From the minute you enter the acclaimed 4 star which has "received the top 20 hotels in it's class in Germany the last 5 years and the number one hotel in Nuremberg the last 7 years" says Ralf, you feel as if you are entering a Fairy Tale Storybook.
reservations: Telefon 0911 27 43 80 Königstrasse 63
Suite Rabenspiegel at the Drei Raben in Nuremberg
The Australian can be found at Obstmarkt 26, Nuremberg.
Richard, "I at first opened the Cubano having gone and lived in Miami and experienced that culture over 15 years ago, and at the time I was a tennis coach who coached, my now wife in the US Open. Now we have a little daughter and we spend time doing my restaurant, The Australian. However, my first UnGerman food restaurant was Cubano since I loved the food and the culture. My next venture was Stockholm Bar, which is on your website, and I initiated that culture with photos of the Princess Victoria and Bjorn Borg and people got to know a little bit about that country, too. Yet, I sold Stockholm and I started Australian Bar and Restaurant about 4 years now. The Australian is my baby and the one I intend to not only keep yet to franchise in the future, perhaps in America." says the entreprenuer who has now successfully introduced the German people to 3 totally foreign cultures.
When I ask Richard if he would say he is a risk taker or a visionary he says, "Well I am definitely a risk taker. It was a huge risk to open the Australian, yet I am happy that I took that risk now." he says laughing. "I have been to Australia many times now and it is funny what we think of as Australia and the realities. For instance the kangaroo meat that many people eat here is rarely eaten in Australia. Of course it is the only place that kangaroo is found natively, yet they hit cars and do so much damage all the time that the Australians try to avoid the kangaroo as much as possible. It is a very healthy meat, though, hardly any fat since it jumps all the time." he says.
Or how about some chocolate pasta!
reservations: 0911 801 926 48
Innere Laufer Gasse 13 Reservations: Call 49 09 11 99 289 60
Cubano Restaurant and Bar in Nuremberg has "been here about 16 years yet it is a brand new owners with me and Anil," says Orhan. . "We have a cool Cuban concept here. A lot of bars offer Tapas or Burritos you know but ours is 100% Cuban. We got rid of the Burgers. We only do authentic Cuban food and we have 50 brands of Rum. From Jamaica and Domincan Republic and of course Cuba. We have the signature Hemingway and Che drinks of course and I have a funny story to tell you about the Mai Tais." he starts telling me Cuban stories. Funny guy is Orhan and Anil shows me a picture of Che and Orhan together and says they are the same! "During Prohibition, everyone from America came to Cuba to drink. It's true. The society especially high society wanted the nightlife and the drinking and they came to the then glamorous Cuba. Two Thai girls came into a Cuba bar and they ordered a drink from the bartender. He mixed the drinks up and gave it to them and they made their own original drink and named it Mai Tai. It literally means from another world." he says. I say that the Kennedy's made their fortune off of bootlegging during the Prohibition and maybe got the liquor from Cuba and maybe that had something to do with JFK. Maybe. https://www.facebook.com/pg/CubanoBarNbg/about/…"We have Salsa dancing a couple of times already and some Cuban singers that the people of Nuremberg really liked. I see in the future more Latin LIve music and dancing. I want to make it a place people know about and associate with Cuba. O and here is real Cuban Cigars. We don't sell the cigars although they're about 11euros each, yet when you buy some real good rum we give you the cigars with the rum. That is the treat from Cuba that we do." he says. I really liked the Authenticity of the Bar. It has a worn wooden talbes teel to it and dusty type walls of muted colors. "The music is Cuban and I know you say you love it yet if you are here like we are 12 hours a day you 're mind starts going in circles. They used to play electro music in here and now we did away with anything unless it is real Latin Mjusic. That is why people come here." he says. It is GREAT food I had the fajitas and one order is plenty for two people. HUGE, Loved the bar and the food and the atmosphere and it is a great place to sit and have a great mellow night with friends.
Ahmet, the owner and reality trainer of Fight Mentality in Nuremberg and a couple of his very real videos. Ahmet is Kurdish and is born in Germany. He has had his studio in Nuremberg for 18 years. If you are a adventurous traveler and would take a class with Ahmet call or facebook in advance and arrange to do that. It is 80.00euros for a private one hour lesson yet he said if a couple of people want to take classes he can do that too. The phone of the studio is Germany code and 49.175.12 37 140 and the facebook is https://www.facebook.com/Fight-Mentality-PFS-1796372487568…/and the email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I promise if you Come to Padelle d'Italia in Nuremberg you will fall in love with these Italians and the food is amazing. The chef is the sweetest and the Capo is just as sweet. They were getting ready to be SUPER busy about 5 minutes before I showed up and only had time to kiss the chef on the cheek and see some great pictures of food from Antonio! Hope you enjoy it. The famous Sicilian and Basilicata Italian Restaurant in Nuremberg, Germany. Located at Theatergasse 17, and Lauf, Germany at Marktplatz 18. Padelle dÍtalia http://www.padelleditalialauf.de/de/
The wonderful Seafood of the Padelle as the young apprentice chef prepares the Octopus. And the menu features, Salmone al Pepe rosa, Scampi all´Aglio, along with famous pizza and Bistecca Siciliana Steaks:)
Theatergasse 17, Nuremberg, 091 12 74 2130
"My top bartender has been here many years and he has built up a wonderful selection of 80 cocktails, some of which are his specialty. His famous one is named the AVIATOR 93." says Ayean. "Yes I would love to learn yet everytime I ask to him to teach me he says that he is busy," says the young girl who loves her boss. I say that maybe he likes to keep his secrets secret! That way only he knows how to make these great bar cocktails for the guests! The coolest thing about Ayean is that he laughs all the time. If you are in a bad mood or feeling bad about yourself just go in and have a dinner with Ayean. He will make you feel like you are the funniest person alive. He laughs at everything you say. I felt like now I am a comedian.
Innere Laufer Gasse 21/ 49-091124 26 165
"We have the shelves with only about 280 beer selections on now. Why? Because at Christmas for some unknown reason People love buying beer as a present!" Steffen jokes. I say that maybe they bought the beer for themselves as a present to help with all the stress of buying other´s presents! "Yes yet here Christmas was absolutely crazy and I now have 3 people helping me!" he says.
And the usual amount of beers on the shelves? "We usually have about 330 to choose from." he says."One of my favorites is the chocolate stout. That is only a winter beer. They do pale ales in the summer." Is Germany the best brewing country in the world? I ask. "Yes in the traditional beers since they´ve been brew master´s at least since 1040 which is when the oldest beer company has been brewing beer, yet the Americans are the best in the Craft Beer Arena. They´ve been making craft beer since 50 years while the Germans have only really started the craft beer process the last 5 to 7 years." says Steffen. "Nuremberg only has 4 Craft Beer Breweries. All of which I carry."
The Nuremberg Brewery that is my favorite is the Eppelein and friends. I am not sure why he names it and friends since only one is Eppelein yet he does. It has the picture of the knight and horse that he jumped the wall on the beer. The legend is in the castle of Nuremberg and it is Eppelein´s last request which is to sit on his horse. He takes the horse and jumps the wall and escapes! Quite the story and the beer is pretty good too!" says Steffen. "Of course later on in life, many years later, he was captured at a Beer Festival and executed!" I guess that is the Beer Brewery being funny! Life by the beer die by the beer!
I ask Ahmet where he met his wife who is American and he says, "I met her at a Disco." Haben Sie sich auf den ersten Blick in der Disco verliebt "Sie verliebte sich auf den ersten Blick" Above for the ones who need to speak English with the German, I asked if his wife fell in love at first sight? He laughs and smiles and says, "My wife fell in love with me at first sight!" O okay! He is a funny guy!
Tel.: 0911 / 44 50 98
Say hi to Cafe Mexx in Nuremberg next time you travel to that cool location...it is a huge sand beach shisha party bar...the Party Entertainment director, is Ahmet who is the owner. Cool! Right opposite the Central Train Station opposite side of the city...take number 23 exit out the side opposite away from the city. Above is Esin and she takes lessons at the Fight Mentality Club which is right around the side of MeXX. "I love working with Ahmet because he is my brother." Yuna? is he fun? I ask.
What is fun for you Ahmet? At the Club? Why is it a lovely place to own? "I love the people and I love young people and because Nuremberg is a history city and when I am a child I live in Istanbul and the city here is a little Istanbul for me! and it is international here."
The above group, students at Nuremberg on the way home from the Christkindles, "Yes we all study and we love the Christkindle Markets so we can meet friends." They say. the third one says, "I am a model student..." and he poses for me..."I am..." and I write the response in phonetic English..."Ich Munster Ich vera Hackenfolo" which translates to I am totally drunk as fuck!...I guess and that is my new German phrase that I learn the day. Usually it is Gutoon Tag or Good Morgan or Bitte but tonight is a funny night... The three guys say that they study hair and cosmotology laughing and the girl says that she is an engineer! (i assume they´re kidding!)
PLEASE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
More Glub winers..."We´re students and WE LOVE GLUB WINE"
Christkindles warming up with Mulled wine... and the students pictured to the left? "We´re from Frankfurt!" yells Natalie the third one pictured. "I am Ann-Maria! It is a German name!" yells the first one on the left... then Natalie says, "Do you know Farber pencils? They sold 2 billion pencils last year..." "Yes," says Manu, "They have rubber on one end and a thing to write with on the other...do you know what they´re called in America?" I start giggling and say um do you mean erasers? "It´s the thing that when you write it wipes off the writing..." I tell him that is an eraser... "We´re all at Frankfurt and we´re all interns at Procter and Gamble" they say and I ask if they know that Procter and Gamble were accused of as a Satanic worshiper company and had investigations about 16 years ago. That Johnson and Johnson is a much better company. "No no it is a nice company to work for Procter and Gamble but we´ll google it...they say and continue on their way! So I thought okay here is two sides of the story and we can let the matter rest!
"I´ve owned the restaurant now about 21 years. I am 44." Udo says when I ask how someone so young can own a restaurant that big and cool in Nuremberg 21 years! "I am old. 44 is old." he says...um okay..."It is typical Bavarian of course. The reason that people come here all the time is that it is Bavarian yes but it is Old Style Bavarian food from 50 years. The majority of people that come is the people that live here. Yes we have a lot of people from international countries the tourists. But it is a lot of people that live and make their lives here. I love the little Huts...that is what I call these little sections. " O I say that is the cabins. "Yes I wanted little huts and little cabins for people to feel comfortable in. That is why each of these is made to look like a little hut. The wood floors and the seats come from cabins that had been there about 300 years. The woman before me brought these in about 45 years ago. And the musical instruments. I brought these." he says a little shyly. I kind of like the little musical instruments. Thre is even an accordian hanging from the ceiling pictured here. http://huettn-shop.de/ +49 (0)911 2019 881http://www.huettn-wirtshaus.de/home/
Bergstrasse 20 Nuremberg near Castle:)
When I ask Udo if the benches above in the little Cabins come from Church he starts laughing, "I don´t know a lady brought these in before I came and they came from Huts and Cabins. I loved the huts and that is why I named the Restaurant Huttin. My brother has a farm and it is a vineyard and we have our own wine. It is from the Meyer family. That is the name." When I ask if I can try it. he gives me a little taste. Yum:)
Here...the wine. It is really good and strong!:)
+49(0) 911-22 70 09 Jakobsplatz 22
CEO: Shane Samson
Samson is an artisit himself and on the walls you will see in addition to the art and sculputures that he collects a variety of his own paintings beautiful, haunting and intriguing.
The owner of the Mount Lavinia, a Ceylon and Thai Restaurant in Nuremberg, is a nice guy. He let me try a beef and curry dish and the food is really really spicy! "You said you wanted a 6 and here is the spiciest that we have." He laughs as I wave my hand in front of my mouth and say, "water water water..." Yes it is SPICY yet is totally good too. The family comes from Sri Lanka. "I opened my first restaurant here almost 25 years now. The first 10 years awful. People especially the German people didn´t see the need to try Sri Lanka food! Yet they´ve come to appreciate it and now they love it. The international tourists of course love Thai food. And since I am a interpreter and go back and forth to the big city and still do interpreting it helps me with my business contacts..." Yes o hey would you love to try Thai food at my own restaurant...make a lot of friends that way:)
Now my favorite couple...these two you should save your last penny and if you only have enough to buy one Irish beer at Molly Malone´s or one English pint at The King´s Arms come and chat with Bettina and George. I liiterally could chat with Bettina forever a woman to woman chat of "o wow you did that? I am so impressed." " O cool you did that ? wow that is so cool!" Loved love love her and her soulmate and funny parnter is George. A investor and world traveler who settled in Nuremberg since the 8 years that he has met Bettina. "I walked into the pub one night. You know wanting a little English language and culture and after a couple of pints I kept noticing this woman. I thought...I bet she owns the pub just by the way she talked to the guests and the way she held herself. And Yep she of course does. We´ve been together ever since. She is an incredible woman." And she is. https://www.facebook.com/thekingsarmsnuremberg if you would love to chat and introduce yourself send her a facebook. George is a happy person that travels back and forth from The King´s Arms helping his life partner Bettina and to Molly Malone´s the Irish pub helping his friend Tony. He himself is in investments.
"I don´t have people that work for me," says Bettina, " I have people that work with me. There is no such thing as an employee in here. We´re involved in the community. When it is slow here at the pub I involved myself in the Christkindles where I work from morning to night everyday and here at the pub at night. " I admire that and say that as a Quaker we are community involvement first and to thine own self last!
Tony is a CHARACTER... that is all you can say...he talks a mile a minute in that Irish Brogue and has 1,000 stories to tell you in about one minute.
The pub has dart champiionship tournaments and live music downstairs in the huge rooms. In addition the famous song writer singer that wrote the Irish song, "Sick Note" comes here to sing. "Yes he just walks in whenever he feels like it. He comes in. Says mind if I sing tonight and of course we all stare gallywagged at him and say Yes!"
George says, "I am the guy that brings Bettina her chairs from a friend of a friend that is redoing a hotel and has free chairs..." George laughs, "You know I am useful in these kinds of ways!" He is a great guy and lovely conversationalist.
I say that I love the little book corner and Bettina says, "Yes that is the place where people can come in an relax and read a book and they can bring in a book and take a book home with them..." Wow a free library that lets you drink English pints...hmm cool idea.
"You must come for Christmas Dinner, " Tony says, "Every year I have Christmas Dinner here and I cook it myself. It is a way to say thankyou to all of the loyal friends that I have. And of course if you are in the Bavarian section please come..." Tony invites me about 50 times during the conversation which is totally sweet since a reporter away from home is rarely with family on Christmas. "The pub is many memories...you see Micheal Collins picture here, and here is the family of an Irish farmer being evicted from his home about 126 years ago and here is what happens to these families...they´re harvesting potatoes...it was really hard growing up in Ireland..." he says as we walk from picture to picture to see the lives of the spirits of the people that make Molly Malone´s Molly Malone. I say that I do all I can to help the potato farmers and me and my friends eat as many baked potatoes at the Christkindle mercatos as we can... Which is of course all that we can afford.!
"Tony is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. He is the manager of the Pub and has been with it the last 15 years. He is always here and has so many friends you wouldn´t believe. I am his silent behind-the-scenes friend that tries to help him whenever he needs it, " says George. You know, George is a good friend to have!