In preparation for September's week-long Berlin adventure (two interesting gigs with these guys, one of which is at some remote but provocative-looking venue pictured above, an hour outside of Berlin) here's part two of Gourmet's pretty lame Hallo Berlin! series, this installment covering currywurst. Which I tasted the last time I was in Berlin, and I must say, the city's 5am chicken shwarma joints left a vastly less delible impression. Currywurst is about half as good as things I do to sausage all the time. Go ahead and raise your eyebrows if you like.
As you may know, I haven't travelled much lately outside of some trips to the States. Some years ago, though, I used to be a fearsome-ass travel researcher, I don't know if this will be a surprise or not. I'm talking about weeks of poring over and cross-referencing a stack of variably reliable guide books, potentially countless man-hours of research that would ultimately culminate in the construction of nearly invisible, totally customized miniature maps, utilizing intricate folding techniques based on what time of day it was or what neighborhood we were in, etc.
Spy shit, basically. I think I'm all better now, but just tonight when I was briefly gripped by an impulse to do some "planning" for Berlin, I remembered that, well...much has changed. There are blogs now. Here's my starting point. This looks helpful as well.