Drinking on the Subway, And Well, Anywhere in Berlin

IMG_2834 In Berlin you can walk around with a bottle of beer or Cava or wine or well you get the picture anything drinking it freely without fear or anxiety of the police fining you (like here in NYC).  On the weekends the subway runs 24 hours and so if you are coming home late at night you see…a lot of drunk and disorderly people.  This gal above was actually on the train in the middle of the afternoon, I felt particularly worried for the dog.

The guy below had nearly polished off a bottle of cheap bubbles – a surprising popular beverage option in Berlin. Hopefully he is on the way to his dermatologist.



IMG_2857 And this gentleman just has the good sense to go to sleep.  Ah, Berlin, never a dull moment.  I will say that for all the booze drinking I have seen in my years of visiting I have never seen anyone guzzling a bottle of scotch or vodka – it’s always beer or wine – they like to get a buzz not get ugly drunk.  Which is especially appreciated if you happen to be riding the subway with them at 4 in the morning. IMG_2894

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I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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3 Responses to Drinking on the Subway, And Well, Anywhere in Berlin

  1. Frank Canino says:

    Caro marco

    Grazie for berlin stuff……… fun and fascinating…..whole different perspective on city………



  2. databong says:

    How is it possible for the subway car floors to be so clean?

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