Seymour Gris

Everyone heard of the disastrous PR stunt when hipster-vegan diner Dandy Diner opened in April. But now that the dust has settled, here's the secret: It's actually really good. From ´tasty burgers to sandwiches, this is vegan to fill you up! more

Oct 17, 2016 11:30 AM Food

Seymour Gris: Fragmented Volk

The Berlin election results are a big thumbs down for the status quo. more

Sep 19, 2016 2:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: Kultur for the 90 percent?

Who is Germany's state-funded culture really for? Should more be done to attract "diverse audiences" to Berlin's cultural institutions? more

Sep 9, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: An Autobahn through Friedrichshain?

A new inner city highway no one really wants could destroy the chances of a progressive city government after the September 18 election. more

Aug 23, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog 4 Comments

Patrick Groth is the man behind Centro Italia, a mini-chain of Italian grocery stores, each containing impressive trattorias serving impressive lunch. more

Aug 15, 2016 1:45 PM Food

Seymour Gris: Return of the AirBnB monster...

You thought Berlin had a plan to get rents under control? Think again! Because of a recent court decision regarding the so-called AirBnB ban, it looks like we're on the way back to the same old shithouse. Gris explains. more

Aug 13, 2016 4:10 PM The Berlin Blog 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: E-cars are not the answer

Electric cars always seemed like our great environmental hope. But after last weekend's Formula E Berlin e-Prix car race, Seymour Gris got to thinking. Are they really all they're cracked up to be? more

May 24, 2016 12:45 PM The Berlin Blog 5 Comments

Seymour Gris: Berlin will never be braun again

Gris' heart is swelling with pride. Although it's disheartening that a neo-Nazi march disrupted the governement quarter, the 12,000-strong counter-protest shows there's still hope for Germany. more

May 9, 2016 4:00 PM The Berlin Blog

In Mitte, sometimes finding a good, quick, warm and affordable lunch does feel impossible. Enter Mr. Vertigo, offering one of the least pretentious, most satisfying working person’s weekday lunches around. more

Apr 18, 2016 12:00 PM Food

Seymour Gris: Shut up, it's Berlin!

And you have spoken! Berlin's new slogan, according to us, is... more

Mar 4, 2016 4:00 PM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: 365/24?

You read correctly. "365/24" is Berlin's new official advertising slogan. And in English, no less. Does this represent you? What do you think it should be? Tell us in the comment section and win a one-year subscription to Exberliner! more

Feb 29, 2016 11:00 AM The Berlin Blog 40 Comments

Seymour Gris: Cyclists of Berlin unite!

Frustration with the Senat's failure to reshape dangerous intersections and widen inadequate lanes has given birth to a new citizen's campaign, the Volksentscheid Fahrrad, Seymour Gris explains and has a few ideas of his own. more

Feb 23, 2016 11:15 AM The Berlin Blog

Seymour Gris: German savagery

Villagers in Saxony show once again the very worst side of Germany. more

Feb 20, 2016 12:13 PM The Berlin Blog

Prenzlauer Berg has a new ethical eats joint, this one a burger fusion bistro that sources its wild pig from the Brandenburg countryside. A tad on the pricey side, it should nonetheless fit in well with its surroundings. more

Feb 15, 2016 1:00 PM Food

The raw-vegan banner flies on at Rawtastic, a casual all-English-speaking Prenzlauer Berg bistro, where leaving hungry isn't an option. Get your raw fix with an abundance of burgers, pizzas and drinks. more

Feb 15, 2016 11:00 AM Food 1 Comments

Seymour Gris: The to go cup tax

There's a lot going on in the world today. But that doesn't mean there's no time to act local. Disposable coffee cups create an absurd amount of waste and the Berlin parliament plans to do something about it. more

Feb 3, 2016 12:00 PM The Berlin Blog 7 Comments


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February's all about comfort food, and there's nothing more comforting than a big plate of Polish dumplings. From old-school to bio street food, here are three places to get your pierogi fix. more

Feb 1, 2016 1:00 PM , , Food

Seymour Gris: Reining in the landlords

Yes, we have a Mietbremse (rental price limit) and a Wohnraumversorgungsgesetz (giving tenants some financial help in specific cases) but rent prices are still rising. What gives? Gris explores. more

Jan 29, 2016 1:00 PM The Berlin Blog

So it's midway through January, and you're already starting to slip on your New Year's resolutions. But we've got just the stuff to (re-)kickstart your motivation – by appealing to the foodie in you. more

Jan 15, 2016 12:00 PM , , , , , , Food


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Seymour Gris: My predictions for 2016

Seymour Gris gives his predictions for the upcoming year. Guten Rutsch everyone! more

Dec 29, 2015 6:00 PM The Berlin Blog

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