Fun things to do this May

Hi guys! It’s May! Hurray! Let’s see what fun things and events this month holds in stock for us!

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Lunch at “Academie der schönsten Künste”

Hi guys!

I hope you’re enjoying this long Easter weekend. I can’t believe how lovely the weather was today. Unfortunately, it’s supposed to rain tomorrow. And the day after. And the day after that… Well, if you’re in need of a place for a nice breakfast or lunch in order to hide while it’s raining cats and dogs, you should try “Academie der schönsten Künste” at Charlottenplatz!

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This place has been around since the 70s – in those days it was known as “Bernd’s Lädle”. Ever since it has been an institution when it comes to French style breakfast and a cozy atmosphere. Even today, artists, students, business people, and freelancers meet at “Academie der schönsten Künste”.

Recently, I met my friend Julia there for lunch and I wanted to share my fond feelings for this place with you guys. Let’s have a look inside:

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You fall in love with “Academie der schönsten Künste” right when you enter. Look at all the artwork on the walls and the ceiling! My favorite is the mermaid/fishbone that is hanging from the wall in the center! Smiley mit geöffnetem Mund

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In addition to all the art, they also offer a nice lunch menu. It comes with a side salad…

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… a main course (of course Smiley) – in my case pancakes stuffed with mushrooms:

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… and a dessert! Hmmmmmm, yummy.

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In summer you can also sit outside, at the back of the building. But I have to admit, I prefer sitting inside, in between all the paintings. Makes me feel like a little bit of an artist myself Zwinkerndes Smiley

More information about:

Academie der schönsten Künste (only in German)

 

Vietnamese cuisine at Takeshii’s

Last week, I was introduced to a great Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Stuttgart: Takeshii’s. It has been there for a while but I never went there before – what a shame, actually! I have missed many good dinners!

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The interior is cozy and relaxed – a bit dark maybe but also very stylish.

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I checked their menu for vegetarian options and chose the summer roll with fresh vegetables and noodles.

The waiter served me a bowl full of vegetables, a plate with salad, herbs and noodles, a tiny plate with fried onions and a small bowl full of soy sauce. And then there were the plastic plates with the rice paper on them.

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Now it was time to roll some summer rolls Smiley 

Tatatataaaaaa, I proudly present my first self made summer roll:

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Veeeery pretty, right?! ;-P

Even though it doesn’t look like it, the roll tasted fantastic.

Next to yummy and fresh food, Takeshii’s offers a great selection of cocktails, too. Definitely a place to spend a fun night!

More information about:

Takeshii’s (only in German)

 

Did you know Stuttgart has a beach?

There are many nice beer gardens along the Neckar. One of my favorite ones is the “Stadtstrand” in Bad Cannstatt.

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OK, it’s not right at the river bank but hey, it has sand which kind of makes it a Strand (beach)! Smiley

Great thing for me as a vegetarian – they have a very nice veggie burger! But of course they have a variety of meaty burgers as well. Their Hawaiian burger is supposed to be great, too.

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If you feel sporty, a beach volleyball court is close by. However,  I prefer to lay in one of the beach chairs and watch the sun set behind the Neckar Smiley.

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More information about:

Stadtstrand (only in German)

Lunch at the Weindorf

Guys, it’s Weindorf time again! This wine festival is held in Stuttgart for 39 years by now and is a very relaxed, fun event. While most people visit the Weindorf in the evening, I went there for lunch last week and had a great time. The good thing about visiting the Weindorf during the day is that it’s not as crowded as it is in the evening and you find a seat at every Laube (stand) you wish.

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My friends and I went to the Schillerplatz, next to the Old Castle. I have to admit it was quite tricky to find vegetarian dishes but we finally sat down at “Die Württemberger”, Laube No. 4. I had Kaiserschmarn (pieces of pancake) with apple sauce and my friends went for Käsespätzle (cheese noodles). While my meal was not too big, their Käsespätzle were huge and came with a side salad.

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As it was during the day, we had “Neuer Süßer” instead of real wine –  fermented grape juice that thus contains less alcohol than wine.

Prost! Smiley

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As on every food festival, prices are quite high, but I like the relaxed atmosphere of the Weindorf, and I can totally recommend going there during the day!

Have you been to the Weindorf yet? Which is your favorite Laube?

More information about:

Stuttgarter Weindorf