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A Traditional German Deli

Who in their right mind will end in a German Deli in West Berlin? Obviously me after watching Berlin's No Reservations episode, damn you Bourdain why are you doing this to me? If you read my previous post, yes this is the food related place I was really looking forward to eating. Rogacki is a traditional Deli, you can go there buy any products you want or if you’re lazy enough like me you can go to the back of the deli and basically they have stations to prepare anything, from fresh fish to salted beef and of course Sauerkraut, lots of Sauerkraut.

The Place

Cheese George Cheese! 


After wandering around like a kid on Christmas in a toys store, finally decided. Believe me it’s not easy, they have counters everywhere, selling everything since 1928. The English level of the personnel is deficient but they will help you a lot until you finally by pointing here and there get what you want.

This is the big fish

Sadly no asparagus that day, but got an amazing fried fish, sauerkraut, brawn (head cheese), and of course meat, lots of them, many I don’t remember.

Variety is the key

Excellent food, worth the trip, and again Bourdain you were damn right.

Deli reminds me the Seinfeld episode “TheMarine Biologist”.

George: So I started to walk into the water. I won't lie to you boys, I was terrified! But I pressed on and as I made my way passed the breakers a strange calm came over me. I don't know if it was divine intervention or the kinship of all living things but I tell you Jerry at that moment I was a marine biologist!
Elaine: George I was just reading this thing in the papers, it's amazing!
George: I know I was just telling them the story.
Kramer: Come on George, finish the story.
George: The sea was angry that day my friends, like an old man trying to return soup at a deli! I got about fifty-feet out and then suddenly the great beast appeared before me. I tell you he was ten stories high if he was a foot. As if sensing my presence he gave out a big bellow. I said, "easy big fellow" And then as I watched him struggling I realized something was obstructing his breathing. From where I was standing I could see directly into the eye of the great fish!
Jerry: Mammal.
George: Whatever.
Kramer: Well, what did you do next?
George: Then from out of nowhere a huge title wave lifted, tossed like a cork and I found myself on top of him face to face with the blow-hole. I could barely see from all of the waves crashing down on top of me but I knew something was there so I reached my hand and pulled out the obstruction!
Kramer: What is that a Titleist? A hole in one eh.
Jerry: Well the crowd most have gone wild!
George: Oh yes they did Jerry they were all over me. It was like Rocky 1. Diane came up to me, threw her arms around me, and kissed me. We both had tears streaming down our faces. I never saw anyone so beautiful. It was at that moment I decided to tell her I was not a marine biologist!
Jerry: Wow! What'd she say?

George: She told me to "go to hell" and I took the bus home.

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German Deli
Area: Charlottenburg
Borough:  Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf

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