Swabian Food with a History at Weinstube zur Kiste

Swabian Food with a History at Weinstube zur Kiste

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Cathrin and Semih from Stuttgart isst at one of my favorite festivals in Stuttgart, the Bohnenviertelfest. While enjoying a few drinks, we got to talking about the many great restaurants in the area. Through the course of our conversation, I realized that we'd spent much of our time looking for good Vietnamese, Italian, and Japanese food, but that we'd somehow ignored some of the better German restaurants in the "bean quarter" that Cathrin recommended. 

This week I decided to rectify the situation by going out for dinner at Weinstube zur Kiste...

Eating Healthy During the Week with HelloFresh

Eating Healthy During the Week with HelloFresh

While my blog is primarily about the meals that we eat at local restaurants, we really only eat out about once or twice a week. What do we do on the other days? Well, for the past few months we've put away our cookbooks and decided to try out HelloFresh. Since it's become such a big part of the way we eat, I thought it'd be worth a short blog post to share our experience...

Asian Street Food at Mi Bao

Asian Street Food at Mi Bao

While on our usual Saturday walk last weekend, we decided to grab a quick bite to eat at a new takeaway called Mi Bao. I'd absentmindedly snapped a photo of the advertisement for "bao" outside of the door earlier in the week, and though restaurants have a habit of staying on our list for weeks (if not months) before we get around to visiting them, something about Mi Bao's promise of "Asian street food" made it seem like a more worthwhile place to revisit...

Flavor and Spice at Restaurant Vinayaga

Flavor and Spice at Restaurant Vinayaga

I've been spending a lot of time this summer going to Stuttgart's various festivals and enjoying picnicking in the warm weather out in the Schlosspark. As a result, I've felt that my restaurant adventures have fallen to the wayside. It was with this feeling that I decided I had to tackle something on our growing "Restaurants to Try" list and chose Restaurant Vinayaga (recommended to me by Kaffee und Kuchen)...

The Best Ice Cream and Gelato Spots in Stuttgart

The Best Ice Cream and Gelato Spots in Stuttgart

Once summertime begins, I find myself eating ice cream or gelato at least once a week if not more. There's something about living in the city -- or perhaps in Europe in general -- that makes the act a priority in warm weather. (The relative lack of air conditioning in apartments and most public buildings might also have something to do with it.)

And so, without further ado, here are my favorite, and what I think are the best, ice cream and gelato spots in the city...

The Best Mexican Food in Stuttgart at El Mero Mexicano

The Best Mexican Food in Stuttgart at El Mero Mexicano

My title is a bit misleading. El Mero Mexicano is actually in Fellbach, about fifteen minutes outside of Stuttgart by S-bahn. But when you've been deprived of Mexican food as we have in Germany, then it's worth the extra travel time to get to the restaurant. It is (especially since Mezcal^2 closed this year) probably the best Mexican food that that you can get in this city. The head chef and owner hails from Mexico, and you can taste the authenticity in the corn tortillas...

A Culinary Adventure at Ambiente Africa

A Culinary Adventure at Ambiente Africa

After moving to Stuttgart, we perhaps ironically discovered not only German cuisine, but also African cuisine, most notably Ethiopian. I say "African cuisine" with the full knowledge that Africa is a huge continent with a great variety in its cuisine from coast to coast, and yet I'm still just starting to learn what that variety looks like. Thanks to several trips to Ambiente Africa in Stuttgart-Mitte, I'm continuing my adventure through Africa one dish at a time...