Dinner with Max
I asked past Couchsurfers of German origins and/or residences if they could share advice on Berlin. One of them sent a sibling.
This is Max, brother to Anna, who crashed with her friend at my place in Brooklyn for five nights last year.
Max has been a resident of Berlin for 10 years. He's also a DP in the film biz and a drummer. We got along well.
I asked Max if he could recommend somewhere with regional cuisine for dinner. He directed us to Jolesch, a classy Austrian joint, where we had fancy schnitzel and fine beers on Thursday night.