spotted! Deniz x Raf Simons

Posted by Jeroen | 4 maart 2016

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↑ music playing: Memphis Phonk
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OUTFIT
vintage shirt: via Stardust
jeans: H&M
bagpack: Herschel, via Revert95
socks: Nike
sneakers: Adidas x Raf Simons Terrex via Marktplaats

Dit is Deniz, 18 jaar uit Roden en onderweg naar z’n stageadres bij rapper/ontwerper Roelie Vuitton. Deniz studeert mediavormgeving aan het Alfa-college, dat snappen we, want deze jongen heeft smaak. Volg hem op Instagram: @denizfatihyilmaz en Tumblr: phonkaintdead.

Meet Deniz, 18 year old Media & Design student from Roden. Spotted on his way to his internship at rapper / designer Roelie Vuitton. The boy has taste -check the sneakers- and follow him on Instagram:@denizfatihyilmaz and Tumblr: phonkaintdead.

Q&A

Hoe omschrijf je je stijl?
“Vandaag droeg ik een heel simpele outfit, lekker comfortabel, daar had ik zin in. M’n favoriete merken: A Bathing Ape (Japanse streetwear), Supreme (skatewear uit NYC) and Palace (UK skatewear). En ik houd erg van sneakers.”

How would you describe your style?
“Today I felt like wearing something simple and comfy. My favorite street and skate wear brands: A Bathing Ape from Japan, Supreme from NYC and UK brand Palace.”

Welke sneakers draag je?
“Ik ben een tijdje geobsedeerd geweest door de Nike Air Max. Heb er nu 7 paar, waaronder  gebroken witte A.P.C. x Air Max 1 en de Air Max 1 OG uit 2012. Zou heel graag meer Raf Simons x Adidas schoenen willen hebben, maar die liggen een beetje buiten m’n budget. Daarom zoek ik nu een paar Bapesta‘s met lekker felle kleuren voor in de zomer. Andere favoriet: BAPE Roadsta.”

What sneakers you wear?
“I’ve been obsessed for a while by the Nike Air Max. I own 7 pairs, including off white APC x Air Max 1 and Air Max 1 OG from 2012. Would love to have more Raf Simons x Adidas, but they’re a little out of my budget. For summer I’m looking for Bapesta with nice bright colors. Another favorite: BAPE Roadster.”

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photo via @denizfatihyilmaz

050 Favorieten?
Skatestore | Gelkingestraat 37.
“Een tijdje terug ontdekte ik De Uurwerker. De broodjes zijn hier erg lekker en de sfeer is goed.”

Groningen Favorites?
“For shopping: Skatestore | Gelkingestraat 37. For lunch, try De Uurwerker which I recently discovered.”

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Skatestore | Gelkingestraat 37

Wat mist Groningen?
“Wat meer ruimdenkendheid en onbevooroordeelde mensen.”

What does the city need?
“More open-minded people.”

Over 5 jaar….?
“Verdien ik m’n geld met het maken van videos bij muziek waar ik van houd.”

In 5 years?
“I earn my money by making music videos.”

glimpse Let them eat Cake

Posted by Jeroen | 2 maart 2016

We’re working on a guide to present you the best pastry in town.
First up a fantastic Red Velvet Passion Fruit Cheesecake served at Bartista. Created by Pastry Chef Alvaro Anjos a.k.a Smaakaron. Interview with Alvaro next Friday when he will start selling his macaroons at the market.

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Groningen Guide to Great Pastry #1

 what: Red Velvet Passion Fruit Cheesecake topped with a Mini Macaroon
where: Bartista Coffee | Ubbo Emmiusstraat 34a
prize: €3,50
pastry chef: Alvaro Anjos at Smaakaron
info: gluten free

glimpse Round of Flat Whites

Posted by Jeroen | 1 maart 2016

Coffee United

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Coffee United | Herestraat 7
FlatWhite-index© €3,10
FW’s are not standard on the menu, but barista Onno can make one, just ask.
No loyalty card


Doppio

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160301-doppio.loyaltycard-eDoppio Espresso | Brugstraat
FlatWhite-index© €3,30 (large version costs €4,-)
Loyalty card: 12 stamps = 1 coffee


Mas Mas

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FlatWhite-index© € 3,00
No loyalty card

meet the locals Rina from Osaka

Posted by Jeroen | 29 februari 2016

Unfortunately we never met international student Rina, from Osaka, Japan. She studied for 5 months at Hanze University of Applied Sciences, at the School of Communication, Media & IT. Coincidentally we read about her (food) adventures in Groningen via her twitter account: @rinauji. We really enjoyed her witty stories and photos and Rina was so kind to share with us this blog. An even more expanded story can be read back into our first Storify.
– photo’s © Rina Yasuoka -

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Q&A

Please introduce yourself!
My name is Rina Yasuoka. I had studied at Hanze University for five months from August 2015 to the end of January this year. I live in the City of Osaka, Japan. I’m a university student, twenty years old next month, in March. I like drawing pictures, and am interested in design and art, particularly, Dutch design and the creativity of Dutch people. That’s why I decided to study in the Netherlands.

安岡里菜です。2015年の8月から今年の1月末までの5か月間Hanze Universityに留学していました。日本の大阪という街に住んでいます。来月の3月で20歳になる大学生です。
私は絵を描くことが好きで、デザインやアートに興味がありDutch designなどに惹かれ、オランダのクリエイティブなところに魅力を感じ、オランダへ留学したいと思いこちらへ留学することを決めました。

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Getting local: the ‘Eierbal’                                              Arriving in Groningen end of August 2015. 

How did you spend your free time?
Groningen is a very attractive city, and I fully enjoyed the city during the five months. The streets are lined with beautiful buildings and full of cool shops, so I liked strolling around the city when I was free.
I was surprised to see that there are also many chic cafés in Groningen! Every shop cares about details, and shopkeepers are kind, so I’ve come to like this city quickly. My hobby is taking pictures; since ordinary views are picturesque, I enjoyed walking around the city with a camera everyday.

Groningenはとても魅力にあふれた素敵な街で、5ヶ月間とても楽しく過ごすことができました。素敵な街並みにオシャレなお店で溢れていて、何も予定がない日には街を散歩して過ごすことが好きでした。
Groningenにはオシャレなカフェもたくさんあり驚きました!どこのお店もこだわりが感じられ、スタッフの方も親切ですぐにこの街のことが好きになりました。写真を撮ることが趣味で、何気ない景色も絵になるので毎日カメラを持って街を歩くのがとても楽しかったです。

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Check also our Storify about Rina here: Food Adventures from an International Student

↑ Rina discovers the stroopwafel, and the best fries in Groningen (De Belg Waterloo, at the market)
↓ Tosti for breakfast at Bakkerij Blanche

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↑Romantic Groningen at nightRinauji-wereldburgers-e-2Rina ♥ Wereldburgers

Will you be back?
Now that I’ve returned to Japan, I already miss the life in Groningen. I love Groningen, which is full of something tasty and chic. I want to visit this city again someday in the future. It was really fortunate that I studied in this city. Dank u wel.

日本に帰国した今、既にGroningenでの生活が恋しいです。美味しいもの、オシャレなもので溢れているGroningenが大好きです。いつかまたこの街へ訪れたいと思っています。この街に留学に来て本当に良かったです。
ありがとうございました。

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Thanks Rina, we will miss you too!

hotspot l’Acadèmia | Steentilstraat 25

Posted by Jeroen | 21 februari 2016

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↑ owner Tobias Seuters listening to Miles Davis

Goed koken begint met het in huis halen van de beste ingrediënten. Voormalig globetrotter Tobias Seuters van delicatessenwinkel l’Acadèmia – genoemd naar z’n lievelingsrestaurant in Barcelona – heeft daarvoor een prachtige selectie producten. Veel meer dan alleen olie en azijn, verkoopt deze food store bijvoorbeeld ook wijn, siroop, zout, worst, zoetigheid en mosterd. Alle smaakpapillen komen hier wel aan bod. De producten hebben vaak een mediterraanse oorsprong, maar we zagen ook ghee (voorin de Indiase keuken), Engelse lemon curd en Hollandse streekproducten. Koffieliefhebbers komen goed(koop) aan hun trekken: gastvrije Tobias serveert een espresso aan de bar voor €1,20 (cheapest in town!)

l’Acadèmia at Steentilstraat 25 is a premium specialty food store offering (olive) oil, vinegar and other culinary delights from around Europe, including German wines, French jams, Spanish cookies and Dutch mustard. Tobias Seuters named his shop after his favorite restaurant in Barcelona. Although not a cafe, you can enjoy an excellent espresso at the counter, the cheapest in town for only €1,20.

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↑ choose your bottle 0,2 0,5 or 1 litre, choose your olive oil (this is organic 
Almeria)

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↑ l’Acadèmia sells handmade baking dishes by Poterie Not imported from the south of France

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l'Acadèmia, oil & vinegar | since December 2015

Contact

adress: Steentilstraat 25, 9711GK
phone: +31 (0)50 737 0162
mobile: +31 (6) 14694486
mail: info@lacademia.nl
facebook: /LAcadèmia
web: lacademia.nl

160220-Academia.interior-t-2Enlight-2-2↑ l’Acadèmia serves a single or dopio espresso (macchiato) at the counter 

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