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Take a Flight

Take a Flight

Features 14 October 2014 0

Baffled and bamboozled by all those weird beers down your local multi-tap? Don’t get drunk, get crafty! Order a flight for a sneaky sample of what’s hot and what’s even hotter… Chmielarnia Twarda 42 Not nearly as trendy as the other multi-taps, subterranean Chmielarnia attracts an earnest audience of bearded beer... Read more
The Art of the Craft

The Art of the Craft

Features 13 October 2014 0

AleBrowar didn’t just revolutionize the world of domestic artisan beer, but the world of Polish beer label design. We talk to Michał Rybczyński of Ostecx Créative – the creative agency behind the branding… WI: How did Ostecx get involved in beer label design? MR: First, we got involved with... Read more
Discipline is Good!

Discipline is Good!

Features 11 October 2014 0

While daylight hours dwindle our children’s energy levels do not! Save your furniture and your sanity by trying one of these sport facilities that offer a fun approach to fitness with an emphasis on discipline, manners, teamwork and healthy living. KSCheolin Taekwondo (facebook.com/KlubTaekwondoCheolin) In the perfect world everyone would... Read more
It’s Hip to be Hops

It’s Hip to be Hops

Features 10 October 2014 0

No more is Poland a wasteland of watery yellow fizz. Craft beer has swept the country, leaving the general public thirsting for more. The Insider speaks to Michał ‘Docent’ Maranda, one of the leading authorities on the national beer renaissance… All meetings should be like this. It’s Monday afternoon,... Read more
Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Features 9 October 2014 0

No website excites the Insider more than Futuwawa (futuwawa.pl). And the latest installment of their annual competition for potential designs to shape Warsaw’s future has been better than ever. Stealing the show was what was voted the eventual winner, a bike path under Most Poniatowskiego designed by Mikołaj Molęda... Read more
Masters of the Craft
Launched in May 2013, Cześć began life as a neighborhood café bar with an accent on quirky, regional brews. Over time, however, it has morphed into something else: a cult ‘mini-tap’ renowned for its friendly welcome and experimental Polish beers. Piotrek Ptaszyński, one half of the team behind it,... Read more
Top 5 Teahouses

Top 5 Teahouses

Features 6 October 2014 0

Sipping some fine tea is the perfect way to drink in the fall. Here are our top 5 favorites. Gander’s (ul. Francuska 12) A choice of over 140 teas inside a dimmed network of rooms that have you thinking of a classic Cotswolds tea room. Genteel and refined-looking, Gander’s... Read more
Gnome Man’s Land

Gnome Man’s Land

Features 4 October 2014 0

Set over an acre or two off the E30 near KFC in Wesoła lies a Gnoman Empire of enchanting garden figures. This is the story of one man and his remarkable passion. If you don’t love what you do, then there is no poindoing it”. It’s on this set... Read more
A Criminal Master (Mind)
Formerly a Classics lecturer at Wrocław University, crime writer Marek Krajewski has won international acclaim for his series of detective novels set in inter-war Breslau (today’s Wrocław). The Insider finds out. Where did your idea of a detective staking the streets of inter-war Breslau come from? This is a... Read more
The Bite Back

The Bite Back

Features 25 September 2014 0

Unfazed by Russia’s ban on Polish apples, the people of Warsaw are fighting back, ormore pertinently, biting back.  A tangled history of oppression and injustice has left its mark on the Polish psyche. Having suffered the spikier end of tyranny and torment Poles have, over the centuries, developed an indomitable... Read more