Saturday night we were going to a rock concert in Freiburg. This city is an hour drive away from home, and we don't go there very often for some reason we don't quite understand ourselves. Because this city has everything we miss in the heart of the Black Forest: Bars, good food and entertainment.
First things first: Food! When we entered the Mexican-Californian fusion restaurant Sausalito's, it was already packed with young folks. Freiburg is a university town. Weirdly enough by German standards the waiter welcomed us with a familiar "Du" instead of the formal "Sie" and on a first name basis, as if we were regular visitors. It almost sounded as if we had entered the American sector ;-) Nice touch.
We were treated to a happy hour special (half priced long drinks), and how could we say no to things called Indian Mojito and Summer Cooler. Bonus, they had vegan and gluten free options on their menu. While Roland went with a traditional burger, Sonja opted for the vegan version sans bun.
With culinary senses satisfied and bellies full we walked over to the event location, the Jazzhaus Freiburg. The age group was a bit different there... more mature folks (like ourselves). The performer was Laith Al Deen, a German-Iraqi singer and song writer.
The venue was underground, in a vaulted cellar, and the proximity to the singer was almost intimate. We had a good time, and it looked like everybody else had, too.
It wasn't allowed to take photos with a camera, but the cell phone pictures didn't turn out too bad either.
Song: What if everything went well