Gregory Bondaruk

A Polish-American who has deemed Vienna home - Greg is a digital marketer and a past Metropole team member.

Stuwerviertel | A Neighborhood at a Crossroads

The Stuwerviertel is an anomaly, both more and less than meets the eye: Wedged in between the Prater, Mexikoplatz and Ausstellungsstrasse, it’s quiet,...

Vienna’s Icelandic Eatery Promises Northern Comfort the 9th District

While Austria undoubtedly has a lock on gorgeous alpine scenery as well as prime meat, dairy and produce in abundance, the one sore point is a marked ...

A Tale of Two Passions | Food and Biking at Ghisallo

Ghisallo marries casual Mediterranean dining with fine Italian road bikes.When you first face Ghisallo on the corner of Reinprechtsdorfer Straße...

Obsessed with the Sound of Music

CBS's Late Show host, Stephen Colbert came across rumors concerning the potential new U.S. ambassador to Austria, Patrick Park, longtime Trump support...

Opinion | Born-Again Facts

If the recent election has taught us anything, it’s that details do not matter anymore Trump rose to power not only by tapping into notions of helple...

Gußhausviertel | Downtown Diplomacy

GußhausviertelTaking a stroll just behind Karlskirche into the 4th district is a calming experience. Gone is the buzz of tourists and traffic sn...

Nippon Soul Food at Kuro

Kohei Kurosa serves udon and other beloved Japanese staples at his newly opened restaurant, Kuro“I asked my Austrian colleague what he would lik...

Opinion | Left Behind

The left is in a crisis Across the pond, the presidential election ended in an upset after Democrats failed to convince their supporters to unite beh...

Turning Back the Clock in Vienna’s Mittersteig

Wedged between the lively arteries of Wiedner Hauptstrasse and Margaretenstrasse, Mittersteig is a mostly residential area with some hidden gems...

Deadlines for Austrians Voting Abroad

The redo of the Austrian Presidential Elections is taking place on the 4th of December. Here’s what you need to know about voting if you’re living abr...

Burger Joint – I did it my way

Le Burger throws out convention and leaves it all up to you.A walk down Mariahilfer Straße is like life in fast-forward. Businesses shut down an...

Musical Marco Polo

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma leads once distant cultures joyously in consort in The Music of StrangersAs the screen goes black, the cacophony of instruments t...

Craft Beer in Vienna

  A comprehensive guide to alternative beers in the city. Finding a decent pint in Vienna is not a challenging task. However, with the advent o...

On Sale: Light My Way

For indoors and out, Austrian companies have come up with simple solutions for our everyday needs, at home and on the moveWith technology advanc...

On the Menu: From Kalamazoo to you

The Beaver Brewing Company brings craft beer and American classics to Alsergrund From the outside, the Beaver Brewing Company is just a...

Austria’s silver medal in drinking

We all know Austrians can drink, but how do they compare internationally? Zweigelt, Schilcher, Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Sturm, S...

The Mariahilfer’s New Clothes

A clever Marketing campaign has the whole city perplexed. If you’re one of the many people wondering what the t-shirts, button-downs and...

Launch Party

We had a great time celebrating the first issue of Metropole at our launch party and we're glad that so many of you were able to join us. Here are a f...