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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
joseph brot vienna
Producing handmade organically sourced bagels the traditional way is a labor of love: It takes three days just to make the dough and another four to give them that satisfying crunch while keeping the inside pleasantly smooth.But Josef Weghaupt, founder of the Joseph Brot bakeries, feels it’s worth it, opening a Bagelmanufaktur (bagel factory) right on Albertinaplatz.Weghaupt entered his...
spelunke vienna
Spelunke does dark and swanky for trendy businesspeopleIn German, a Spelunke is a dark and shabby bar, often hidden in a grotty backstreet near a harbor. Not unappealing to Viennese, who have a soft spot for the shady and ugly underneath their noble veneers, even if the closest we have to a port is the Danube Canal – which,...
Thanksgiving Vienna
Just because you're a long way from home doesn't mean you can't enjoy Thanksgiving right here in ViennaFor many Americans, Thanksgiving is their favorite holiday. A time to reunite with one's family, without all the stress of the Christmas season. Being far away from your stateside relatives can be sad, yet perhaps a blessing in disguise. Just think: you...
viennese cuisine
A tour of the flavors Vienna has borrowed from across Central Europe Austrians love eating well, and while Wiener Küche (Viennese cuisine) is famous well beyond the city limits, some of its most popular dishes so proudly touted as local delicacies were brought over from neighboring countries.As the multicultural capital of an empire of over 50 million in its heyday, immigrants flocked to Vienna from all over the realm, bringing...
hungarian wine
Hungary has a terroir all its own, with a heart and soul rooted in the small, family vineyardsLess than three hours from Vienna, you are in a very different world of bor (wine): the Badacsony region on Lake Balaton, Hungary. The Badacsony-hegy (mountain – and the Y’s are silent) is a basalt outcrop along the north shore, once a...
red wines
Unpredictable weather has kept Austrian vintners on their toes, making the 2017 vintage a challenging oneAs smartphones and technology keep us curled up inside, we like to think we have mastered our environment, but ask any vintner and he’ll tell you a different story: The smallest meteorological factor can make or break a vintage, and, technology notwithstanding, good wine is...
britwurst
An expat has made a tidy business out of delivering tasty traditional British breakfast sausages to hungry VienneseRichard Holmes had always been a hobby cook, but in 2011 he began a venture that would take over his life: Britwurst, which introduced the British “banger” to a city beholden to the Bratwurst and Käsekrainer. “In expat forums, I started seeing...
gastwirtschaft im durchhaus
Gastwirtschaft im Durchhaus brings Viennese cuisine into the 21st centuryLet’s face it: Neubau, Vienna’s ultratrendy 7th district, may have gotten a little too fashionable. Some of Vienna’s most exotic eateries have made their home here, and dinner options now include artisanal burgers, Japanese udon, Vietnamese pho, burritos and fajitas. So you may be forgiven if, spoiled amid all this...
vienna heurigen express vineyards
Rest your weary feet and take Vienna’s Heurigen Express to some of the city’s most charming BuschenschänkeHaving lived in Vienna for seven years, you’d think I’d seen it all. Little did I know there is a world of fruit covered greenery ripening just beyond my daily beat. As summer comes to a close, the tour buses veer north to...
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