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Friday, January 18, 2019
Pop star and comic Otto Jaus waxes poetic about fame, being funny and attempts to define the many meanings of the word Schmäh It’s not hard to see why Otto Jaus has been so successful as a comedian. His playful attitude is underlined by a mischievous, slightly dark sense of humor that made our conversation honest, awkward and hilarious, the...
The Anglo-Austrian couple of Oliver and Petra Lucas offers seasonal casual fine dining “When Grace is open, I’m in the house,” said UK-born chef/owner Oliver Lucas one recent Wednesday afternoon in his restaurant. It’s quite refreshing to meet a “chef” with a small “c,” a master behind the stove rather than a brand. “I make a point of serving the...
To the late chef Anthony Bourdain, “Life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is not a life worth living.” Vegetarians, he wrote in Kitchen Confidential, “are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for – the pure enjoyment of food.” Bourdain was...
Rebirth of a Diva After success in London, The Bodyguard settles into its new home at the Ronacher Singers die, but their songs live on. At least, that’s the reasoning behind Bodyguard – the Musical, a stage adaptation of the 1992 movie of the same name that launched the career of soul diva Whitney Houston. While the film’s somewhat generic love...
Some people say that when you begin dreaming in a foreign language you have mastered it. That may be, but I say, it’s when you begin telling jokes that you’ve truly arrived. That’s humor fluency! I’m not sure what my first Viennese joke was, or even if it was funny. Most likely it was an emphatic “Heast, Depperter” or...
Fieberbrunn's fortunate microclimate makes it a powder hound's paradise There comes a time in every avid skiier’s life when the thrill of the pistes wears off and even steep black runs lack that certain rush. Accustomed to the relative safety of prepared slopes, the eye wanders longingly toward the untamed depths of powder, and the call of the great white...
Air Koryo Ilyushin Il-62
At one point in the early 1960s, the Ilyuschin Il-62 was the largest long-range airliner in operation with a range of 10,000 kilometers. Nowadays, the Soviet-built plane has largely been retired from active service. In Graz however, one Il-62 in particular has continued to find a new purpose even without taking off. The Novapark Hotel recently acquired the aircraft from...
Register for our September METROPOLE Salon! Join us for an evening of food and drink and a chance to meet other METROPOLE readers, editors and the international community of Vienna! We'll be discussing our June issue with the theme Architecture! This time, we are going to have a surprise guest. Where? The Expat Center of the Vienna Business Agency 1., Schmerlingplatz 3 When? Thursday, September 27th Doors will...
Executive Director, Production & Technology for Manner Schnitten “Vertical production is an essential component of urban production. Our factory will always remain in Vienna.” The more things change, the more things stay the same. Manner Schnitten, the omnipresent and ever-popular Viennese hazelnut cream-filled wafer cookies, have been made according to the same recipe for more than a century. They are still made exclusively at the original...
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