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After the crazy flurry of the holidays which involved lots of Viennese food and relatives I was finally able to hit the streets of Vienna to go out. A place I regularly visit whenever I’m in town (mostly because my sister goes there) is the bar called Elektro Goenner in the passage next to the former Amadeus bookstore (now Thalia) on Mariahilferstrasse.

The beer is good, the music too, and the people your regular Viennese hipster-and-older crowd. Or, as my friend informed me today, they are also called Bobos.

So at about 2am, we were ready to take off and hit the sack, but not before getting a “Eitrige” (pus-filled one) at a Wuerstelstand, which is a cheese filled sausage, also called Kaesekrainer. And it looks like this (for those of you who don’t know):


Of course, in New York City, the place I currently call home, these kinds of sausage atrocities are deplored, while other, even worse food atrocities are openly celebrated.

But lemme tell you, there ain’t nothing like a good hot Kaesekrainer with mustard and a Semmel at 2am after several beers. Dee-licious!

And then it started snowing!

4 Comments so far

  1. sam (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 12:47 am

    you used the word “atrocities” twice in a single sentence.

    thats teh funny!

  2. anna (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 10:12 am

    is it?

  3. elen (unregistered) on December 30th, 2005 @ 2:49 pm

    i second the motion. i also like the pfefferwurst and zigeunerwurstel (sp). this is one of the reasons life is so sweet!
    bobos??? what a hilarious term for hipsters.

  4. nikonman (unregistered) on January 2nd, 2006 @ 12:46 pm

    Your blog is excellent!
    Wish you a wonderful 2006.

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