Schnitzeled out

Just back from a trip to Austria. It was cool and rained a lot, but fortunately we missed all of the flooding. Promised Yilmaz I would put in a plug for his restaurant in Vienna ('Gyros'), which is listed in the RS Vienna, Salzburg, and Tirol guidebook. We love shnitzel and heurigen food, but after a few days, we just needed a break and a gyros platter at Gyros hit the spot but didn't dent the wallet too much. Yilmaz kept asking us to say "thank you" to Rick for including him in the travel guide and for the RS guide readers for patronizing his restaurant. (Okay, my duty is done!) By the way, we did not get tired of all of the great pastries.

Posted by Emily
Chicago
256 posts

I know the feeling, Robert. I had schnitzel once, for lunch, and for dinner that night I had sushi. When I was in Israel as a teenager, I ate vegetarian meals only and had veggie schnitzel at least three times a week and never got sick of it. I guess our digestive tracts don't take too much time to change. The pastries (and coffee) are unbeatable. My favorite was the Sacher torte at Café Mozart, across from the Albertina. Vienna is also very underrated as a beer destination. I enjoyed plenty. In fact, it was a contributing factor to me breaking my leg there a little over a year ago!
I hope you enjoyed your stay.

Posted by Bets
Bloomington
1964 posts

Emily, you never told us that part of the story of your broken leg in Europe!

Posted by Emily
Chicago
256 posts

Yeah, Bets. A couple of those really tall beers plus non-sensible pointy shoes plus raised thresholds equals broken ankle :(