Monday, March 28, 2011
Food and drink
Finally got to the cafe deal today. After hiking the fortress, again, we stopped at a cafe in the Old Town. Very ladylike. Which is always fun. But they had on their menu Sachertorte. Oh yum. Tea and chocolate cake in the middle of a Sunday afternoon. And it's a very pretty cake too. Plus this place sells real French macaroons. I have to go back. Love those....
Saturday night we went to the Augustiner Braustubl. Reminded me a bit of a baseball park in the concession area. You browse the stand, choose your food(sausage with baked potato and really good mustard) get your beer(because that's what it is, a beer hall) and find a seat. Lots of families, locals, and some tourists.
It was an Augustinian monastery, so they brew their own beer. You get it filled from a wooden cask after you rinse your mug out at the fountain. Not bad beer, if you like beer. Huge place. It's the largest beer garden in Austria.
It's a wonderful place to people watch. And the stone mugs are just fun.