Sampling a foreign cuisine locally saves one the time that would be spent travelling or trying to fit a breadstick into a new type of wall outlet. Avoid unpleasant shocks with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Austrian Dinner and Drinks
The menu includes a bratwurst platter ($7.90), pork wiener schnitzel ($14.90), beef stroganoff with filet mignon ($18.90), and drinks such as imported 16.9-ounce Spaten Dunkel ($6).
String lights glimmer on the hunter-green walls like stars through evening foliage. A large mural depicts a distant city against a burgundy-and-gray dusk. Some of these accents date back to Cafe Vienna’s inception 40 years ago, but the torch has since been passed to Tony Klobuchar, whose son Steve mans the kitchen. From those clattering confines spill the aromas of time-tested Austro-Hungarian cuisine, including steaming bratwurst platters and marinated herring. Though the servers move quickly, there's much that goes into the preparation of these dishes; tender beef-loin sauerbraten, for example, marinates in traditional spices and red-wine vinegar for a minimum of five days. Above plates of grilled pork schnitzel, imported German brews from Spaten and Franziskaner crash together, sending flecks of foam to tablecloths in the deep red hues of a fire truck that has been driving around with hair curlers on.