When I used to live in the 8th district U.S.W. soon became my second home. I find the mix of music played at the U.S.W. – mostly Alternative, Indie and Rock – to be one of the very best in the city! “u.s.w.” is the German shortcut for “and so forth” while “Beisl” is Viennese slang for pub. Usually I happened to be there on Sundays when there was free Chili Con Carne served with any consumed drink as well as on Thursdays, for free table soccer.
Nowadays they serve differing meals each Sunday, still for free! The food is mostly typical Austrian: Schweinsbraten (the Austrian classic), roasted dumplings with egg, bell-pepper-flavored chicken with “Nockerl” (similar to the Italian gnocchi, but made from egg dough), Chili Con Carne & last but not least Schinkenfleckerl (noodles with bacon au gratin). So even now that my way there is quite a long one, you’ll still find me around quite often.
“Mahlzeit!” [maːltsaɪt] is what we say in Austria for ‘Enjoy your meal!’.