Repair work is under way on the city hall's central spire, and it is covered with scaffolding.
In front of the city hall there is a large screen for the summer film festival. Each night in July and August a different film is shown. The majority of them are films of concerts, ballets, or operas.
But I was not here for the film (at least not that night). I came to eat. In addition to the summer film festival, there is also a food fair in the plaza in front of the city hall. Dozens of Vienna restaurants set up food stands each summer. There is quite a variety of cuisines represented.
(I wasn't about to try an Austrian version of Mexican food!)
And, yes, there were stands that sold traditional Austrian fare. That is what I went with.
I ordered baked Emmenthal cheese. It was served with a remoulade sauce and, surprisingly, cranberry sauce. It was quite good, and the accompanying cucumber salad and potato salad were tasty too.