New York’s Iconic Serendipity 3 and Its Frozen Hot Chocolate

“I first came in cos of the name… “Serendipity”… it’s one of my favorite words… It’s just such a nice sound for what it means – a fortunate accident. Except I don’t really believe in accidents, I think fate is behind everything,” says Kate Beckinsale about the legendary New York cafe Serendipity 3 in a hopelessly…

6 Foods You Must Try in Austin, TX

Austin has way too much great food for a human being to experience in a lifetime. In the last 6 months, since I moved to the capital of Texas, I am trying to keep up with all the restaurants that pop up every month and I have to admit, I am failing miserably. The amount…

San Antonio’s 3 Pound Giant of a Cinnamon Roll

I had a light breakfast, an even lighter lunch and a several hours walk around San Antonio before heading down to Lulu’s Bakery and Café for what seemed like an impossible challenge – eating a 3 pound cinnamon roll (1,3 kilos). This cinnamon roll was on the top of my list of foods to try…

Chelsea Market: a Photo Essay and a Little History

You have to come here for two reasons: all kinds of incredible food and unique industrial design of the building. Before Chelsea Market was established here in 1997 the building used to serve as a factory for National Biscuit Company (or Nabisco), one of the largest manufacturers of biscuits in the country. Nabisco is the reason…

Where to Find the Best Baklava in New York

The one place I will never skip on my trip to NYC is a small Turkish café at the corner of 2nd Avenue and 52nd St called Güllüoglu. I know I should be hunting down the best NYC bagel or stuffing my face with pizza, but instead I keep coming back here for the best baklava…

Guide to Boston’s Unique Sweets and Treats

Boston is not only a city of lobster roll and clam chowder it is also a city of unique sweets and treats from all over the world, including Italian cannoli, Mexican chocolate and French-inspired pastries. The problem with being a food and travel blogger is that there’s a limit to how much food, and particularly…

Behind The Scenes at MAST’ Boston: Making True Neapolitan Pizza

“So I got it right that you are Italian, Marco?” “I am Napoletano!” The start of my conversation with a proud Napoletano, a chef, a pizza lover and a co-owner of MAST’ restaurant in Boston is promising. I described my love to this restaurant and its pizza before. So when I got a chance to take a…

Why You Should Try Afternoon Tea at Boston Public Library

Afternoon tea is like a retreat for your body and soul: choose a beautiful venue with awe-inspiring interiors, take a close friend with whom you can share the most personal stories, and enjoy teeny-tiny sandwiches, petit fours, and gossip. There’s something very exciting about afternoon tea for me. First of all, sipping tea from fine…

EkaterinBURGER: a Story of American Burger with Russian Taste

I bet you have just looked at the name and didn’t dare to pronounce it out loud. Am I right? It’s not as scary and complicated as it looks, I promise! There’s a city in Ural region of Russia called Ekaterinburg. Still too much? Look at it this way: the city is named after a…