President Obama’s Favorite Burger (and Where to Get It)

After years of travelling and looking for the best places to experience local cuisine I have established a certain search algorithm: find local food bloggers, read foodie forums, double check reviews on Yelp. But in case with Washington D.C. I decided “screw the algorithm” and typed into Google: “Where does Obama dine?” Don’t judge me, I…

Where to Have Cupcakes like Carrie Bradshaw?

I have seen pictures of Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment about a thousand times on Instagram. Excited girls sitting on the front porch with a dreamy expression on their faces and a caption saying: “waiting for Mr. Big”. Well, sew me, but I had to have this picture! I don’t consider Sex and The City the best…

Foodie’s Bucket List: Cronut

The madness degree of a given foodie can be determined by amount of sacrifice he or she is willing to make in order to get desired food. In other words, where is your limit? Is staying in line for one hour too much? How about 3 hours? How about we add rain to the equation?…

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…

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…

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 like a drug addict…

What the Bar From Good Will Hunting Looks Like in Real Life

I first watched Good Will Hunting in Russia, before I could even dream of visiting USA. I loved it. The second time happened only a few days back in my apartment in the heart of New England. I’ve been living in a little New Hampshire town, 40 minutes away from Boston, for over a year….

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…