8 Reasons to Fall in Love with Terlingua

When I was twenty I thought small towns are the worst. Boring, unamusing and almost lethargic. Give me some of that big city buzz, dirty streets, traffic jams and crowds pushing from all directions. I knew it was bad, but it felt so good. I am heading to 30 and all of a sudden little…

One Day in Atlanta: What to Do and Where to Eat

Atlanta deserves way more than one day. But if one day is all you got, make the most of it! This post is not the ultimate guide to Atlanta and definitely not written in stone. It is simply my way of making 1 day in a completely new city count with personal picks of the…

Becoming Texan: Trying Franklin BBQ

 “If one hypothetical Russian lady who loves Texas very much decided she wants to be as Texan as possible, what would she have to do?” I asked me readers and, boy, did they come back to me with some creative answers! From horseback riding to dancing two step to getting a gun and beyond! I…

Being a Foreigner on Thanksgiving Day

Let me tell you what I knew about American Thanksgiving Day before coming to USA: Turkey is a must on the table. Not only is it big enough to feed a whole family, but also to fit onto someone’s head to scare friends. If you are of Italian heritage, you might consume a whole turkey…

Day Trip From Austin: Krause Springs and Opie’s BBQ

If you have never been to USA and all you know about this country comes from books, movies and TV-shows, it’s very likely that America seems to be the land of skyscrapers, yellow taxis, hamburgers and sexy world saviors like Bruce Willis. Which is true but only in part because USA is so much more…

Day Trip from Austin: Jacob’s Well and The Salt Lick BBQ

Combine the great outdoors with delicious food and you are bound to have an amazing day. Texas, no doubt, has an abundance of both gorgeous nature spots and delectable food. One of my favorite day trips from Austin is Jacob’s well in Wimberley, TX, followed by wine tasting and BBQ at The Salt Lick in…

The Ultimate Guide to Food You Must Try in New Orleans

I have been studying English since the age of 9 and living in USA for the past two years, so I was quite sure the feeling when I don’t know something or can’t pronounce a word is long gone. That is until I came to New Orleans, opened a menu in a restaurant and saw…

Creole Food vs. Cajun Food: What’s the Difference?

Is it normal to be excited about food in upcoming trip more than about anything else? In case with New Orleans I am not ashamed to say “yes” because this city is synonymous with delicious food. If you do a research on restaurants to visit in The Big Easy you will inevitably come across two…

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…

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…