Wednesday, July 8, 2015

St. Petersburg, Russia: The Literary Cafe

Bus tours aren't known for stopping at trendy places. On our trip around St. Petersburg, we were ushered into the Literary Cafe. Staffers pointed out paintings of famous authors who had dined there over the years.

Therefore, we were eating in the shadows of Saltykov, Shchedrin, Dostoevsky, and Pushkin. In fact, I learned much later that this supposedly was the last cafe (under different management, of course) that poet Aleksandr Pushkin ever visited. Maybe someone knew I wrote a travel blog, and thought I'd fit in.

The food was fine, although this tradition of a shot of vodka at the start of the meal does take an adjustment period.

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