Author: Kristin Torres

Pubs and Clubs: Night Life in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is full of hip clubs, old school pubs, modern live music venues, and otherwise known for its nightlife. This is particulary true in the summer months, when the sun practically never sets on this far-northern city of art and culture. The following are some of the best locations to visit as found by […]

3 Places to Try Mexican Food in St. Petersburg, Russia

Most American students abroad eventually come to miss that staple of American comfort food culture: Mexican cuisine. Believe it or not, passable Mexican can be found in St. Petersburg, Russia. Here are some locations that SRAS students have found and would like to share with you!   Tequila Boom 57 Voznesenski Ave. When you put […]

4 Locations for Local Food Fast Food in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg is a large but friendly and accessible city that offers lots of cheap, fast, filling options for grabbing a bite to eat. While you will find big name western fast food all over the city, there are a number of local options you should try as well. These include chains that specialize in […]

Top Business Lunches in Saint Petersburg

For those that don’t know, a business lunch is an inexpensive pre-set meal that restaurants offer to maximize their lunchtime traffic between about 12:00-4:00pm. This is a student’s paradise! Most business lunches offer a main dish, a side, and a drink for around 200-350 rubles ($3-6). Some places offer one or two choices for each […]

The Best Coffee Places in Saint Petersburg According to an American Barrista

I generally feel pretty awful in the morning until I drink some coffee – a big, black, and bitter Americano always does me well. I feel like I have some room to judge a good cup of coffee as well as, for the past three years, I have been working as a barista and student […]

4 Foods I’ll Miss the Most from Gastronom 811 in St. Petersburg

On one of my last few days in St. Petersburg, I took one of my last walks around my neighborhood, and something struck me. “If I ever get back here,” I thought, “this is what I’ll want to see first.” It may not make sense to anyone but me, but if I ever get the […]