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In a tea-room (traktir) on the outskirts of Krasnoyarsk
12020-09-11T13:28:28-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f591a drawing Boris Vasilievich Smirnov, 1904, from the Boris Smirnov Print Collection at the Library of Congressplain2020-09-11T13:28:28-04:00Kelly O'Neilldc20b45f1d74122ba0d654d19961d826c5a557f5
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12020-09-11T13:22:15-04:00in which one might yet stay classy.11"Beer-salons, tea-rooms, and eating-houses are frequented by the lower classes only."plain2021-01-21T18:04:45-05:002020-09-11T12:50
"Beer-salons, tea-rooms, and eating-houses are frequented by the lower classes only." (xxvii)
So if you care to dine and stay classy, mind that you stick to - eh hem - proper restaurants.
Travellers should note that, in Russia, a delicatessen - гастроном - is a wonderful thing. Not only can you purchase cheese and sausage: you can often sit down to a perfectly good lunch in the attached restaurant. Lunch can be had for a song, and you will find yourself in perfectly respectable company. (xxvii)