After walking around the Church on the Spilled Blood, we got into Boris' van to A) find lunch and B) go to Peterhof.
It's a good thing we had Boris and his van, because within a few minutes it looked like this:
It even hailed briefly!
Dad asked Boris to 'take us somewhere you like to eat,' so we stopped at this mini-mall:
(That's Boris' van in the reflection)
near this monument:
to eat at Teremok:
Teremok is a fast food-type of place that mostly serves blinis, both savory and sweet.
(no English in sight, either in the menu or the patrons - an excellent sign!)
They're big, hearty blinis too, not like wimpy ones I've had before.
I got the Italiano one, filled with ham, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce (which tasted more like ketchup). It was delicious!
I also got a "vinaigrette" salad filled with the many diced root vegetables I remembered from many Russian meals before:
We hadn't eaten breakfast, so this hit the spot!