Tips are not included in the bill automatically, but are left to the discretion of the guest. In restaurants, bars, taxis, casinos, you need to focus on 10-15% tips. In New York, this amount can reach 20%.
USA: US money and currency
Money, CURRENCY EXCHANGE
According to Justinshoes, a United States dollar (USD) is equal to 100 cents. In circulation are denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars, coins – pennies (1 cent), nickel (5 cents), dime (10 cents), quarter (25 cents), half-dollar (50 cents) and 1 dollar.
USA: US Cuisine
Cuisine American breakfast is scrambled eggs or scrambled eggs with bacon, ham, sausages and fried potatoes. The hotel restaurant can have ten types of scrambled eggs, omelettes, salads, juice and coffee. In addition to scrambled eggs, there will be only corn flakes, sometimes oatmeal.
Lunch (second breakfast) takes place from 12 to 14 o’clock and in the standard version is a soup + hamburger (cheeseburger, momburger, papaburger, etc.). Ordering lunch by phone is very common. This is usually used in offices – 15 minutes after the call, you have a hot lunch in front of you, neatly packed in a box. It can be Japanese, Chinese and any other cuisine.
An American dinner roughly corresponds to our lunch – soups, main course, salads, etc.
The national American dish is a hamburger in all forms and other fast food achievements washed down with Coca-Cola. But fortunately, this does not mean that there is nothing more to eat in America. There are many lovers of good food here and restaurants of national cuisine are presented like nowhere else. In any big city you will find Chinese and Japanese, Spanish and Mexican, Irish and Indian, Greek and Jewish restaurants, and they will be, as they say, on every corner. Here, visiting a restaurant is not an event, as in Russia. Many dine there several times a week, or even daily. A real American always has his favorite restaurant.
Americans joke that they only drink one drink. When hot, it is called coffee, and when cold, it is called Coca-Cola. There is no need to explain what Coca-Cola is, but the coffee consumed by Americans in huge quantities does not taste like that served in Italy, France or Turkey. Finding a place in the USA where they know how to brew coffee is not easy.
Rules for the sale of alcohol are established by the authorities of a particular state. Bars, pubs and liquor stores may be closed on Sundays. In a supermarket open on Sunday, the shelves may be filled with wine, but you will not be able to drink – the rules are strictly observed.
USA: Culture USA
- January 1 – New Year
- 3rd Monday in February – George Washington’s birthday
- Last Monday in May – Memorial Day
- July 4 – Independence Day
- July 21 – President’s Day
- 1st Monday in September – Labor Day
- 2nd Monday in October – Feast of Columbus
- 4th Thursday of November – Thanksgiving Day
- December 25 – Christmas
These holidays are established at the federal level and are celebrated throughout the country. In addition, there are a number of local holidays.
Easter, St. Valentine’s Day (February 14), Halloween (October 31), Mother’s Day (second Sunday in May), some Jewish holidays (Yom Kippur, Hanukkah) are widely celebrated.
If the holiday falls on a weekend, then the following Monday is considered a non-working day. On holidays, all state institutions, including museums, (with rare exceptions) do not work.