Thanks to A.S. Pushkin's the Pozharsky hotel became truly famous. In 1826 in a comic guide book sent to his friend S.A. Sobolevsky, Alexander Pushkin writes:
"At your leisure, have dinner
At Pozharsky in Torzhok,
Grill cutlets partake (just cutlets)
And go light."
These famous cutlets, which were prepared by the owner of the hotel Daria Pozharskaya, are one of the brightest hallmark cards of Torzhok. Annually a gastronomic festival is conducted here. "At Pozharsky in Torzhok" - a real festival of Russian cuisine and hospitality, during which a competition for the Best Pozharskaya cutlet is held.