Steaks at a burger chain
Farsh is a burger chain by Moscow’s leading
restaurateur Arkady Novikov. Farsh prides itself
on the quality of its burgers (from 280 rubles)
supplied by Miratorg meat producer. Farsh
branch on Komsomolsky Prospekt started offering
steaks made with Black Angus beef. The
steaks are alternative cuts like Top Blade, Denver,
and New York. Each weighs about 90 gams
and costs just 480 rubles with a side of fries.
Greek food at a night club
Sito cafe opened a new outpost inside the Squat
¾ space, famous for their electronic music parties,
gothic interiors and bohemian atmosphere.
Sito serves traditional Greek fare, its specialty
being peynirli, boat shaped Greek pizza. You
can get it with cheese and tomatoes, cheese
and bacon, as well ground meat (from 250 to
380 rubles). There’s also moussaka, a layered
potato-based dish (350 rubles), as well as Greek
salad (250 rubles) and kebab in a pita bread.
Burgers from a rap star
Black Star burger chain just added a second
location on Tsvetnoy Bulvar. Black star was
opened by Timati, probably the most popular
Russian rapper. The first cafe generated so
much hype, there were hour-long lines. There
are ten types of burger in total, but the most
popular is a VIP burger (777 rubles) with feta
cheese, truffle sauce and blackcurrant jam. The
VIP burger comes on a plate with fireworks.
After the closure of Kitayskie Novosti (Chinese
News) on Tverskaya street, another one just
opened on Novy Arbat. Kitayskie Novosti serve
Chinese dishes hard to find elsewhere in the
city, like Taiwanese style “three cup” chicken
or pork xialongbao dumplings served in bamboo
baskets (390 rubles). Several dishes were
added to the menu specifically for the Arbat
branch, such as a lamb soup with daikon.