Here is our usual list of places – restaurants, cafes and stores a that opened in Moscow in early July.
Hodya-Hodya Facebook page
Despite a rather strange name, the new restaurant not far from the Patriarchal Ponds offers good tasty and cheap food. In the middle of the restaurant, there is a kitchen in the form of a glass cube, where two Chinese cooks prepare dim sum dishes in a wok. There are several types of dim sums: with salmon and wasabi, shrimp or chicken for 60 rubles (€0.82) a piece. The menu is not too big, but weighty – it has all the necessary classic Chinese meals. Thus, you can taste sour-spicy soup with chicken (290 rubles - €3.94), broken cucumbers (200 rubles - €2.72), half Peking duck (950 rubles - €12.90), udon with beef sauce and black pepper (350 rubles - €4.75) and a good summer dessert – a cold soup with ginger tangerine (250 rubles - €3.40).
+7 495 972 69 64
Spiridonovka Street, 25/20
Q-tab Lab Facebook page
The owners of Q-tab Lab have opened their first permanent eco kiosk at Trekhgornaya Manufactory. Q-tab Lab sells tasty and beautiful, renovated Caucasian food. Berry smoothie with coconut milk (250 rubles - €3.40), fresh juice (200 rubles - €2.72) and coconut water (150 rubles - €2.04) are a great company for the dishes. Firstly, you can taste qutabs with two toppings of your choice for 130 rubles (€1.77). Among the toppings there are greens, pumpkin, suluguni, potatoes and meat (lamb + beef). The novelty of the place is Q-roll (250 rubles - €3.40): a fresh pita bread, which is baked in the oven, chicken or lamb, herbs, pickles and homemade tkemali sauce. For Trekhgorka employees there is a business lunch (300 rubles - €4.08) – a soup (for example, broccoli cream soup, shurpa, sorrel), salad (Greek with the author’s dressing, grilled vegetables or meat), and any qutab.
+7 916 297 11 23, +7 906 719 09 90
Rodchelskaya Street, 15, build. 35, Trekhgornaya Manufactory
SDELANO – APPARTMENT REPAIR SERVICE
A new apartment repairs service Sdelano (done) has appeared in Moscow. It allows you to select a standard style for the apartment repair (minimalistic Stockholm or posh Paris), to pay the price online (from 538 000 rubles - €7,308.14) and get a renovated apartment in 50 days. The Sdelano team promises to take over all the cares of building materials and agreements with the workers and the owner of the apartment is enough to pay the money. The cost of repairs does not change in the process; it is negotiated before starting the repairs.
Cans&Beer VK page
Cans & Beer is a rare example of a craft beer bar, which differs from its predecessors. It opened for a specific audience – graffiti artists. The owners specifically found the bar room with a patio, where visitors would be able to draw at the wall. The interior is simple, decorated with photographs of the best-known street graffiti artists. The bar menu includes Russian beer from Jaws, Trigger, Schwarz Kaiser, Stamm on tap. The cheapest will cost 150 rubles (€2.04) for a pint, and the most expensive – 280 rubles (€3.80). Foreign varieties are sold in bottles. Food menu contains only purchased sandwiches, but in the future owners want to make a separate kitchen with snacks. To entertain the graffiti community, every weekend Cans & Beer is going to hold hip-hop and soul parties, as well as freestyle battles.
+7 495 155 49 45
1st Goncharniy lane, 4, build. 2
Istok Facebook page
Istok is a new store of electric motorcycle. It has opened at the territory of a former factory. The first room of a store is almost empty; there is a coffee point, with Raph for 150 rubles and homemade biscuits for 80 rubles. Here you can drink coffee and play dots or chess with the owner.Besides sellng electric bikes the store will organize parties every weekend — from extreme video screenings to garage concerts. The second space is actually the showroom. Part of it is the Stress store corner— domestic manufacturer of BMX bikes spare parts. Besides rather wide range of adult electric bikes, the owners pay much attention to the development of children’s culture. Therefore, several Czech sports Kuberg electric motorcycle for children from 2 to 5 years and from 6 to 14 years (from 55 000 rubles - €747.12) are sold here. Soon the store will have bikes, cars and quads, and most importantly — their own units under the Istok brand.
+7 926 491 50 23
Letnikovskaya Street 4, build. 2