Social Movers Spring 2017 – Don Craig

Don Craig

As the rest of world is still rambling on about the new US President, Moscow continues its drive to move forward. With so many businesses closing their doors in 2015 & 2016, the city seems to have taken a new lease on life and new cafés and restaurants are popping all over town.

Arkady Novikov and his partner’s new project at Nikolskya 10, will add an additional 30 ‘Street Food Corner and sandwich shops’ to the area which will bring life into a building that has seemed more like a museum over the past years rather than a retail outlet offering high end goods.  In the same building you will also find Papa’s Bar & Grill, Tibet Himalaya Restaurant, and Beverly Hills which have all withstood the turmoil over the past couple of years with no end in sight.

I recently had the pleasure of visiting the Restaurant ‘Selfie’ (Part of the White Rabbit Restaurant Family) which to my delight I found very comfortable. The Service and food beyond reproach, I highly recommend it when considering a place for your next banquet, business meeting, or just as a place to take the family for a great meal. Address: Novinsky Boulevard 31.

The next place I suggest you try out is the new ‘Vintage’ restaurant located at Bolshaya Nikitskaya  60/1. The first thing you need to know is that the interior will simply amaze you, it is so warm and welcoming and at the same time a work of art. The wine list is amazing, the food *5 star plus, and staff is well trained and willing to please. The DJs are some of the best Moscow has to offer and the top floor houses one of the best Karaoke setups in the city. You will notice a lot of artefacts from the old ‘News Pub’ which was a famous expat hotspot back in those days. ‘Vintage’ belongs to the same owner Mikhail Khatsko who owned ‘News Pub’ and definitely knows how to have a good time.

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