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Restaurant News

Arkady Novikov has struck again. In conjunction with sausage magnate Vadim Dymov, the Novikov group has launched the Dymov No. 1 chain of beer and grill restaurants. After a string of upmarket openings, the new Dymov No. 1 marks a relatively infrequent foray into the democratic segment for Novikov. First to open is the flagship Sofiiskaya Naberezhnaya branch (pictured), with seating for 250 people and a stunning Kremlin view. With a modern interior, it features an on-site deli selling the restaurant's meaty treats. Being a co-project with Dymov, meat products are a focus: sausages, salamis, pies and pates. The beer list is to feature both imports and local beers as well as some rare varieties. The second Dymov has opened on Malaya Dmitrovskaya Ulitsa.

34 Sofiiskaya Naberezhnaya, 951-7571/3571, M. Biblioteka Im. Lenina; 6 Ul. Malaya Dmitrovka, 699-0770, M. Pushkinskaya.

Italian restaurant Porto Chervo has introduced a weekend brunch. Running from noon to 6 p.m., the all-you-can-eat smorgasbord offers a large selection of Italian salads, cheeses and sausages, plus cold beef with tuna sauce and tongue with pesto. Whole roast pig, turkey and salmon with various side dishes are also offered. Also included is a beverage choice -- either half a liter of juice, 300 milliliters of red or white wine or 200 grams of vodka. The brunch costs 860 rubles. Given that the restaurant is located in a cinema complex, it could be just the thing for a pre-movie meal.

24 Ul. Novy Arbat, inside the Oktyabr cinema complex, 203-2162, M. Arbatskaya.

Cherdak, the cozy beer restaurant located above the large buffet restaurant Grabli on Prospekt Mira, has introduced a short Lenten menu. The four-dish menu consists of a layered salad in a glass (370 rubles), red soup (130 rubles), Chinese-style fried potatoes (250 rubles) and a vegetable paella with tofu (300 rubles).

99 Prospekt Mira, 602-4663, M. Alexeyevskaya.

Indian restaurant Indus has updated its menu. With the wise counsel of London's renowned Indian chef Vineet Bhatia, who is acting as a consulting chef, Indus has introduced numerous new dishes. Green beans and chickpea salad with garlic naan and flaky bacon (420 rubles), basmati rice khichdi with goat cheese, grilled prawn and crispy fried onion rings (620 rubles) and prawn & spinach phulka roll with bell pepper, tomato and cashew sauce (970 rubles) are among the new offerings on the menu.

15 Plotnikov Per., 244-7979, M. Smolenskaya.