Moby to Open Vegan Restaurant in Silver Lake
Musician, Los Feliz resident, vegan and animal rights activist Moby isn't just preaching a plant-based lifestyle. He'll be selling it (beyond T-shirts) when he opens a new vegan restaurant, Little Pine, in Silver Lake this summer. New York chef and TV personality Anne Thornton (Dessert First, The Waverly Inn), Moby's longtime friend who recently switched to a vegan lifestyle, will direct the culinary program. Little Pine will initially offer dinner with breakfast and lunch added later.
Located in a cool Art Deco restaurant on Rowena Avenue, the space will be light and bright, decked out with raw materials like plywood, ceramic tile and concrete, and murals and chandeliers done by local artists. One wall has custom wallpaper featuring a moody black and white forest scene from Moby’s own photographic eye. In addition to being a hangout space for Eastside hipsters, the front will house a shop for eco-sustainable housewares and gifts from Moby and Thornton's favorite artisans, artists and authors.
Thornton's all-organic dinner menu will include things like lemon mint pea pate with crostini and crudites; roasted beets with arugula, peashoots, cashew ricotta and maple-cayenne walnuts; pan bagnat with crushed garbanzo beans, nicoise olive tapenade, roasted red peppers, fennel, capers and herbs on baguette; mushroom leek pot pie; and roasted cauliflower steak with persillade, cauliflower puree and roasted root vegetables. Little Pine will most likely open in July.
2870 Rowena Ave.