Moby's Organic Vegan Restaurant Little Pine Opens In Silver Lake Next Week
Moby's buzzed-about vegan restaurant, Little Pine, will finally open its doors in Silver Lake next week.While the DJ's all-organic eatery had caused a bit of a stir with noise-concerned neighbors, the kinks seem to be smoothed out for its opening on November 19, reports the L.A. Times. Moby assures the Times that his menu won't feature the "old cliched, joyless veganism" or an eclectic selection of "tacos, sushi and hummus." Instead, the menu created by chef Kristyne Starling—formerly of Aventine—will feature dishes like a farro walnut salad with butternut squash and pomegranate; a trio of stuffed shells with pesto, artichoke and spinach; and meatballs with polenta and marinara—which, of course, will be "meat-less balls" in reality.
And while Moby himself doesn't drink alcohol anymore, the restaurant will serve a variety of organic wines, beer, hard cider, Champagne cocktails and other cocktails conceptualized in part by the DJ himself, according to the Times. There will also be plenty of top-shelf teas and other non-alcoholic options as well.
The front of Little Pine will include a small retail space, which will feature art books from artist friends of Moby, along with other curated artisanal goods like soaps, candles and other gift items.
Moby also worked with L.A.-based Studio Hus to help design the space in the Art Deco building, which will feature plenty of, surprise, pinewood, as well as ceramic tiles, marble tabletops and patterned pillows. The wallpaper also contains a photograph taken by Moby of snow-covered Mt. Baldy.
The music at Little Pine will not exclusively be tracks from Moby's repertoire, he assures the Times. Instead, the day will start with jazz, classical and singer-songwriters, and become more modern as the day progresses.
Little Pine is located at 2870 Rowena Ave., Silver Lake, (323) 741-8148. Beginning November 19, it will be open seven days a week, 7:30 a.m. to midnight.