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New Raw-Vegan Restaurant Opening in Echo Park Next Week

Turkish apricot fig and walnut ice cream | Photo by Quarrygirl
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To some, Stephen Hauptfuhr may be known as a nightlife promoter behind a popular night at the now-shuttered Star Shoes in Hollywood, but to vegans in Los Angeles, he's a rock star of a different shade. "It’s seriously some of tastiest, most inventive dessert food i’ve ever eaten," exclaims vegan blogger Quarrygirl of Hauptfuhr's food.

Hauptfuhr's creations have been around for a little while already -- find it at Naturewell in Silver Lake, Elf in Echo Park or via his catering company -- but come next week on May 20th, his restaurant Mooi (it's Dutch for "beautiful") will debut in the two level corner space of Echo Park's Jensen Rec Center.