It looks like that long-dead pale blue restaurant space on Rowena Avenue formerly known as Silver Take is finally getting some love. This is the same spot that was recently taken over by musician/DJ/prolific vegan Moby, and it finally has a name and a concept. Welcome to the world, Little Pine.
The cutesy, woodsy name gives way to, as expected, an all-vegan restaurant, using organic ingredients with a seasonal focus. The kitchen will be overseen by Anne Thornton, the Food Network regular who hosts Dessert First. Thornton previously worked at spots like the Waverly Inn, and now joins up with Moby for dishes as diverse as a lemon mint pea pâté or mushroom leek pot pie. Looking for something meatier? Try the cauliflower steak!
In addition to the kitchen, which will initially serve dinner before expanding into all-day service with a brunch component, Little Pine will also have a serious retail side at the front of the restaurant. There, you’ll find everything from meatless cookbooks to artisanal products available for takeaway.
Little Pine is currently hoping for a summer debut, with design being handled by Tatum Kendrick of Studio Hus. Expect lots of natural touches, from raw woods to ceramic tile and concrete. Better still: there are plans for some custom wallpaper featuring photos taken by Moby himself!
2870 Rowena Ave.
Los Angeles, CA