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Moby can add restaurateur to his long list of titles with the opening of his new vegan restaurant, little pine, in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles. PETA was there on opening day, which coincided with Moby’s 28th anniversary of going vegan, to try some of the delicious meals.

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The menu is rotating and entirely organic, and it includes mouthwatering dishes such as gluten-free macaroni and cheese, meatballs and polenta, Mediterranean salad with olives and avocado, roasted tomato agnolotti (pasta with truffle cream and tomatoes), and a trio of stuffed shells, one of his childhood favorites.

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Moby talks about the creative menu in an exclusive PETA interview. “I’ve come up with a lot of it myself but working with my chef, Kristyne,” he explains. little pine’s chef is Kristyne Starling, former chef de cuisine at Aventine.

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Although Los Angeles has many delicious vegan restaurants, Moby wanted to address an unfilled niche, so he opened his own “organic, Mediterranean-inspired vegan restaurant/bistro.”

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The exclusive PETA interview takes a poignant turn as he describes his feeling toward animals. He says, “I don’t want to in any way be involved with anything that contributes to animal suffering. … Suffering is avoidable.”

Watch the powerful interview in its entirety here:

little pine is open from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and stays open until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

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