Richard Melville Hall, an American singer-songwriter, musician and DJ, otherwise best known under his stage name Moby, opened a new an restaurant in Los Angeles, calling it Little Pine. Nothing so out of the ordinary, you might think, but Moby intends to give all the profits to animal welfare organizations, including The Humane Society, Farm Sanctuary, Sea Shepard, PETA, and Animal Legal Defense Fund.

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The Little Pine restaurant is a 100% organic vegan bistro.  Answering the obvious question 'Why would you ever want to open a restaurant?' on the Little Pine website, Moby said that for him "it's the ability to take a bunch of the things I care about: organic food, community, veganism, architecture & design, and represent them in one space." He adds that "blogs and instagram are great, but a picture of food will never replace an actual, beautiful plate of food served in a beautiful space." We couldn't agree more.

Moby's been a vegan for the past 28 years, so it's understandable that vegan, organic food and drinks are what you will on his restaurant's menu. The basic feel of the restaurant is cosy and warm, just as you would expect from someone who loves pine trees. The room is full of pinewood and puffy pillows, of books and art on the wall, and everywhere you look, it seems your eyes are having a pleasant rest. Moby contributed his ideas to the recipes as well as the interior design, which was handled by Studio Hus from Los Angeles. 

Little Pine will be open seven days a week from 7:30 a.m. to midnight, 362 days a year.

Jan. 13, 2016 Living photo: Jenn Harris / Los Angeles Times

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