Musician, animal rights activist, and vegan Moby is teaming up with restaurateur Ravi DeRossi for a new version of Ladybird, the cocktail bar and vegan small plates restaurant that replaced The Bourgeois Pig last summer. It closed over the weekend, but DeRossi and Moby will be moving it to a bigger space at 111 Seventh Street later this year.
The build-out will take at least the summer, with an expected reopening in early September with a 100 percent vegan menu. As he told Eater, DeRossi is converting as many of his 15 restaurants and bars into animal-free establishments as he can. Currently he has converted 11 with the 12th coming this summer.
Jane Danger of Mother of Pearl and Cienfuegos, along with Alla Lapushchik, owner and beverage director of Post Office Whiskey Bar and OTB in Brooklyn, will run the drinks program. DeRossi is also behind the newly opened Coup, which sends earnings to organizations in danger of being defunded by the Trump administration.
“And Moby,” says DeRossi, “well he's just Moby: pretty self explanatory.” The artist who has been vegan since 1987 has been an investor in and supporter of several vegan restaurants across the country, including Little Pine in Los Angeles.