MORE ISA News! Not only does her new restaurant have an opening date, but she made a preview video of it!
Highlights: Cat knee socks, dance interludes, the “intimate lounge”, and the fact that she’s pretty clearly papering her Omaha restaurant window with the New York Times.
Let me repeat: Cat. Knee. Socks.
ATTENTION VEGAN WORLD: Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s restaurant, Modern Love, opens June 8 in Omaha! »
Obviously you remember that vegan queen Isa Chandra Moskowitz is opening a vegan restaurant called Modern Love in Omaha, Nebraska. This lady is way ahead of the curve.
And there’s news! Modern Love has a website, a Facebook, an Instagram, a Twitter, a newsletter you can sign up for, and most importantly, a DEADLINE! There’s a countdown clock on the website, and according to my math, the restaurant will be opening at the stroke of midnight (local time) on June 8. You Nebraskans should start lining up now.
The menu hasn’t been announced yet but they’ve been teasing us with some sexy preview photos, a few of which we have poached and will now display for you here:
Who’s going right away? Who’s gonna buy my plane ticket?
Isa Announces Restaurant in Omaha! ROAD TRIP! »
"First staff meeting. Can you guess what the restaurant is called?" Nov. 1, 2013, @isachandra via Instagram.
Ed. note: Rachel wrote this a while ago, I didn’t post until now. Forgive me!
Astute stalkers of the queen of vegan cookbooks will already know that Isa Chandra Moskowitz is planning to open Omaha, Nebraska’s first vegan restaurant. Now, in her local paper, she reveals its exact location, and its name. First, take a moment to guess.
No idea? Yeah, that photo didn’t tell me squat. Answer: Modern Love. Not to be mistaken for the New York Times column—that’s an SEO/Google search problem I wouldn’t want to deal with, but unfortunately I was not consulted.
Deets are few, but the paper reveals a couple:
"Moskowitz describes the menu as ‘swanky vegan comfort food,’ and she said the restaurant will serve a revolving menu of made-from-scratch dishes. She’ll make her own cheese, condiments and soda. She said she’s working with local farms, and the food will focus on vegetables. She’ll also serve homemade pie."
You had me at “swanky.”
Oh, and don’t be too jealous, but my home of Boulder, CO, is only 552 miles/7 hours and 45 minutes from this impending hotbed of awesomeness. A road trip is clearly in order once the doors open this spring. Stay tuned!!
I’m sure you all saw this when Isa sent out her bat signal but YOU GUYS SHE’S GONNA OPEN A RESTAURANT!!! I THINK it’s gonna be in Omaha so I guess that means we all have to move to the midwest and become racist. I’m halfway there because I’m a total racist in that I hate everyone! JK, I know not everyone in the midwest is racist and I look like a total idiot for saying that but my image was shattered when I first started double fisting baked potatoes back in ‘93 so ALL BETS ARE OFF.
Anyway, I bet the super lovely and funny and awesome folks at Vegan Omaha will have the inside scoop as it becomes available so let’s all sit on the edges of our seats and GET SO EXCITED. I’m totally flying out for the opening and trying literally (LITERALLY) everything on the menu… OH! I have a really good idea, we should all do that, right? Let’s rent a plane!!! Can we afford that? I guess the better question is: Can you afford it because uh, can I catch a ride with you??
Isa’s kitty benefit dinner makes me almost wish I lived in Omaha »
OMG this photo makes me SO jealous. I want to be that woman with the tattoos and great arms holding a heart-shaped bowl of raspberries next to the freakin’ QUEEN of vegan food, my hero Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Who cares that I’d have to go live in Omaha.* Isa I love you!
This pic is from a benefit dinner Isa threw last Sunday, to raise money for Feline Friendz kitty rescue. She’s got a full report on the PPK blog, including drool-inducing photos of the food she whipped up. She says she took extra care because in Omaha, the stakes are high (no vegan pizza raining from the sky).
Maybe we can convince her to go on tour? I guess just continuing to write cookbooks might be enough.
*Actually Omaha is pretty up-and-coming, it turns out. Get in now before it turns into Brooklyn! No offense, Brooklyn!