Omaha vegan chef and cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz will open the city's only vegan restaurant this spring. The restaurant, called Modern Love, will be attached to O'Leavers bar, in the former location of Star Deli, 1319 S. 50th St., which closed earlier this fall. 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.
Moskowitz's eighth cookbook, "Isa Does It," came out last month. Moskowitz is one of the most popular self-trained vegan cookbook writers in the country. Between Facebook and Twitter, she has almost 100,000 followers. You can read her popular vegan blog is at www.theppk.com.