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A New York Restaurateur Goes Vegan: Can He Turn A Profit And Satisfy His Conscience?
By Robin D. Schatz, April 5, 2016
"The vegan remake of Mother of Pearl, which originally opened last summer, is just the start of a new entrepreneurial journey for DeRossi. He owns 15 bars and restaurants in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, including the trendy speakeasy Death & Co, which serves tapas such as filet mignon and shrimp cocktail, the Bourgeois Pig, where cheese plates predominate, and one exclusively plant-based restaurant, the popular Avant Garden, which opened in September just around the corner from Mother of Pearl to rave reviews."