Chef Mike DiLeo Tackles Vegan Food At New Love Earth Cafe

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Mike DiLeo closed Rodizio Grill, his meat-centric restaurant in Charleston, at the end of September. But when one kitchen door closes, another opens. And this led the Staten Island chef to the other side of the food rainbow, so to speak — to plant-based menus as the executive chef at recently opened Love Earth…

Love Earth: Vegan Cafe And Allergen-Free Bakery

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — To ready for a September opening of Love Earth Cafe, three owners tinker with recipes like a classic coconut cake and beefy burger made from black beans. The soon-coming Richmond Valley restaurant and bakery has a mission: It aims to craft delicious food without soy, nuts, eggs, dairy, gluten or animal…