Wrench & Rodent Owners To Open Plant-Based Restaurant

December 5, 2017

The husband-and-wife team behind Oceanside's popular Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub is in the process of seeking a location to open The Plot, a plant-based no-waste restaurant and catering service.

From Chef Davin & Jessica Waite, the married duo behind Oceanside's dual concepts Wrench & Rodent Seabasstropub and The Whet Noodle, The Plot will continue the couple's practice of total utilization of ingredients and build on the waste minimizing techniques that have made their restaurants so admired by sustainability seekers. Jessica, who has been on a vegan diet for most of her adult life, is currently working to identify possible locations to evolve The Plot from mobile catering service to a full brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Banana Peel Nigiri
"We currently own and operate two restaurants that are plant and seafood-centric," explained The Plot co-founder Jessica Waite. "We have been lucky enough to work with local farms and fishermen, and understand that the most sustainable and tastiest products are those that are sourced locally and seasonally. Davin has been offering vegan options on his menus since 2004, and believes strongly that moving in a plant-based direction is the right thing to do."

Like Wrench & Rodent, which has been offering a vegan omakase (chef's choice) option since it opened in 2013, the menu at The Plot will change with the seasons as products and produce become available. Expect items like banana peel tacos, beet nigiri, tomato crudo, and a full range of rotating plant-based sushi.

"Davin and I firmly believe that there is an emerging market in the food industry for conscientious businesses offering a high quality product," continued Jessica. "The plant-based food movement is taking off, and this is not a trend - it is a sustainable option for the future of our planet. By offering a quick-casual, high quality dining experience we can help to satisfy a growing need for fast, sustainable and healthy dining."

The Plot is currently offering its 100% vegan catering service throughout San Diego. For more information, contact Jessica Waite at [email protected].