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The Week in Restaurant Openings: The Misfit and Hungry Cat in Santa Monica; Heirloom-LA launches food truck

April 25, 2011 |  4:54 pm

Misfit The Misfit is scheduled to open in Santa Monica on Thursday. LGO Hospitality, the restaurant group behind La Grande Orange in Pasadena, has transformed what was formerly Anisette on Santa Monica Boulevard into the Misfit. It's a breakfast-lunch-dinner spot that intends to offer some things virtuous (plenty of vegan and vegetarian options) and some things not-so (plenty of cocktails). Seven nights a week, open late.    

225 S. Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica

The Hungry Cat might now be a mini-empire, with its third location open on West Channel Road. (First Hollywood, then Santa Barbara, now Santa Monica.) Expect more of chef-owner David Lentz's Maine-meets-L.A. seafood menu: seafood platters, peel-n-eat shrimp, crudo, salads and fruity cocktails. 

100 W. Channel Road, Santa Monica

Heirloom-LA, the local-favorite catering company that made a splash with lasagna cupcakes, is launching a food truck, set to debut Tuesday. Watch Twitter for locations: @wpheirloomla

-- Betty Hallock

[Updated April 26, 10:34 a.m.: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated that LGO Hospitality operated M Street Kitchen in Santa Monica.] 

Photo: The Misfit. Credit: Sara Abbot / The Misfit