The New Kid on the Restaurant Block
The newest, or in this case the "mew-ist" restaurant to hit the Santa Barbara Scene will be The Hungry Cat, of Hollywood fame stretching it's claws up to the downtown area. There is still butcher paper in the windows, but the opening is scheduled to be next month. It will be interesting to see what they will do with the place, it is a tad on the smallish side, but it is co-owned by Suzanne Goin of Lucques (and recently of Top Chef) so let's see if one can manage to squeeze in at any time for a little tasty treat.
Opentable.com...you listening? I'll be needing an easy way to schedule my noshings at these two places.