One of Los Angeles’s most anticipated fall restaurants is ready for a big reveal, as The Mighty comes launching into Downtown on Monday. The latest project from partners Quinn and Karen Hatfield (Sycamore Kitchen, Odys + Penelope), The Mighty hopes to anchor the landmark Higgins Building at Second and Main with all-day eats in the usual Hatfield style.
For The Mighty, that means seasonal fare that skews towards the simple, with room for a lot of salads, toasts, and sandwiches. Beyond that, diners can scope out meats from the rotisserie in the kitchen, or lean into a variety of housemade pastas, including a squid ink linguini with blue crab and Thai basil. Karen Hatfield will also be handling the sweets side of things, with room for hand pies, cookies, pies, tarts, and layer cakes. Chef Russell Victorioso will lead the day to day operations in the kitchen. The full opening food menu is below.
As for the space itself, expect a touch of gorgeous minimalism from the bright, open space. The room’s former Pitfire Pizza days seem a world away, as bright tile and tall windows combine to create a gleaming daytime and evening option for Downtown dwellers. The building sits just steps from the LA Times building, the LA Police Department headquarters, and thousands of residential unites to the south and west, so there should be no shortage of foot traffic. There’s room for 70 seats, with another 10 at the counter and a dozen on the patio.
The Mighty opens on Monday, keeping dinner hours only to start. That means seating from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., with an expansion into lunch (11 a.m. to 10 p.m. most nights, and to midnight on Friday and Saturday) next month.
108 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA