Former Ubuntu chef Aaron London made headlines last week when he announced that he'd be taking over the former South End Grill 'n Bar space at 26th and Valencia, and now Tablehopper has snagged a few more details on the project. Though London made his name cooking vegetarian food at Ubuntu, the still-unnamed restaurant will have meat and seafood on the menu; it'll boast 49 seats, with construction beginning later this year for an early 2015 opening.
For those unfamiliar with London's work, he earned a James Beard Award nomination, a Michelin star, and Chron Rising Star status at Ubuntu, which went on a 2011 hiatus that eventually turned into a shutter. (It's now home to Sean O'Toole's Torc.) Determined to learn the ropes of running every part of a restaurant, he's been working at Locanda in recent years, including a stint behind the bar. No word on when South End plans to close up shop.