by Amber Ambrose
Chef Kevin Naderi released the name of his newest restaurant – going into the space formerly occupied by El Gran Malo at 2307 Ella Blvd – exclusively to The Leader. The 160-seat restaurant will be called Lillo & Ella and offer a full bar with parking available next door. While Naderi shared the name, he was mum on details about the menu itself, only stating that it would be different from his current restaurant in Montrose (Roost) and that it would change quarterly. The restaurant transformation is already well underway, with equipment being moved in and an estimated opening date of May 1.