Well, we know where chef Brian Dunsmoor is landing. After an official departure from The Hart & The Hunter, followed by a more recent decamping from his more recent project Ladies Gunboat Society at Flores, Dunsmoor and his partner Jonathan Strader have officially settled on the current Waterloo & City space.
According to LA Weekly's Squid Ink blog, the pair's long-planned The Hatchet Hall concept will be pressing into the five year old Culver City restaurant space currently occupied by Brendan Collins' British pub Waterloo & City. As of now, the restaurant will continue to operate into the new year, but expect the fish and chips to stop frying sometime in January or thereabouts, meaning Dunsmoor's original projection of opening Hatchet Hall by March 2015 could be right on schedule.
Reached by email, Collins had this to say: "Waterloo & City has had an amazing run in Culver City and I love what we've built there. The community has been so supportive since the beginning. We truly have the best regulars. This is unlikely its last chapter; Waterloo may find itself a new home sometime in the future. We hope see our friends in before we say goodbye."
No official indication yet as to Collins' next move, though it's a safe bet the popular chef won't stay down for long. Got any idea about what's to come? Hit the tip line.