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Emeril Lagasse coming to Charlotte

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jla1960 Jan 19, 2011 06:40 AM

Per Helen Schwab's blog, Emeril Lagasse will open a restaurant somewhere in the Levine Center for the Arts campus Uptown, I assume inside the Duke Energy Tower. Other restaurants set to open there include Energy Cafe, Mizan (Mediterranean restaurant and lounge) and Emzy Asian.Sushi Bar (like we need another Asian fusion/sushi place).

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    Littleman RE: jla1960 Jan 19, 2011 07:38 AM

    I have not heard about Emeril opening a restaurant in Charlotte. It will be outstanding if he does. He closed his restaurant on the MS Gulf Coast recently but all the others are doing great I think. He has great people working for him and does a fine job.

    1. southernitalian RE: jla1960 Jan 19, 2011 10:39 AM

      I thought the same thing. Seriously, how much sushi/fusion do we need in Charlotte, particularly uptown?

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        gogoraleigh RE: jla1960 Jan 19, 2011 12:12 PM

        This will last 23 months. Anyone for over? under?

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          billyjack RE: jla1960 Jan 20, 2011 09:59 AM

          Is it too much to ask for an actual Japanese restaurant? You know, one that actually serves Japanese food, not just sushi? And is affordable? Or even a Korean restaurant. Hell, Indian or Vietnamese? Those are your "Asian" foods that would fill a hole downtown. Yes I know about the Japanese and Indian places in Latta Arcade, but we could stand more.

          Who eats at these fake Asian fusion places anyway? I don't know anyone that does.

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            yahooer RE: jla1960 Jan 22, 2011 01:13 AM

            I was delighted to read this bit of news. Emeril's restaurant in Atlanta was such a home to us, we haven't been to Atlanta since it closed. We'll make the trip to Charlotte when it opens. Besides serving outstanding food, every aspect of a visit to Emeril's restaurants usually is a delight. If the food, service and hospitality are anywhere close to Atlanta, we'll be frequent visitors.

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