Chef Emeril Lagasse has opened his new restaurant “e2 Emeril’s Eatery” at Levine Center for the Arts and went to a private tasting last night.  It was unbelievable!  It’s within easy walking distance of Uptown Charlotte’s many art, business and cultural attractions -- the Duke Energy Center, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture, Mint Museum Uptown and Knight Theater all surround the new restaurant.

Here’s some information from his website: “With a thriving dining scene, my alma mater Johnson & Wales, the nearby universities and Charlotte’s great cultural and arts community, I feel right at home here,” said Emeril. “I’m excited to join the beautiful museums and attractions at the Levine Center for the Arts and Duke Energy Center with my new restaurant – e2 Emeril’s Eatery. We’re creating a comfortable, fun, neighborhood eatery that serves great food and drink at an affordable price.”

“E2 features an eclectic menu and cooking methods that highlight Emeril’s passion for elevating American classics. The menu will include some dishes inspired by his travels in the U.S. and abroad, plus a few twists on his New Orleans favorites – with a touch of Southern flavor that is uniquely Charlotte. A large bar will feature moderately priced wines, craft beers, unique spirits and handcrafted cocktails.”

Have any of you been there yet?

Go try it out – you’ll love it!  Feel free to share this with your friends.