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Ashley Marie Sneed is currently a chef at the Ritz-Carlton in Charlotte*, and has been cooking in restaurants and hotels for over six years. Her culinary talents stem from a passion for food and wine, and her desire to share that with the rest of the world has led her to pursue a career in writing. Her experiences range from dining to cooking to cultural immersions in Europe and Asia and domestic meccas such as New York, L.A. and Chicago. She loves cooking at home for friends and family, indulging at local restaurants, blogging about her culinary adventures and preparing meals for a new and upcoming personal chef company in Charlotte, North Carolina. Ashley is a Ritz-Carlton employee, but not an official company spokesperson. The opinions and positions expressed are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of the Ritz-Carlton, LLC.

E2 Eatery By Emeril Lagasse Opens In Uptown Charlotte

BAM! Emeril Lagasse’s done it again, this time in uptown Charlotte! His 13th installment, e2: emeril’s eatery, will be a new addition to his 12 other award-winning restaurants, located in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando and Bethlehem. Emeril, a former student of Johnson & Wales, has become a national TV superstar, appearing on networks like ABC, The Food Network, and The Hallmark Channel.

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Emeril also has two of his own shows, and premiered as a guest judge on Top Chef Texas. As if that doesn’t take the cake, Emeril is a best-selling cookbook author, and his “new” approach to New Orleans cooking is what you’ll find at this quaint little eatery located inside the Levine Center for the Arts. On the menu you’ll see plenty of North Carolina farm-fresh product, with New Orleans’ style remoulades, gumbo (of course!) and collard greens. This is down-south laid-back cooking at it’s finest. And if you’re still on that New Year’s diet of yours (I mean “lifestyle”), then make sure to eschew the dessert menu, especially the Warm Huckleberry Upside Down Cake, the Sweet Potato Cheesecake, and the Cranberry-Ginger Brioche Bread Pudding. Hey, I warned you.

WHAT:
e2 emeril’s eatery
135 Levine Avenue of the Arts, Ste. 100
Charlotte, NC 28202
Ph. 704-414-4787

HOURS:
Monday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

RESERVATIONS: OpenTable


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