Omnivore - Not so Bam-tastic" for Emeril's"

Emeril's restaurant in Buckhead, is closing its doors at the end of this month after five years. The restaurant is one of six in a chain named after the owner and celebrity chef, Emeril Lagasse.

But it might take him a while to realize that he is down one. The Emeril empire is massive and he seems to have his hand in just about everything: From a new "Emerilware" line, including the "BAM! Machine", a 3-in-1 Food Processor available in May, to another show called "Emeril Green," which begins airing this summer on Planet Green. Maybe there's a point when you have to choose quality over quantity.

Needless to say the Atlanta Emeril's didn't live up to the hype from the very beginning. Food critics didn't exactly give the place a warm welcome.

Check out the review from former CL Food & Drink Editor, Bill Addison, shortly after its opening in 2004.

There is some serious foreshadowing.

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