Emeril Lagasse, who was honored recently
for his work with the Food Bank in New York City, will be losing a restaurant from his fold. Emeril's Gulf Coast Fish House
at the Island View Casino
will close on May 29. The restaurant opened in 2007 in the Mississippi town which was hard hit by Hurricane Katrina. Gulfport is Lagasse's wife Alden's hometown and the restaurant was created to help draw visitors to the area. The restaurant had an oyster bar and served entrees including andouille crusted redfish, shrimp and grits and five-day duck.
Island View Casino plans to open a new restaurant in the space off the casino floor around June 9. The Carter Green Steakhouse will be an upscale dinner house featuring prime steaks, fresh seafood and fine wine, employees who worked at Emeril's will have a chance to try out for roles in the venture.