Chef Greg and Subrina Collier to open Leah & Louise at Camp North End

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Greg and Subrina Collier will open Leah & Louise restaurant in the fall. Photo: Peter Taylor Photography

Chef Greg and Subrina Collier, the husband-and-wife team behind Uptown Yolk, will open Leah & Louise, a Memphis-inspired juke joint at Camp North End this fall.

Named for Greg’s late sister and grandmother respectively, Leah & Louise will be the first full-service restaurant at the 75-acre Camp North End development just north of Uptown.

“My baby sister Leah and my Granny Louise both died too soon for me,” says Greg, a James Beard Foundation best chef semifinalist. “In the kitchen, Leah was always fun and creative, and my Granny was always classic and consistent with cooking and techniques.”

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The Collier’s Leah & Louise restaurant will be located at Camp North End. Photo: Peter Taylor Photography

The Memphis natives will reimagine the space to create a juke joint vibe.

“We want to bring that ethos of placemaking into 2019,” Subrina says. “We’re drawing inspiration from the juke joint’s connection to blues music and food.”

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The menu will reflect their interpretation of classic Southern dishes, ingredients and techniques. The 1,800 sq. foot, 58-seat (42 indoors, 16 outdoors) restaurant will launch with dinner service — including Family Meal every Sunday. Lunch service will be added at a later date. Seasonal cocktails and a specialty drinks menu are planned.

“We’re working on dishes that have become my staples and show our heritage,” Greg says, “including hoecakes, chicken skins, ham hock jam. We’re taking a lot of inspiration from Mississippi river valley foodways: think Memphis, Jackson, Mississippi and New Orleans.”

Leah & Louise will be located at 301 Camp Road, Suite 101.


Katrina Louis is managing editor of qcitymetro.com who can always find something to do in Charlotte. She’s an offline hustler (and has the shirt to prove it) but when online, find her on Instagram and Twitter.

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