Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan Partnering With With Ex-MLB Player for New Nashville Steakhouse
According to MusicRow, E3 Chophouse will be a 13,000-square-foot restaurant with three stories of dining space, private event space and a rooftop bar. The restaurant will be located at 1628 21st Ave. S., on the corner of Wedgewood Avenue, near Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
E3 Chophouse gets its name from E3 Ranch, located in Fort Scott, Kan., and owned by LaRoche and his wife Jenn. The beef served at the steakhouse will be all natural, with no antibiotics or steroid enhancements.
The first E3 Chophouse opened in Steamboat Springs, Colo., in 2013. LaRoche's brother, Jeff LaRoche, oversees operations there and will do so at the Nashville location as well; Steve Perdue will be the Nashville location's general manager.
Aldean, Bryan and LaRoche -- who spent time with the MLB's Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals and more -- met while filming Buck Commander, a hunting TV show. LaRoche says in a statement that the two country stars have been talking about opening an E3 Chophouse "jokingly ... for years," until the conversations turned more serious.
"This is the town they call home, and they’re directly involved in the development and design of the restaurant," LaRoche adds. "It’s come a long way from Luke wearing the E3 hat I made as a novelty many years ago, and we are humbled and excited to bring the restaurant to Music City.”
Both Aldean and Bryan are already fixtures of Music City's famous Lower Broadway area: The two lend their names to restaurants located next door to each other on the honky-tonk-filled street.
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