Chef Jernard Wells, who refers to himself as "The Love Chef" and has competed in a few TV food competitions, is working on opening a restaurant Downtown. East Wave Fusion is tentatively set to begin serving in March, and Wells plans to combine Asian flavors with those of Latin and American cuisine.
The restaurant's location at 60 Luckie Street is in the same building that's home to Landmark Diner. East Wave's website describes the concept:
East Wave creates a balanced fusion of various cuisines. We specialize in pairing and fusing Asian cuisine alongside Latin and American cuisine. The creators pride themselves on constantly shifting the menu to meet new inspirations and providing a myriad of cuisines with the freshest and most current ingredients.
Wells has made appearances on Food Network's Cutthroat Kitchen and Chef Wanted, and he released a cookbook, 88 Ways to Her Heart, in 2007. He's previously worked in Chattanooga and opened LeMont's Southern Cuisine in the Scenic City last year.