As noted in the catering thread below, Chef Eric Austin is back at the helm of Big E's.
I was fairly vocal in my recommendations to avoid the place, as the circumstances around his absence were rife with unfairness and backstabbing.
Now that things have been worked out, according to the man himself, I wholeheartedly resume my support for Big E's on Nicollet.
Welcome back Big E. I can't wait to stop by. (Warm up a big batch of cheese grits for me!)