Chez South: English’s shrimp and grits, simplified

By Jennifer Biggs for The Commercial Appeal A reader named Barbara asked for the shrimp and grits recipe from Restaurant Iris. Chef/owner Kelly English was happy to provide it, and made adjustments to make it simpler for the home cook. If you’d like a recipe from a local restaurant, just ask. We’ll get it if [...]

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Memphis makes Southern Living list of top food cities

by Jennifer Biggs of the Commercial Appeal CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR MEMPHIS AS THE SOUTH’S TASTIEST TOWN Paula Disbrowe is no stranger to Memphis. The travel editor of Southern Living magazine co-wrote Pat and Gina Neely’s first cookbook, “Down Home with the Neelys.” “I mostly remember a lot of delicious breakfasts, perfect biscuits,” she [...]

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Oxford Pop Up Jan 30- Feb 2

Make plans now… Chef Kelly English in Oxford for City Grocery’s Big Bad Pop up January 30-Feb 2! Click here to read Jennifer Biggs’ article on this exciting event!  

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Passport to Oregon Wine event

OVER 20 OREGON WINERIES TO CONVERGE ON MEMPHIS FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY! Contact: Michael Hughes 901.725.4252 joeswineliquor@bellsouth.net Memphis, TN-On Thursday February 21st from 4:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Joe’s Wines & Liquors hosts their 2nd Annual “Passport to Oregon” Wine Tasting at The University Club, 1346 Central Avenue.  This will be a rare opportunity to [...]

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Restaurant Iris’ Kelly English on the Restaurant Industry

Memphis Business Quarterly: A Closer Look at MBQ Power Players Note: This is the forth entry in our new weekly blog, “Beyond the Bio,” where we ask MBQ Power Players to write a post of their choosing about their industry. The Power Players category in the November/December 2012 MBQ is Restaurateurs. We’ve had José Gutierrez [...]

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Restaurant Iris only Tenn. restaurant to be named in US Best

OpenTable Announces 100 Best Restaurants In America OpenTable has released its list of the best restaurants in America. The list was determined based on reviews given by customers who have recently used the site. Over five million reviews have been submitted in the last year, representing over 15,000 dining establishments nationwide. The list includes restaurants from 27 [...]

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New artwork by Ted Martin at Restaurant Iris

In an effort to support the Memphis community, we proudly display art from local artists throughout the restaurant. This art ensures that our guest enjoy the fantastic diversity of the Memphis art scene, while contributing to the beautiful decor of the restaurant. Some pieces are even available for purchase. Memphis photographer, Ted Martin‘s stunning photographic images [...]

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Restaurant Iris honored by Best of Memphis Awards

Memphis Flyer readers have voted Restaurant Iris the Best Restaurant in Memphis and Chef Kelly English the Best Chef in Memphis for theFOURTH year in a row! Readers also voted restaurant manager Jeff Frisby as the Best Server and Restaurant Iris as the Best Romantic Restaurant in Memphis! Kelly English’s opulent, creative spin on French-Creole cuisine rules the roost according to our readers, topping [...]

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