Chef Kelly English Loves Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | October 5th 2009 1613 0

Everybody, meet my new friend Chef Kelly English from Restaurant Iris.

When I walked into the restaurant kitchen to find him on Friday so I could take his I Love Memphis picture, he was grinning and chopping up some lamb with a cleaver.

On Friday, Chef Kelly debuted a new fall menu that features all kinds of delicious-sounding dinners. “Hand dived scallops, local peas, allen benton’s bacon, tomato, tarragon and lemon”? Yes, please! “Grilled cheese of cold smoked salmon, brie, olive, and creole mustard”? Where do I sign up?

The restaurant is located in an adorable Midtown house just east of Overton Square. They’re open for dinner Tuesday – Saturday until 10 p.m. For those of you that really want to try Iris but can’t quite swing dinner, check out Sunday brunch, every Sunday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Go There:

Restaurant Iris

2146 Monroe Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 590-2828


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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