Underbelly Chef Chris Shepherd and Mixologist Jayce McConell
"Memphis has so much to offer," noted mixologist Jayce McConnell. "A great food scene thanks to chefs like Kelly English and Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman who showcase such amazing craftsmanship in their dishes. Dinners at Iris are such cherished memories. I still dream about the pasta dishes that come out of the incredibly small yet strong kitchen at Andrew Michael, and I've never had a better pizza than the round miracles that come out of the brick inferno at Hog & Hominy. That being said, I love Memphis dive bars. They cannot be recreated. That special kind of ugly beauty draws me in wherever I find myself. It's where the stories end. Rot-gut whiskey, cheap beer and greasy cheeseburgers frame a lot of great ends to nights for me in 'the 901'."