Featured photo by The Gray Canary.
The Gray Canary, owned by Chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, is now open at 301 S. Front Street.
The Gray Canary’s culinary team brings together Chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman with Executive CDC Ryan Jenniges, along with Chef Ysaac Ramirez. The hospitality team is led by general manager Praveena Anandraj. The restaurant was also recently recognized by Vogue as one of 2018’s Most Anticipated American Restaurant Openings
“The Gray Canary hopes to add to the renaissance of downtown Memphis. Stepping into The Gray Canary, we hope to create a captivating experience, cementing a moment in time, a memory of meal painted in vivid colors. The menu explores the way in which cooking techniques can influence flavor, from raw to cooked, acids to smoking, grilling to one pot cooking, and the way ash and embers can coax flavor from produce and proteins. Our chefs will experiment with techniques as diverse as South American asado cooking and as familiar as a back yard barbecue. The guest experience will begin with a raw bar, which offers the best gulf, east and west coast sustainable oysters and raw, sashimi-style fish, then extends to the wood fire kitchen where our chefs will cook food that is fun, exciting and powerful. From small plates, to vegetable focused dishes, to large format protein, to soft serve, the meal will nourish the soul while exciting the palate.”
For the first few weeks of operation, The Gray Canary will be running a soft opening schedule of Tuesday-Saturday from 4pm-10pm (happy hour from 4pm-5pm, dinner service beginning at 5pm, and open until 11pm on weekends).