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Matt Murphy’s

May 3rd, 2012 by Richard Chudy

As much for a change of pace and for my equal love of lamb, I decided to venture over to Matt Murphy’s for a taste of their Lamb Burger. A charming little restaurant where you instantly feel at home and comfort is the key. The menu is driven by (mostly) classic Irish Pub fare, but a few notches above your typical neighborhood establishment, and the price reflects that too. You pay for the upgrade, certainly not phenomenally high, but when was the last time you paid $19 for a Shepherd’s Pie? I suppose you could make the same argument for a high priced burger too, but I digress. The aforementioned Top Round Lamb Sirloin Burger is topped with feta, red onion jam, and minted yogurt and sits in between a fluffy Focaccia “bun.” Yes, I said fluffy. A house-made ketchup sits alongside the burger and fries, a noble attempt but it’s much too watery and lacking any flavor to speak of. The burger is hit-or-miss; some elements work well, while others are lackluster. continue reading »