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Murphy's: 30 Years of Recipes and Memories

For 30 years, Murphy's restaurant has anchored the epicenter of the quaint intown Virginia-Highland neighborhood. Murphy's has a storied background that has followed it from its humble beginnings as a basement deli to its home at the corner of N. Highland and Virginia avenues. Embedded in its history are tales of couples who got engaged at Murphy's, renowned chefs beginning successful careers, and a place that seems more like a neighbor than a neighborhood business. It truly is the perfect combination of upscale comfort food, unpretentious service, a cozy, high-energy setting, and excellent value. Tom Murphy and Jan Butsch Schroder are delighted to present a history of the 30 years of Murphy's Restaurant. From a college business proposal to the award-winning restaurant it is today, read how Tom Murphy, an Atlanta native and founder of Murphy's, growing up in the Garden Hills neighborhood, got his start in the food industry by selling hot dogs at the Peachtree Battle Shopping Center. See how the business he envisioned in college and opened at the age of 21 has grown into one of Atlanta's most consistent and best restaurants. The book contains more than 50 recipes from chefs that worked at or with Murphy's, including Atlanta favorites Nick Oltarsh, Shaun Doty, Hector Santiago, Gerry Klaskala and many others. Originally published in 2005, this edition includes a new section and several new recipes.