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Murphy's: 25 Years of Recipes and Memories

In 2005, Murphy's Restaurant celebrates its 25th anniversary and with it a colorful history in the Atlanta area. For 25 years, it 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, Jan Butsch, and Schroder Media are proud to present a history of the 25 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. In 2005, Murphy's received the distinguished DiRoNA award as one of North America's finest restaurants as well as being honored with the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its retail wine shop. In addition, the book contains nearly 50 recipes from chefs that worked at or with Murphy's. Learn tips from those who brought you your favorite dishes and learn more about the restaurant that has become like home for so many.

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