Field Report No. 20150529AH
COMMENTS: "If you're authentic, then all details will line up. Your menu will match your food, which will seamlessly integrate with your staff and your decor. If you can commit to a story and live that story, the contradictions will disappear." -Seth Godin
At Durkin's when ordering a burger (entirely made from scratch) a single means a double and a double means triple, but rarely is a place as committed to authenticity as they are. If you're like me, you know almost automatically when you walk into a new restaurant whether it's right for you. And Durkin's Liquor Bar is right for me.
KEY FEATURES: Goat cheese on my burger, craft beer in my pint, soft booth on my arse.
RECOMMENDATIONS: Also, check out Madeleine's Cafe & Patisserie next door, and Casper Fry in the South Perry District. The same attention to detail is happening in those spots because the same hard-working folks own them.