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Best Place to Relax After a Long Workweek 

Iron Barley

If your idea of dinner on a weekday involves checking out the takeout case at Straub's or Whole Foods Market or maybe seeing what frozen goodies from Trader Joe's you have stashed away in the freezer, then you aren't likely to be desperate to cook a tremendous meal on Friday night when you get off of work. Who is? That's why you should head over to Iron Barley. The dishes here are jumbo (meaning there are leftovers for tomorrow), and everything is absolutely packed with the kind of flavor that only comes from slow cooking, low simmering and just the right amount of seasoning. From the tender roasted meats to the hearty schnitzel and spaetzle to the nightly specials and seasonal drinks — this summer's blueberry mojito was magic in a glass — Iron Barley and its unpretentious dining room are the perfect solution for those Friday nights when you wish you could have worked in the kitchen all day rather than the office but, alas, you don't get paid to do so. Fortunately, no matter the night, Tom Coghill and his team at Iron Barley will always be happy to do the cooking for you.

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