(update: The episode of Bar Rescue has aired and Murphy’s Law has since closed. Read more here.)
I’m a bit confused here. Last month, it was announced pretty much everywhere that Spike TV’s Bar Rescue (Kitchen Nightmares for bars) would be filming at JA Murphy’s (1703 Aliceanna St, Fells Point). Then, something something about filming being postponed until further notice. Two days later, Baltimore Magazine runs a blogopost about how the writer Jess Blumberg was there for the filming, complete with quotes from owner Keith Murphy and the head of the show, Jon Taffer. So I guess the filming occurred, the grand reopening occurred, but I didn’t (at least to my knowledge) hear hide nor hair of such a reopening, until I walked right past the place the other night and said “Oh, I guess they filmed the show after all.”
I *should* have probably stopped in to check it out, but a cursory glance at the layout pretty much looked identical to the way it used to be as JA Murphy’s – there seemed to be a healthy crowd of folks hanging out, some more people sitting at a few outdoor tables, nothing too crazy. Has anyone given the new Murphy’s a whirl? I should probably just give it a whirl. Whirl. You ever say a word over and over until it loses all meaning? Whirl. Whirl.