One Perfect Meal: Matt Murphy's Pub

This month’s no-fail feast? A hearty, belly-busting dinner at Brookline Village’s neighborhood tavern. 14 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-232-0188,

• Farmhouse platter of pâté, corned beef, Irish bacon with pickled cabbage, toast, and garnishes, $12

• Steaming bowl of beef oxtail, barley, and vegetable soup, $12

• Bread pudding topped with spiced pears and gooey caramel sauce, $8
• Foamy pint of Guinness Irish stout, $6.25

Total + 6.25% meals tax + 18% tip: $47.96