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Iron Barley Restaurant Review: We’ve almost forgotten a time when barley paella seemed like a weird idea. We now know, of course, that it’s a tasty creation that proprietor Tom Coghill came up with, along with sammiches and blaster pies (a frozen cheesecake-ice cream available in various styles, all involving a little spicy-hot flavor to offset the sweet). The touches of too-cuteness are easily forgiven with the first bite of the nicely smoky roast chicken or one of the nightly special soups. The eponymous barley isn't just some wise guy's joke; it's available on the menu as a side or as apple-studded barley pudding for dessert, the latter a nice rift on rice pudding.