Chef Tony Maws to Open His Second Boston Restaurant This Month

Staff Writer
The Kirkland Tap & Trotter will specialize in rustic fare
Chef Maws

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Chef Maws stands in front of Craigie on Main.

Chef Tony Maws will open his second Boston-area restaurant this month, according to a release. The James Beard award-winning chef will bring rustic and hearty dishes to The Kirkland Tap & Trotter, which will be around the corner from Julia Child’s former house in Somerville, Massachusetts.

From the menu to the decor, the restaurant will have a cozy feel to it. “The Kirkland Tap & Trotter is an ‘every night of the week’ kind of establishment, serving favorites you would find my friends and family gathered around on a Monday night,” Chef Maws said in the release. Like the chef’s other restaurant, Craigie on Main, The Kirkland Tap & Trotter will feature local, seasonal, organic ingredients. The difference between the two eateries, however, is that The Kirkland Tap & Trotter will forgo the “swooshes on the plates” and prepare food that is “comfortable enough [for guests] to eat with their hands.”

In the kitchen will be a large wood-fired grill, which will be used to make dishes such as grilled red chile salmon head and grilled spice crusted chicken wings. Next to the dining room will be a 12-seat bar that serves the chef and his friends and family’s favorite beers and wines. As for cocktails, Revolution Cocktails has partnered with the restaurant to craft a unique yet unfussy drink menu.

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