Food & Drink


2014 Winner: Craigie on Main

In an utterly done-to-death category, the bar at Tony Maws’ celebrated nose-to-tail bistro still serves the ne plus ultra of local burgers. Its magic is based on an exquisite, umami-packed beef blend (including marrow, suet and dehydrated miso powder) and an unusual preparation (steamed in a CVap oven, charred on a plancha). Line up early before the daily ration runs out, and go in late summer, the only time of year when local tomatoes are good enough to be included.

Craigie on Main

853 Main St., Cambridge • (617) 497-5511

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