Boston chef Tony Maws of Craigie on Main is about three weeks away from opening his latest project: The Kirkland Tap & Trotter. Eater Boston toured the still-under-construction restaurant space in Somerville, MA and spoke with Maws about his plans. Maws is known for nose-to-tail style cooking at Craigie and plans to bring the same sensibility to the menu of The Kirkland Tap & Trotter. He says on the menu there's "Gonna be heads, gonna be feet, gonna be snouts."
The menu will feature a rotating roster of burgers (but not the iconic Craigie on Main burger). The menu will have a lower price point than Craigie's and there will not be a tasting menu option. In terms of design, the restaurant will have a 12-seat bar and a dining room area with large tables and "banquettes reminiscent of train station seats." Although the building has interesting architectural details like "rugged stone faux columns," Maws says he doesn't want design to be a main focus of the restaurant experience.