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Chef’s Surprise

A casual and inexpensive way to sample celeb-chef fare

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lways wanted to try the culinary creations of Food & Wine best new chef Tony Maws, but can’t afford his Craigie on Main? We’ve got a secret for you: Maws also runs the casual gastropub Kirkland Tap & Trotter on the Cambridge-Somerville line, with high-end but lower-priced versions of uncommon delights from chicory to cuttlefish alongside pub favorites such as cheeseburgers and wings. The well-rounded menu is matched by an extensive selection of non-fussy cocktails, wines, and plenty of craft beers, bottled and on tap. Zarowin



Julia Child lived for 40 years at 103 Irving St. in Cambridge, around the corner from the Kirkland Tap & Trotter. The kitchen of her house is now in the Smithsonian.