Craigie on Main

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The buzz surrounding this upscale culinary hot spot is centred on local “snout-to-tail” pioneer Tony Maws. The chef-proprietor uses the best local and organic ingredients for his Franco-American creations. While there are plenty of à la carte choices, the eight-course tasting menu, which might include such dishes as crispy-fried Florida frogs’ legs, hiramasa sashimi salad or rhubarb-hibiscus mousse, provides an overview of Maws’s seasonal cuisine. But the Chef’s Whim, a six- or four-course tasting menu offered Sunday evenings after 9pm, is an affordable alternative that won’t break the piggybank. The (off-menu) grass-fed beef burger is the stuff of legend.

Venue name: Craigie on Main
Address: 853 Main St

Cross street: at Bishop Allen Dr
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30–10pm; Fri, Sat 5:30–10:30pm
Transport: Red line to Central
Price: Main courses $38–$43
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