Add Tony Maws to the List of Star Chefs Opening Casual Restaurants

More of these? Photo: Wagstaff Worldwide

Last month we noted that 2012-2013 is the era of notable chefs opening their second (more casual) restaurants: Tsai, Sortun, and so on. Add Tony Maws to the list. While we initially speculated that he should open a place in Chinatown, Craigie on Main's chef has secured a spot next to Dali in Somerville at 425 Washington St., says the Patch.

We knew it was just a matter of time before he opened a more laidback space, if not for the popularity of his burgers alone. Maws says that "his new restaurant doesn't have a name yet, but it would feature the same ingredients that we cook at Craigie on Main," but it'll be more "rustic" and "casual." Ah, well, Chinatown can wait. We can't.

Craigie on Main's Tony Maws to Open in Old Kirkland Space in Somerville [Patch]

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