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Festival Dates: Feb 20-23, 2014

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Tony Maws is the award-winning chef and owner behind the Northeast's newest culinary gem the Kirkland Tap & Trotter and the acclaimed Craigie on Main. 2011 James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef Northeast, and a Food & Wine Best New Chef, Maws is celebrated equally for his innovative and traditional work in the kitchen, and is known for his immense talent, creativity, and rugged standards and expectations for himself and his staff, as well as the farmers and suppliers who visit him daily "It all starts with ingredients. We've been working closely with the farmers and fishing industry since we started in 2002, and it's been part of my philosophy long before the terms 'locavore' or 'farm-to-plate' were coined.” Maws' commitment to his guests and their dining experience has not changed- but his location has. Maws closed Craigie Street Bistrot and opened Craigie on Main in 2008 and the Kirkland Tap & Trotter in September 2013. At both restaurants, Maws' earthy and his mad-scientist sides combine to create dining experiences that he describes as "refined rusticity.” Working nightly behind the line, writing menues that changes daily, directing the wine programs, and making time for afternoon visits from his wife Karolyn, and his son, Charlie, Maws' restaurants are a family-run businesses where guests are welcomed to a dinner party in Tony's home. Maws is frequently honored as one of the country's best chefs including being named "Best New Chefs” by Food & Wine in 2005 and "Boston's Best Chef” by Boston magazine an impressive four times. He has also been featured in "Martha Stewart”, Saveur, New York Times, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Travel + Leisure, Gourmet, The Boston Globe, and on, as well as NBC's "Today” show.

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