Best of Boston

2008 Best Chef

Tony Maws, Craigie Street Bistrot

It’s not just that his food is so good. Or that he writes some of the most imaginative menus around. It’s the Maws work ethic: nights in the kitchen and days spent sourcing the choicest ingredients (Spanish octopus, local asparagus) and supporting the small farms that keep New England green.

5 Craigie Cir., Cambridge, 617-497-5511,