Craigie on Main
853 Main St, Cambridge, MA
- Neighborhood: Central Square
- Hours: Tues-Sun 5:30-10 pm, Fri-Sat 5:30-10:30 pm
Chef Tony Maws makes no bones about trying to be shocking or adventurous — he’s simply after making delicious food by using everything he’s got. And he means everything. Don’t worry about picturing Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web, because the second you try the crispy-fried pig’s tails at Craigie on Main, you won’t be able to concentrate on anything but the Vietnamese-inspired nuoc cham dipping sauce. Pickled peanuts add just the right amount of tang and, when combined with the cool leafy notes of cilantro, this whole dish is lifted right to hog heaven.
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