Best Tasting Menus for $50 or Less
On Sunday nights after 9 p.m., Tony Maws, an F&W Best New Chef 2005, prepares four-course Chef's Whim menus for $45 at his brilliant New American restaurant. (Ordinarily, the eight-course Ultimate Craigie Experience is $115.) Maws calls the meals "the surprise," because, he says, "You don't know what you'll get, because we haven't created it before." Past surprises have included dishes like ricotta cavatelli with rabbit ragout and spiced lamb tenderloin with fresh garbanzo beans. craigieonmain.com.