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Craigie on Main Will Expand; Asta Opens in Back Bay

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[Photo: Craigie on Main/Cal Bingham]

SOMERVILLE—This is big: chef Tony Maws of Craigie on Main in Central Square, only one of the biggest restaurant players in town, is expanding to Somerville. The new restaurant will be more casual, which means less expensive. Hooray!

BACK BAY—The highly anticipated, tasting-menu only Asta opened in Back Bay on Monday. Here's a quick primer.

CAMBRIDGESee what people are saying about Giulia, the pasta-centric Mass Ave newcomer from Via Matta alum chef Michael Pagliarini.

HUB-WIDE—There's a ton of new, juicy food truck rumors floating about. Major restaurants like Area Four are planning to go mobile and food truck favorites like Roxy's Grilled Cheese are possibly opening actual, brick and mortar restaurants.