Chad Wells is leaving Alewife. His last day at the downtown tavern is Saturday.
Wells is headed to Annapolis, where he will be "re-concepting" an existing restaurant - he wouldn't say which one. But the chef, probably best known for his culinary experiments with snakehead and other invasive species, was excited about shaking up the conservative Annapolis dining scene.
"I want to a be a front runner in establishing local and invasive food in Annapolis," Wells said. "I want to put my heart out there with food."
Wells said that Alewife will be keeping his menu, including his signature smoke burger, at least for the short term. "I'm not turning my back on anybody," Wells said. "I'll be helping them out as much as I can. I love Alewife and I always have.
Wells, who has a six-month old son, said his new job will let him spend more time with his family.
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