Much has changed in Boston over the past 40 years. One thing that’s stayed constant, however, is our annual guide to the very best shopping, dining, and all-around living to be found in Boston. This month, we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Best of Boston, and our dedication to mining the city’s gems, decade after decade, remains unwavering. Here’s to another 40 years.
For four decades, we’ve been celebrating the very best of Boston. In honor of that anniversary, here are 40 of the reasons we’re so proud to call this city home.
To celebrate Best of Boston’s 40th anniversary this year, we had you, our faithful readers, select the winners in 40 different categories. We provided four nominees for each category. To decide the winner, you voted, and voted, and voted again—286,935 times in all. Here are your picks.
As candidates scramble for votes in the first wide-open mayoral election in decades, a transformed Boston begins to emerge.
Why is the federal government pulling the rug out from under social programs that work?
Meet the man who founded the extreme MPG challenge.
That’s what Josh Zakim has in mind, along with a few other things.
Dear Boston mayoral candidates: Please tweet better.
Woods Hole’s scientists get up close and personal with the great white shark.
Finding sustenance in the urban jungle.
One of Boston’s most beloved athletes, he rejoined the Red Sox this season as a special assistant to general manager Ben Cherington.
Here’s why you won’t find a signature burger at new restaurants Alden & Harlow and Kirkland Tap & Trotter.
Check out four tomato-centric dishes by Boston-area chefs.
Find out why chefs love black garlic.
Use flavored ice cubes to change up your cocktails.
Learn about what’s to come from Sarma, Commonwealth, Bondir Concord, State Park, and more.
A new steakhouse comes to the South End.
Steven Alan opens his first Boston store.
A spate of stylish new stores are upping Boston’s sartorial quotient this summer.
An old-fashioned Maine textile mill makes blankets and throws with modern flair.
Stylish beds, bowls, and more for the discerning urban pooch.
Do the high-end rentals that developers are building in the ‘burbs really deliver luxury living for less?
Golf is good for both body and mind. Here are three must-play public greens and three private courses worth the splurge.
Elevate your game with these tips from four local golf experts.
Technology meets the tee at this MIT lab.
With her first novel, Farizan explores the tangled issues of gender and sexuality in Iran.
Five must-see arts and entertainment events in August.