Best of Boston 2015

Our 42nd annual guide to the best of everything in and around the city.
Lettering by John MacNeill

Lettering by John MacNeill

In this town, we all know how easy it is to go from first to worst. Take the Red Sox. (Please.) Point ­being, it’s tough to get to the top, and even tougher to stay there. That’s why this guide to our ­ultra-competitive city is such a blast to compile: From French restaurants to personal stylists, from beer bars to kiddie party spots, there’s always a frenzy of contenders. How do we do it? In a word: anonymously. Our staff, plus a veritable army of insiders, reserve tables ­under spouses’ names, book appointments with untraceable email addresses, and show up at shops unannounced. Then, like true Bostonians, we argue until we have a winner. So dig in, then join the conversation year round at bestofboston.com to enjoy the best that Boston has to offer, every day.


Yiqing Shao Yiqing Shao, Digital Editor at Boston Magazine bmagdigital+yshao@gmail.com