You may not think it's a seafood restaurant, but about 75 percent of the menu items come from the sea. Furthermore, the quality is unbeatable and no one prepares it better than Jasper White. 240 Commercial Street, Boston, MA .
Without her, Secretary of Space Michael J. Connolly would be an even bigger joke than he is. "I've heard of separate beds," said one panelist, "but separate planets?"
Known to jazz addicts simply as the Willow, this club is inelegant, tiny, and out-of-the-way, yet accessible to big- and small-name musicians alike. jazz was born in dumps like this one, and it still seems to love to hang out here. 699 Broadway, Somerville, MA .
The Cambridge-based dance-presenting organization long ago secured the devotion of Mark Morris, who now rewards us all by performing here regularly. Morris is just one talent among many sheltered by this bumbershoot.
Store rep Bill Orlandi says it's the only tie you'll ever need. The standard three-and-one-half-inch width will never go out of fashion.
Of course, no one can afford anything here, but it's nice to aspire to. The Mall at Chestnut Hill, Newton Highlands, MA .
This is no joke. China for 99 cents a pound. Limit: one ton per customer. 92-100 Pearl St., Chelsea, MA .
Friendly, and a member of one of sport's greatest families, the squash-playing Khans of Pakistan. 374 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA .
The Boston Symphony Orchestra's one-hundredth-anniversary concert. Music to remember.
Like last year, the next one.
Has it all under one roof. 653 Summer St., Boston, MA .
Manager Aaron Walisever will do anything to make a customer smile in one of his perfectly fitted shirts. 352 Boylston St., Boston, MA .
The kitchen's kinks are worked out. And the lobster ravioli is one of the city's grand new dishes. 250 Franklin St., Boston, MA .
A great selection of books, including ones you can't find anywhere else. You'll be pleasantly surprised. 41-47 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA .
In a lean year for big-time musicals, it was the only one with man-eating plants and lots of originality.