There are plenty of good places to buy suits in Boston, but the one place that offers the edge that you will need at Sonsie or on State Street is Louis. 234 Berkeley St., Boston, MA .
Step out in style in one of this store's two dozen formal dresses—about $50 for three days worth of revelry. 1691 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA .
One of the most elegant malls on the East coast. Rated four stars by the Society of Bankrupt Husbands. Route 9, Newton, MA .
One of the world's finest selections of model everythings. Red Sox catcher Bob Montgomery chooses his choo-choos here. 28 Tremont St., Boston, MA .
This vision of a masculine elegance has one thing most men's clubs lack: a superb kitchen. 161 Berkeley St., Boston, MA .
A favorite year after year, and one that even the Boston Globe credits us with discovering. Hampshire House, 84 Beacon St., Boston, MA .
One of the Marketplace's best, in a North Shore waterfront location that doesn't yet have Boston's crowds. East India Square Mall, Salem, MA .
Great working-class food in one of Boston's last great working-class suburb. 300 Beacon St., Somerville, MA .
Head of the Spotlight Team, he's one of the best investigators in journalism. Boston's lucky to have him.
Let state transportation secretary Fred Salvucci talk to it. (Credit the Globe's Mike Barnicle with this one.)
Senior editor Curtis Hartman's wallet was bulging with phone numbers after one night of bartending there. And he's married. Quincy Market, Boston, MA .
In a world of quickie books and runaway cost-cutting, Godine remains one of the few houses with a commitment to uncompromised quality. 51 Sleeper St., Boston, MA .
Unlike Alvin Ailey and others, Taylor keeps making new dancers, not recycling old ones.
The city’s top social justice advocate is not just one person, but a duo symbolizing the importance of collective action: In the wake of George Floyd’s murder last year, Black Boston founders Hodan Hashi and Toiell Washington came together to work to dismantle racism in policing, healthcare, education, and housing. blackboston.org.