A young hotshot who hustles and gets the job done faster than most. 117 Mt. Clair Ave., North Quincy, MA .
Once a successful bank. Just the place to celebrate the Reagan area. Hotel Meridien, 250 Franklin St., Boston, MA .
Recently moved from his old location (in Combat Zone), Michael is endlessly patient, reasonable—and meticulous. 354 Tremont St., Boston, MA .
Smoked fish, terrific eggs, and enough ice sculptures to make a penguin think he's died and gone to heaven. 575 Memorial Dr., Cambridge, MA .
A gallery space for top-notch local artists, including Roger Jones, Ken Brown, and Karen Aqua. 15 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA .
Visit this cozy jewelry of a shop featuring luxe accoutrements for bed and bath, and be reassured that rumors to the contrary, the good life has not gone out of style. 244 Needham St., Newton, MA .
A big, overdecorated room that kind of looks like a United Auto Workers hall gone oriental. The seafood's excellent here, and the menu long and eclectic. 307 Fresh Pond Parkway, Cambridge, MA .
Located in Park Square, it's slightly safer than the Combat Zone. There are two stages, both of them active. And they do take it all off. Park Square, MA .
An MVP year in 1983. Too bad he'll probably be gone in 1986.
Favorite eating place of performers, from Celtics players to Combat Zone strippers. 288 Boylston St., Boston, MA .
His once-aggressive muckraking at the Herald has descended to xenophobic ranting and raving.
Off-Harvard Square hangout, with the best burgers and brew in town. Stay downstairs; upstairs looks like a Combat Zone club. 10 Eliot St., Cambridge, MA .
Richard Kzirian's selection may seem small, but as Spencer Tracy once said, what's there is "cherce." Kziriain's advice is indispensable. 1 Belmont St., Cambridge, MA .
His dulcet tones combined with the bird songs make the perfect morning pick-me-up.
Two women who have excelled in a world once dominated by legions of cynical and sarcastic men.