Don’t be alarmed by the lack of signage: Finding this hidden gem is the hardest part. Ordering is easy, whether you’re in the mood for apricot-habanero chicken wings, a fried oyster po’ boy, or one of the juiciest cheeseburgers around. 567 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, brickmortarltd.com.
The pub grub here is good, but the specialty craft beers on tap and the inventive—and inventively named—cocktails ("99 Problems but My Drink Ain't One") served from the 65-foot wooden bar are reason enough to visit. 435 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130, canarysquare.com.
Insinuations of voter suppression. Mockery of the Boston City Council. When City Councilor Josh Zakim came for Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s job, neither pulled punches. The result? One hell of a race.
Invented at the Omni Parker House back in the days when men wore top hats and no one had heard of hydrogenated fats, this custard-filled, chocolate-topped sponge cake is the 19th century at its most decadent. 60 School St., Boston, MA omnihotels.com.
The middleweight champ's victory over John Mugabi was hardly the great sports moment of the year. And his appearance on "Saturday Night Live" was even worse. Still, no one has worked harder for his money. Not even Larry Bird.
Why? Because no one else can hook you up with an original art-nouveau Mucha on silk, or a first-edition movie poster from Stanley Kubrick's Lolita. Lolita, 205 Newbury St., Boston, MA .
This Beacon Hill shop will make any article of clothing you want, using the finest leather. Whether creating a new garment or repairing an old one, their work is impeccable. 103 Charles Street, Boston, MA .
When a chocolate craving hits, there are few things in life more satisfying than one of Rosie's cookies. Sophisticated enough to feel adult; fudgy enough to make our inner child stop whining. 243 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA .
Rocco's is more than one year old, but it's still fun. And because it's next door to the blossoming Midtown Cultural District, Rocco's is the best place for dinner, dessert, or drinks after the show. 5 Charles St. South, Boston, MA .
And they mean on the waterfront. Tia's is the place-to-be-outside. A large, open barroom sprawls out to the patio, which is usually full of young professionals trying to tie one on before dark. 200 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA .
His glasses, receding hairline, and crooked teeth are unusual for a local anchor, and so is one other thing: he's good—especially in live interviews and breaking situations. He could be Channel 7's ticket to credibility.
WBCN is public-health friend number one for featuring frank, informational AIDS spots. For more information, call the AIDS Action Committee Information Hotline, 536-7733 or 1-800-235-2331.
The band counts one Berklee and five Wesleyan grads among its members, but don't be deceived by such lofty credentials—these guys are out to have some serious fun.
Strolling violinists, subdued lighting, and plush European décor combined with one of the better kitchens in town. It's this kind of old-world charm that made Dracula such a hit with the ladies. 90 Exeter St., Boston, MA .
Yes, it's too dark to see anything. Yes, it will take you an hour to tie yourself up in these clothes. But no one will say you're not au courant. 12 Newbury St., Boston, MA .