Help yourself to a second pint of Scottish beer while you tuck into house-made lamb haggis and neeps at this laid-back pub. 2 Perkins St., Jamaica Plain, MA 2130, thehavenjp.com.
Three years in a row? Really? Yet after scarfing down the fig and almond serpentines and ridiculously good chocolate cookies at Sofra, the bakery/mezze bar that Kilpatrick opened last year with chef Ana Sortun, we once again have to tip our hat—and loosen our belt. One Belmont St., Cambridge, MA 2138, .
Contrary to what its name suggests, this little fun house on the Charles seems to attract the bigger names in comedy, and possesses especially good taste in women comics. 30 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, MA .
Dribbling during dinner provides the perfect excuse to troll the designer threads (tops by Fifth Avenue Shoe Repair, dresses by McQ) at in-house boutique Achilles. 283 Summer St., Boston, MA 2210, achilles-project.com.
Luckily, they found a jury of his peers: 10 people who think that they way to get rich is to invest in a rock and roll tour with Don King.
Good ideas for the shape, grading, and surface of your driveway, plus timely and professional follow-through make Accurate the discriminating homeowner's choice for asphalt paving. 74 Acton Street, Watertown, MA .
Enjoy house-cured corned-beef hash, generously sized (and spiced) bloody marys, and glorious harbor views. 60 Northern Ave., Fort Point/Waterfront, MA 2110, samsatlouis.com.
Whether your nails are as long as a soap-opera villainess's, or chewed to the quick, Lilly will shape them to perfection. 103 Newbury St., Boston, MA .
Give your hands to Bella, whose thorough but gentle manicures and pleasant personality have attracted a justifiably devoted clientele. 69 Newbury St., Boston, MA .
Incredible buys for anyone in the market for fabrics by leading houses, on sale for as much as 70 percent below retail. 319 Washington St., Brighton, MA .
This firm will arrange for qualified baby-sitters to accompany your family on vacation and help take care of the kids, at modest prices. 9 Crest Rd., Wellesley, MA .
An old-fashioned shop with polish—literally. When they do sole and heel work, they polish your shoes at no extra charge. 239 Faneuil Street, Brighton, MA .
They don't literally clean your clothes on the spot, but they pickup and deliver at office buildings for no extra charge. 101 Federal Street, Boston, MA .
Jay Crocker and John Elliott will scale the highest heights to keep your trees safe and aesthetically pleasing. They do landscaping, too. 95 Walpole Street, Dover, MA .
Soft piano music and low lights make this your best bet that a first date will lead to a second. 250 Franklin St., Boston, MA .