Boring, plodding, humorless, and cold, right? Right. And on his way to the White House. Face it: he did the impossible. Dukakis has had the best year of any politician since John Kennedy in 1960.
The SJC ordered housing court judge E. George Daher to apologize for having bestowed this sobriquet on his longtime nemesis, Billy Bulger. Actually, Daher deserves a dinner.
Blended mango, milk, and honey, with cinnamon or nutmeg to taste. But let your imagination soar: you can combine any of the available fresh fruits with milk, yogurt, or ice cream, plus honey and fresh-ground spices. 52 Boylston St., Cambridge, MA .
This gifted member of the Dance Collective has guested with numerous local companies and brought the house down on several occasions—most notably during her solo performance this past spring at the Joy of Movement Studio Theater.
From flowers formed by your own braids to a comb placed just so in a finger-curled bob, Julia Rosenthal's wedding-day tresses are consistently stunning. With just a glance, she quickly assesses the way a bride's hair falls, then creates a style that stays true all night long. 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, pyaraaveda.com.
It’s easy to see what drew Vinny Paz and Tommy Lee Jones to this watering hole: Here, conversation flows and the beverage selection is ample (including the most affordable pour of Woodford Reserve we’ve ever seen). 84 Bennington St., Boston, MA 02128, kelleyssquarepub.com.
Only in the People’s Republic would the front lawn of City Hall be a fine place for some rest and relaxation. Leave your everyday worries behind at the city’s annual late-night dance party, where thousands flock to the green space to shake it off. 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139, .
Breezy and bohemian, this South End boutique stocks a creative collection of hairpieces and fringed cross-body bags. Look for jewelry set to star in the latest layering trends and sought-after Turkish kilim flats and bags by Boston's Artemis Design Co. Really, all that's missing is your Coachella ticket. 274 Shawmut Ave., Boston, MA 02118, flockboston.com.
Mark O'Leary put ramen on the city's radar at O Ya and Guchi's Midnight Ramen. Now he makes a lunch-only shoyu variety at Shōjō, where he fills each bowl with two slow-simmered broths, a six-minute egg, char siu pork belly, and house-made noodles. 9A Tyler St., Boston, MA 02111, shojoboston.com.
Mei Mei's handpleated classic pork dumplings, available at lunch, are crisp outside and properly juicy inside. In keeping with the Li siblings' quirky take on Chinese fare, you'll also find first-rate pierogi dumplings with cranberry-apple sauce and sour cream. 506 Park Dr., Boston, MA 02215, meimeistreetkitchen.com.
With as many as 80 varieties of small-batch fromage available, this Southie shop is small on space but big on nutty, pungent flavor. Staffers are ready with recommendations and armed with anecdotes about the herd of Vermont goats that produced your selected wheel, making this a destination for turophiles citywide. 613 E. Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127, americanprovisions.com.
It's impossible to miss Neatly Nested's white exterior and yellow awning along West Broadway. Inside, interior designer Danielle McClure stocks goods worth crossing a bridge for—tastefully refurbished furniture, linens from Scents and Feel, and hand-poured soy candles. 373 W. Broadway, Boston, MA 02127, neatlynesteddecor.com.
A gleaming temple of artistic achievement, the ICA is filled with modern masterpieces. And your wedding can be one of them. Between the harbor views and the large-scale works adorning the gallery’s walls, visual splendor abounds—as do options for using the space, which includes a waterfront plaza, a light-flooded lobby, and a roomy theater. 25 Harbor Shore Dr., Boston, MA 02210, icaboston.org.
In a historical building steps from the Paul Revere House, Waypoint alum Pierce Boalt Juckett sates North Enders’ seafood cravings with platters of briny Eider Cove and Mookie Blues oysters, immaculate crudos, and—of course—buttery lobster rolls. 5 North Sq., Boston, MA 02113, northsquareoyster.com.
This charming shop offers a jaw-dropping array of card stocks and designs for every occasion, from receptions to rehearsal dinners. You'll also find photo albums, rubber stamps, and embossing tools for scrapbooking—all of which will preserve the memories of your big day beautifully. 105 Charles St., Boston, MA 2114, ruggroadpaper.com.