A taste of what jazz was like before it was a cultural treasure and was still just a species of fun—and some of the most unpretentious entertainment Boston had to offer. Open 365 days a year: launched half a century ago. 472 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA .
Given its deep-south (of Boston) location, Rozzie appropriately has a first-rate 'cue joint. Ribs, fried chicken, pulled pork, and oh, that tangy sauce. 4000 Washington St., Roslindale, MA 2131, .
After serving in the ranks of the world's top restaurants—Chez Panisse, in Berkeley; Al Forno, in Providence; Olives, in Boston; and Arpege, in Paris—Suzanne has developed a tantalizing menu please the most finicky palates. 351 Hanover St., Boston, MA .
All-natural whole-wheat pasta with pesto (basil, Parmesan cheese, and nuts), or raclette (melted cheese over potatoes, with pickles) at the Health Gourmet, 175 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. 175 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA .
For devoting his May 2 column to documents alleging that Boston Harbor Hotel general manager Paul Jacques was "the other man" in a divorce suit between his former sales director and her husband.
The world's largest globe—a twenty-five-ton, twenty-eight-foot-diameter, twenty-color steel ball—rotates every day just like the earth in a courtyard at Babson College, a little west of Boston. MA
She may not be the most beautiful woman in Boston, but she is undoubtedly one of the sexiest. Since she came onto the air, 34 percent of the male viewers have taken their TV sets to bed. MA
The South Side of Chicago meets the west side of Boston in a relaxed club where the covers are merciful, the drinks are cheap, and the best local and national up-and-comers wail into the wee hours, seven nights a week. 156 Brighton Ave., Allston, MA .
This Tuscan specialist hits all its marks: good wine, great pasta, glorious espresso. Grab one of the 28 seats, and relax in the mellow atmosphere (and the knowledge that nothing tops 20 bucks). 130 Jersey St., Boston, 617-247-9508 130 Jersey St., Boston, MA .
The brightest star in the constellation of Charles Street antique dealers, Room With a Vieux specializes in French pieces picked by owner Jeff Diamond on monthly pilgrimages to France. The pieces themselves, while wholly international in style, are finely tuned to the demands of Boston buyers. 20 Charles St., Boston, MA aroomwithavieux.com.
This small store has been catering to the Cambridge and Boston cognoscenti for nearly 30 years. Vintage clothing hounds flock here to pick through the recycled threads from the past five decades—and for the extensive selection of vintage jewelry and accessories. 1210 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA oonasboston.com/.
Boston has been blessed with more than its share of fine jewlers, but Shreve, Crump & Low, 300 Boylston St. is a Koh-i-nor among lesser stones. What Picasso did with paint, Shreve, Crump & Low does with diamonds and gold. 300 Boylston St., Boston, MA .
Boston streets are hell on heels. Case in point: the heel of a favorite Stephane Kelian pump, chewed by cobblestones. But Ares came to the rescue. After its ministrations, we couldn't even tell which heel had been broken. 84 Charles St., Boston, MA .
Chef Kevin Long's body of work spans Hingham, Boston, and Foxwoods. But it's at Tosca, where he started in 1995 and met longtime collaborator Brian Hennebury, that his cooking really shines. Hand-rolled pastas team up with superfresh seafood and hearty cuts of meats, making for spectacularly indulgent dining. 14 North St., Hingham, MA 2043, toscahingham.com.
Nectar Pies, the class version of Eskimo Pies, available for fifty-nine cents at health-food stores far and wide (try the General Nutrition Center, 361 Boylston St., Boston). Our favorite is the Mocha Pie—natural mocha ice cream between two granola cookies, coated with carob. General Nutrition Center, 361 Boylston St., Boston, MA .