The American Soccer League franchise appears strong enough to survive—for another season.
Louis carries a selection of practical footwear suitable for almost anything—propping on the corner of a mahogany desk, pumping the clutch of a spanking new Maybach, or skipping off to Ibiza for a weekend of clubbing. Some of the brands, like Prada and Puma, you'll recognize; others, like Kiton and Vass (they're handmade in Budapest), you probably won't. Every style will turn heads as surely as a bespoke Italian suit or comely companion. 234 Berkeley St., Boston, MA louisboston.com/.
There are plenty of good places to buy suits in Boston, but the one place that offers the edge that you will need at Sonsie or on State Street is Louis. 234 Berkeley St., Boston, MA .
Boston Body is a gym for gym people. Nowhere else in town can compete with its variety of classes, the most popular of which is "Butts and Guts." But the gym isn't just about faddish activities; basic workouts are an option too, with a range of equipment that is both high-tech (Cybex Body Masters) and low-down (punching bags). 364 Boylston Street, Boston, MA bostonbody.com.
They fix all that glitters in a glimmer. Without a glitch. 333 Washington Street, Boston, MA .
If Chuck E. Cheese is for country mice, this place is definitely for city mice. A longtime (since 1959) magnet for neighborhood families, it boasts 44 bowling lanes (30 ten-pin, 14 candlepin), 12 billiard tables, 80 video games, a free indoor playground, and tasty pizza. It's also open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so it draws its share of singles, too. 820 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA .
Tours of everything from ice cream parlors and public parks to graveyards and architectural landmarks make learning about Beantown as much fun as it should be.
Buttery, chock-full of pecans, and dripping with caramel. Warren Buffet wishes he were this rich. Available at specialty markets and cafes, .
The Globe again, for slashing not only the aforementioned book section, but also the Sunday Focus section in one of America's most cerebral cities, then promising to launch a new "ideas" section "when a more robust economy brings us better resources."
When former Cambridge vice mayor Dennis Benzan teamed up in 2017 with restaurateurs Nivia and Hector Piña, longtime leaders of Boston’s Caribbean dining scene, they upped the ante by teaming with celeb chef Giovanna Huyke, previously dubbed the Julia Child of Puerto Rico. Now Huyke is covering Cuban-, Dominican-, and Puerto Rican–inspired flavors in Cambridge, from marvelous mofongo and garlicky tostones to a whole fried snapper that arrives, still grinning, over coconut sauce. Don’t miss the superlative list of fine rums, perfect for sipping over live reggae and rumba. 450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA lafabricacentral.com.
Okay, so it’s not exactly old, but this 15-year-old South End favorite offers all the hallmarks of a classic barber experience and then some, from meticulously crafted fades to good old-fashioned hot-lather shaves. Distinguished but not stuffy (and completely lacking the sports-bro culture that permeates many other places), the shop boasts a roster of master barbers with a decade-plus of experience — so no matter which chair you hop in, you’ll know you’re in good hands. 1313 Washington St., Boston, MA 02118, tweedbarbers.com.
For decades, Bobby from Boston was the spot for vintage duds, thanks to owner Bobby Garnett’s eye for perfectly weathered leather jackets and other stylish finds. When he passed away in 2016, many thought the store would die with him — but thankfully, his daughter Jessica Garnett Carrion has grabbed the torch, opening a boutique with the same name in Somerville’s Bow Market. And she’s already proving she can carry on the legacy, sourcing everything from authentic military jackets to flapper-style pearls that make playing dress-up feel like a very grownup endeavor. One Bow Market Way, Somerville, MA 02143, bobbyfromboston.com.
Hot take: A spoon should be able to stand straight up in a proper bowl of New England clam chowder. Layered with tender clams and peppered with chopped dill, the creamy concoction at this old-school North End institution allows for exactly that. Belly up to the harbor-side bar for the fullest experience, and relish a bowl or overflowing mug that passes the taste and thickness tests. 80 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA thebostonsailloft.com.