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August 2010 Issue

City Life

Best of Boston 2010

We spent months eating, drinking, and shopping all across the metro area. The result? Our 37th annual guide to the best of everything.


Top of Mind: Ophelia Dahl

Partners in Health Executive Director, Wellesley Grad, Daughter of Roald Dahl and Patricia Neal, 46, Cambridge

Meet Charlie Baker: The One Man Who Can Stop Charlie Baker

Today Charlie Baker is going to declare that things in Massachusetts have got to change, and as his tour bus rolls through Worcester’s battered downtown square of empty storefronts.


Straight Outta Cambridge

A descendant of John Adams is making waves in the hip-hop industry. But is Sammy Adams in it for the music – or the money?

Teenage Wasteland

It’s easy to lock up a juvenile for life. That doesn’t always mean it’s right.


First Bite: Chez Jacky

The Petit Robert team brings its proven formula of casual French fare and a friendly vibe to Brighton.

The Ultimate: Margarita

Our search for the most coveted summer cocktail ends with Audubon Circle.


Dining Out: Menton

At her new Fort Point restaurant, Barbara Lynch takes diners for an exhilarating, expensive ride.

First Bite: Russell House Tavern

With a sweet location and early buzz, this Harvard Square spot got a running start. If only the menu could catch up.

Arts + Entertainment

Hubbub: Mark Wahlberg

Dorchester Native Mark Wahlberg is having a big summer.


The $500 Weekend: Ogunquit, Maine

The Pine Tree State’s one-stop spot for beach nuts, antiquing fiends, and Tex-Mex enthusiasts.

On The Market: 531 Massachusetts Avenue

The modernist take on Victorian restoration.

Fashion + Style

Register: Ride Studio Cafe

Something’s brewing at this high-end bike boutique.

Custom Carryalls

In the search for a better weekender, we rediscovered Newbury Street’s 1154 Lill Studio.