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December 2023 / January 2024 Issue


Where to Find Boston’s Top Secret Menu Items

Over-the-top milkshakes, surprise tacos, a fried-lobster roll—if you know, you know.


City Life

The North End Cannoli-Shop Shooting: “The Craziest Thing Is That He Missed”

Longtime restaurant owner Patrick Mendoza and neighbor Rocco Giovanello may not be big-name celebs, but around the rapidly changing North End, their decades-long blood feud—which culminated outside Modern Pastry—is the stuff of legend. A molto dolce legend.

City Life

Boston, We Have a Wealth-Gap Problem

Following the death of George Floyd, Lee Pelton’s essay “America Is on Fire” went viral. But for his latest mission—fixing the city’s shameful racial wealth gap—the recently installed president of the Boston Foundation knows it’ll take a lot more than words.


City Life

Meet the Four Investors Bringing Women’s Soccer to Boston (Again)

This powerhouse group of company-builders and equity champions are behind a new sports team coming to New England. In a regional first, they also happen to be women.

City Life

The Interview: Legendary Boston Philanthropist and Ad Man Jack Connors

The mover and shaker shares lessons learned from a lifetime of leadership.

Home Design

Home & Property

Real Estate Showdown: A Newton Single-Family vs. a Pond-side Townhouse in Jamaica Plain

This month, we compare a stately brick-clad Colonial in Newton Centre and a Craftsman-style home near Jamaica Pond.

Home & Property

So You Want to Live in Charlestown, Massachusetts?

Looking for a small-town feel in the city? This waterfront enclave might be for you.

Home & Property

It’s Always Wine O’Clock in This Bay Village Townhouse

To create an entertaining space big enough for their bottle collection, one local oenophile couple took the party underground.



Review: Coquette Is Not Your Grandpa’s Boîte

Like its sister restaurants, the recently revamped Seaport restaurant is a party—one with some seriously next-level food to boot.


Where to Indulge in Holiday Lunch in Boston

Here’s the 2023 rundown on special weekday lunch menus available around the city this holiday season, featuring luxurious steaks, seafood, and lots more.

Fashion + Style

Life & Style

35 Gifts from Greater Boston Shops, Makers, and Stores (at Every Price Point)

This season, you don’t have to go far to find a thoughtful present for everyone on your list. From cocktail shakers to quirky throw pillows, we have the goods.