Introducing: Our New Site, BestOfBoston.com
Here at Boston magazine, our annual Best of Boston issue is practically a year-round process. Our writers and editors spend months reporting, testing, and arguing about which restaurants, businesses, artists, and service providers will receive our coveted Best of Boston designation—an award that’s been ubiquitous in shop windows—and, more recently, web pages—for more than 40 years.
Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of a new sister site, BestOfBoston.com, dedicated to keeping the Best of Boston party going, 365 days per year.
The site includes our complete archives of our Best of Boston winners, dating back to the first-ever list in 1974, which spawned a nation of imitators.
About half our online readers now visit us on their phones, so we developed the site with mobile in mind: If you’re out and about in Boston, you can see Best of Boston winners near you—and easily share your favorites on Facebook and Twitter.
But the site also includes daily content—overseen by launch editor Shaula Clark, a former managing editor at the Boston Phoenix—highlighting the best places to go and things to do in Boston, every day. You can expect to find great recommendations on everything from where to find rooftop yoga classes to Boston’s top record stores; and from the North Shore’s top restaurants to a local expert’s picks for great chilled red wines this summer. And if you want to add your two cents, you can give us your Best votes in our Readers’ Poll; the results will appear in our 2015 Best of Boston issue, on stands this July.
What you’ll see today on BestOfBoston.com is just the beginning. In the coming months, we’ll unveil a video channel, a new events series, and exclusive access to some of your favorite Best of Boston winners.
And because we’re eager to share the new era of Best with you, we’re opening our legendary Best of Boston celebration to the public for the first time ever. On July 21, we invite you to join our winners for a night of the best Boston has to offer, right on City Hall Plaza, with musical guests Tuxedo—the new jawn from soul killer Mayer Hawthorne and indie hip-hop DJ Jake One. “Best Fest” tickets are on-sale now.