Best Kept Secret in Boston

1996 Best Kept Secret

Atasca

Cambridge

The room couldn’t be cozier, the ingredients couldn’t be fresher, the Portuguese cuisine couldn’t be tastier, and the wine couldn’t be cheaper. Who knew the Azores were just outside Kendall…Read More

1995 Best Kept Secret

The late Charles “Chick” Mahoney’s

Even his friend and mentor, former governor Ed King, didn’t know. Several months after appointing him secretary of administration and finance, King was finally informed of Mahoney’s sexual orientation by…Read More

1994 Best Kept Secret

Cafe Promenade at the Colonnade Hotel

Boston

How is it that this sparkling little dining room goes virtually unnoticed by the native population? The menu is remarkably inventive (the spinach salad with warm duck confit is terrific)…Read More

1989 Best Kept Secret

Reggie Lewis

From bench warmer to star. And, he was a Boston Magazine Face to Watch in 1987…Read More

1989 Best Kept Secret

State treasurer Robert Crane.

Has anyone figured out yet what he does to earn that $100,000-plus-a-year consultant’s fee from Merkert Enterprises?

1988 Best Kept Secret

The Bankruptcy of Telelogic

The Somerville telecommunications company’s Chapter 11 filing was so hush-hush that even top execs were kept in the dark until the last minute. The shrewder heads finally figured out that…Read More

Most Viewed Winners of Media/Politics

  • “Street priest.”, 2002 Best Euphemism, for "Pedophile"
  • Thinking her mike was turned off after a television speech, Jane Swift jokes that she was “in a firing mood.”, 2002 Best Slip since George W. Bush Called That Times Reporter an Asshole
  • Cornel West, 2002 Best Move

Most Viewed Winners

  • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
  • Henrietta’s Table, 2015 Best Brunch
  • Tres Gatos, 2015 Best Brunch