25. At the president's table at Locke-Ober
Jonathan Wiggs / Globe Staff; Caption: Glenn Yoder, Boston.com Correspondent
Locke-Ober, one of Bostons most exclusive restaurants, made its name behind closed doors. John F. Kennedy would frequently meet with politicos in the private room seen here. Over bowls of the restaurants lobster stew, he sought approval from potential backers. Kennedy was merely following tradition. His grandfather, Mayor John Fitzgerald, also often held meet-and-eat sessions at Locke-Ober.