Leah Mennies

Leah Mennies

Food Editor

Leah Mennies joins Boston magazine after spending a year covering the local food scene for NBC's lifestyle site The Feast. Her writing has appeared in The Improper Bostonian, The Boston Globe and Blackbookmag.com, among other publications. She also interned at Lucky Magazine, where she learned the high art of lugging garment bags around town in the pouring rain. She prefers beer to wine, icing to cake and Hebrew National hot dogs to Fenway Franks (sorry, guys).

Leah Mennies'S latest stories

Saying Farewell to Hamersley's Bistro

A behind-the-scenes look at the restaurant's final service.

The 50 Best Restaurants in Boston 2014

Our thoroughly researched, call-it-like-we-see-it ranking of the restaurants that make Boston a true dining destination.

Inside the 50

Take a behind-the-scenes peek at what makes the city's finest restaurants tick.

Liquid Diet: Your New Nightcap

This German digestif is characterized by anise and black-licorice notes.

Butter Up

Coppa chef de cuisine Meghann Ward is creating her own butters from nuts.

The Kitchen Spy: Tiffani Faison

Inside the Jamaica Plain home of the Sweet Cheeks chef, who appears tonight on Top Chef: Duels.

What's for Dinner...Next?

Welcome to the restaurant of the future.

Pardon Our French

This fall, French fare is making a comeback, without the white-tableclothed stuffiness one might expect.

Rialto Turns 20

September 19 marks the 20th anniversary of the Harvard Square restaurant that turned chef-owner Jody Adams into a culinary superstar.

Rise and Shine

We break down the breakfast-pastry scene, one butter-loaded croissant layer at a time.