Leah Mennies

Leah Mennies

Senior 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

Kitchen Spy: Dann and Martha Paquette of Pretty Things

Go behind the scenes at the gypsy brewers' Medford home.

Locke-Ober, Reinvented

New eatery Yvonne's will honor a century-old icon's past while reinterpreting it for a new generation.

Inside Harvest's Sleek New Kitchen

The ­entire remodel only added nine square inches, but chef Mary ­Dumont swears it’s made all the difference.

Salts of the Not-So-Far-Away Earth

These days, even your sodium can have local terroir.

The New Maple Syrup

Tip Tap Room executive chef Doug Rodrigues includes Mugolio in his arsenal of high-end pantry staples.

Rock the Mocktail

All you need is seltzer, ice, and one of four must-try flavor enhancers.

Ribelle's Tim Maslow Named Food & Wine Best New Chef

He's joining a very elite group.

From Table, to Farm, to Table Again

Ben Elliot is giving the restaurant world another go—albeit on his terms.

Go with the Grain

Here are four creative takes on the hippie-chic grain bowl.

Step Up Your Bar Crawl

Sample a few must-try local varieties at beer bars right in town.