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


The best of the city, served between two slices of bread.

It's Electric

When it comes to the pour-over coffee vessel Chemex, there are a few things even the staunchest coffee snobs may not know.

Coffee on Wheels

Nowadays, you needn't visit a brick-and-mortar coffee shop for a high-end caffeine fix.

The Power of Ideas: Daniel Dain

A Shark Tank for independent restaurants? The Restaurant Investment Group wants to shake up how dining gets financed in Boston.

Little Big Shot

Enjoy this espresso drink of the moment: the 4-ounce cortado.

Bring the Coffee Bar Home

Boston's premier beansmiths share their home-brewing wisdom—and divulge the gadgets they swear by to get the job done.

Ioannis Miaoulis Wants to Get You Hooked on Science

(But first he wants to cook you dinner.)

New Year, New Booze

Here's a cartload of ways to get your buzz on while lowering your carbon footprint.

Small Bite: Chef Chang’s on Back Bay

It’s a bit of cognitive dissonance to dine on, but it’s a quirk that only makes the place more charming.

Seeing Green

When it comes to texture, brine, and appearance, olives vary widely.