Leah Mennies

Leah Mennies, Senior Food Editor at Boston Magazine

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).

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Little Big Shot

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

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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.

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Ioannis Miaoulis Wants to Get You Hooked on Science

(But first he wants to cook you dinner.)

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New Year, New Booze

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

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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.

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Seeing Green

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

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Pay to Play?

To manage the cost of canceled reservations, high-end restaurants are asking diners to pony up in advance.

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Family Ties

Sally Ling’s specialized in white-tablecloth, banquet-style fare, Dumpling Daughter focuses on the “classic, Chinese comfort home food”.

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Fried and True

Three inspired upgrades on the fried-food icon, chicken nuggets.

Weddings

Jenna Lashley & Ron Adams

Draw inspiration from their local celebration.

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The Greasy Spoon, Grown Up

A by-the-numbers look at what's in store for Rosebud's new menu.

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Boston's Calling

Providence chef Matt Jennings is ready to shake things up with Townsman.

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Hot Cocktail Ingredient: Salt

When it comes to cocktails, salt can do much more than just garnish your margarita.

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Saying Farewell to Hamersley's Bistro

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

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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.