Leah Mennies

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).


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.


Can You Judge a Beer By Its Label?

Yes, in the case of Somerville-based brewers Pretty Things.


Time for #StarchMadness!

Vote for your favorites in our ultimate fried potato bracket.


Sea Change

Select Oyster Bar brings globe-hopping seafood dishes to the Back Bay.


The Cure

For the love of charcuterie, 13 meaty new offerings on restaurant menus.


Down to Earth

To add savory complexity to cocktails, ­bartenders are increasingly using produce-infused juices, ­syrups, and spirits. Ahead, six new ways to drink your ­vegetables.


The Kitchen Spy: Jody Adams

A look at the pickling projects, prized Scotch, and impressive coffee setup at the chef’s Brookline home.



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.