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).

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An Eastern Standard Education

Ahead, lessons on vino, cheese, and, naturally, squid anatomy.

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Details on La Brasa, Opening in Late March

Hint: It won’t be Peruvian, and it won’t focus on chicken.

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Cheap Eats

Twenty-six ideas for how to eat phenomenally well for $15 or less.

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Bittersweet Symphony

Two 2.0 versions of affogato around town.

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Buying the Cacao

We break down eight chocolate assortments (all under $30) by price, taste, and utility.

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Muscat Love

Because it’s never a bad idea to end on a cordial note.

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Parting Favors

Seven free treats served at local restaurants.

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La Verdad in Fenway Closes

’Time to concentrate [on] other projects,’ says chef Ken Oringer.

Weddings

Robin Grace & Lucia Page

Draw inspiration from this stylish local celebration.

Weddings

Allie Lemke & John Sharry

Draw inspiration from this stylish local celebration.

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Bring in the Funk

Why local chefs are fermenting their food.

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The New Flock

Four fantastic fried chicken dishes in town.

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The Pescavore’s Dilemma

The city’s restaurants are having a seafood moment.

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Fizz Without the Fizzle

How local bartenders are carbonating cocktails.

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The Scoop on South End Newcomer Merrill & Co.

The seafood-focused restaurant will take over the 28 Degrees space this spring.