Leah Mennies, Boston Magazine

Leah Mennies

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Past articles by Leah:

Why Don’t New Englanders Like New England Cuisine?

Regional cuisines everywhere from Copenhagen to California have gotten modern makeovers. So why is New England food still stuck in the past? → Read More

Where to eat and drink in Worcester

From small-batch kombucha to certified Neapolitan-style pizza, here is what’s new and notable. → Read More

Food central: Is Worcester finally getting the food scene it deserves?

With 55 openings in the past 18 months, New England’s second-largest city is in the middle of a restaurant renaissance. → Read More

Early Birds at Busy Bee Diner in Brookline

Read about the institutional diner, Busy Bee Restaurant in Brookline, Mass., where guests come for the pancakes, but stay for the tight-knit community. → Read More

Boston-area restaurant trends for 2016

Vegan food, unusual grains, decidedly unserious cocktails, and more: Boston’s dining forecast for 2016 → Read More

Can Boston’s Only Classic Cocktail Make a Comeback?

One of the first known printed appearances of the Ward Eight cocktail occurred in 1907, in a column in the Boston Herald that referred to the beverage as → Read More

Menton Goes All-American with High-End Hot Dogs

Menton’s chef de cuisine Scott Jones shakes things up with a series of hot-dog-and-Champagne-pairing dinners this summer. → Read More

Four Places to Get Asian Small Plates in Boston

Check out three newcomers (and one menu revamp) that offer ­inspired Asian small plates in Boston—Hojoko, Banyan, Tiger Mama, and Strip-T's. → Read More

The Connoisseur's Guide to a Gourmet Barbecue

Upgrade your backyard cookout with our guide to a gourmet barbecue, featuring offerings from Fort Hill Jerk Chicken, Sweet Cheeks, Tex Mex Eats, and more. → Read More

Local Variations of the Aperol Spritz

Check out a few refreshing local twists on the classic Italian apéritif Aperol spritz from Boston restaurants Spoke, Cinquecento, The Salty Pig, and Rialto. → Read More

Anything but Standard Sparklers: Summer Wines

Check out our selection of three delightful, lesser-known summer wines, including selections from Streetcar Wine & Beer and the Wine Bottega. → Read More

On the Sauce: Coop's Microcreamery Unveils Salted Caramel

The new Coop's MicroCreamery salted caramel gives us a new reason to scoop. It's crafted in collaboration with Hyde Park confectioner McCrea’s Candies. → Read More

When I Dip, You Dip, We Dip

The buzzed-about dips from the Sweet Basil Needham location and its sister restaurant Juniper are now available by the tub. → Read More

The Big Scoop on Gracie's Ice Cream

Get the big scoop on Gracie's Ice Cream in Somerville. Co-owner Aaron Cohen opened the shop last November in the former Sherman Café space. → Read More

At Home with Dann and Martha Paquette of Pretty Things

Dann and Martha Paquette of Pretty Things show us around their Medford home and its wealth of rare beers, cookbooks, more. → Read More

Inside the Sleek New Kitchen at Harvest in Harvard Square

An inside look at Harvest in Harvard Square's sleek new kitchen. Harvest's entirely revamped kitchen is part of a million-dollar renovation. → Read More

Locke-Ober, Reinvented

Lolita Cocina co-­owner Chris Jamison will transform century-old icon Locke-Ober into Yvonne's, opening in Boston's Downtown Crossing in May. → Read More

Step Up Your Bar Crawl: Five Must-Try Beer Bars in Boston

It’s possible to sample a few must-try local varieties at beer bars right in Boston. Here are the five beer bars in Boston you don’t want to miss. → Read More

A Closer Look at Two Pretty Things Beer Labels

Can you judge a beer by its label? A trip through Pretty Things brewery's archives shows how the labels for two of their most popular beers were born. → Read More

Go with the Grain: Four Creative Takes on the Grain Bowl

The hippie-chic grain bowl is enjoying a star turn in stylish cafés and restaurants citywide. Here are four creative takes on the grain bowl. → Read More