Now that the list of Eater Young Guns semi-finalists has been released, it's time to get to know these rising stars. Check this space for regular introductions to each of the 50 semi-finalists and tune in on June 24 to find the list of winners.
Meredith Gallagher, the 28-year-old GM of Boston's Menton, has fans. Enthusiastic ones, like a reader who emailed to praise Gallagher's memory at the door and strong sense of hospitality. Another is Richard Coraine of Union Square Hospitality Group, who gave the Young Gun semi-finalist a glowing endorsement: "She has left her mark in an outstanding way in each of her positions," he wrote. "She has clearly built a tremendous body of work around community, excellence, and has shown real enthusiasm and a desire to lead."
Gallagher hails from North Carolina, but has quickly risen up in the industry in Boston, where she's worked at some of the city's most beloved restaurants, like Radius and Craigie on Main. But to simply drone on about her shiny resume is to miss the point. Instead, witness Gallagher's warmth and gregariousness in this video, where she divulges 10 must-know facts about her, including the one (Southern) exception to her no fast food-rule.
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