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Devra First

First is the restaurant critic and food reporter for the Globe. Prior to that, she was an editor in the Globe's Living/Arts department and a regular contributor to the Cheap Eats and Sauce columns. First attended Grinnell College in Iowa and grew up in New York. She currently lives in Boston.

Latest stories

quick bite

Moonshine 152 rises in South Boston

By , Globe Staff

Come for dishes that land somewhere between Asian street food and Whole Foods.

dining out

With Centre Street Cafe, Jamaica Plain sees an Italian renaissance

By , Globe Staff

The team behind Tres Gatos bought the nearby Centre Street Cafe and turned it into an Italian restaurant.

Devra First

James Beard award semifinalists for 2015 announced

By , Globe Staff

It is great to see Alden & Harlow make the list for best new restaurant. The other regional mention is Central Provisions in Portland, also a contender for a nomination.

dining out

Night Market, Koy spread the flavors of Asia to Boston

By , Globe Staff

This winter, two restaurants opened almost simultaneously: Night Market in Harvard Square and Koy by Faneuil Hall.