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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.

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Devra First

Plenty of local chefs, landmarks on ‘Top Chef: Boston’

By , Globe Staff

There weren’t too many Red Sox comments, accent jokes, or Beantown references, so the first episode was a success.

dining out

Chef-driven: Revisiting Asta and Puritan & Company

By , Globe Staff

In the cold winter that bridged 2012 and 2013, two restaurants opened that invited the term “chef-driven.” Both merit a revisit.

Critic’s Notebook

Please, ‘Top Chef,’ don’t resort to Boston cliches

By , Globe Staff

Let’s hope that when fans tune in to Season 12, they see the fine and forward-looking food city Boston has become.

dining out

Bistro 5 is still a neighborhood standby

By , Globe Staff

After 15 years, West Medford is lucky to get to keep coming back to Vittorio Ettore’s bistro.