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

Highland Kitchen is Munch Madness champion

By , Globe Staff

The votes are in, and this Somerville restaurant has officially been named our readers’ favorite in the Boston area.

Dining Out

Townsman puts fresh shine on New England tradition

By , Globe Staff

This downtown restaurant from chef Matt Jennings offers strong hospitality and regional fare updated with world ingredients.

dining out

World flavors at Southie’s Moonshine 152

By , Globe Staff

At the South Boston restaurant, chef-owner Asia Mei combines diverse influences to create an appealing neighborhood spot.

quick bite

Serafina brings casual Italian food to the Financial District

By , Globe Staff

A branch of Serafina, a New York-based chain serving Italian food, opens in the former Radius space.