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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In 2015, thankful for local dishes that hit the spot

By , Globe Staff

From Ames Street Deli’s French pastries to Yvonne’s tuna feast, here are some of the Boston area’s best dishes of 2015.

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At Dudley Dough, getting a piece of the pie

By , Globe Staff

New Haley House project Dudley Dough serves pizza made from local ingredients, but economic justice is what’s really on the menu.

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Worden Hall and Coppersmith: same neighborhood, different results

By , Globe Staff

Want to enjoy food and conversation in Southie? You’re looking for Worden Hall. Want a party in a stunning space? Try Coppersmith.

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Red sauce rules at La Motta’s Italian Specialties

By , Globe Staff

South End restaurant La Motta’s Italian Specialties pays tribute to the food of the Bronx’s Arthur Avenue.