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

Drawn to the flames at Cambridge restaurant Shepard

By , Globe Staff

Longtime local talents Rene Becker and Susan Regis take over the Cambridge space that was formerly Chez Henri.

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Meritage’s newest vintage, with seasoning

By , Globe Staff

Meritage, the wine-driven restaurant in the Boston Harbor Hotel, has been redesigned and the menus refreshed.

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Flavors of Greece on Fan Pier at Committee

By , Globe Staff

Committee is a new restaurant in the Seaport District that offers Greek and Mediterranean small plates.

Dining Out

Very simple, very good seafood at Select Oyster Bar

By , Globe Staff

Select Oyster Bar does not offer lobster rolls. It’s Michael Serpa’s way of distinguishing himself from Neptune Oyster, where he was executive chef.