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 | dining out

Cambridge’s Shepard is setting things on fire

By , Globe Staff

Susan Regis, one of the area’s most talented chefs, steps into the spotlight.

quick bite

Culinary theater at Tasting Counter

By , Globe Staff

In the Aeronaut brewery space, Tasting Counter is a 20-seat restaurant serving multi-course menus from chef Peter Ungar.

Quick Bite

With Hojoko, it’s Tokyo time in the Fenway

By , Globe Staff

Hojoko is an izakaya (Japanese tavern) from Tim and Nancy Cushman, the pair behind acclaimed restaurant O Ya.

Dining out

Small plates, big flavors from BISq, Bergamot’s sister restaurant

By , Globe Staff

The restaurant is convivial and relaxed. One can drop by for a snack and a glass, or settle in for a few bottles.