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

Munch Madness 2015

Munch Madness: Vote for a champion

By , Globe Staff

It’s the last round to help choose the Boston area’s top restaurant. Which of these two eateries will get your vote?

quick bite

At Santouka in Harvard Square, everybody loves ramen

By , Globe Staff

Santouka is a branch of a popular chain from Hokkaido, Japan specializing in tonkotsu broth, made from pork bones.


James Beard award nominees announced

By , Globe Staff

This year’s awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of the food world,” include many regional candidates.

dining out

Meju serves Korean food that’s just modern enough

By , Globe Staff

At the Korean-inspired restaurant in Davis Square, the food is so purely craveable it seems it must contain something illicit and addictive.