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

History made by hand at Loyal Nine

By , Globe Staff

One of the most interesting restaurants in town, Loyal Nine will either thrill you or drive you crazy.

quick bite

Not your average tacos at Naco

By , Globe Staff

Naco Taco is a new Central Square taqueria from Alden & Harlow chef Michael Scelfo.

dining out

So much so-so at Italian restaurant Serafina

By , Globe Staff

The first Boston branch of a New York-based chain brings undistinguished Italian fare to the Financial District.

dining out

A field day at Woods Hill Table in Concord

By , Globe Staff

At Woods Hill Table, farm-to-table isn’t a talking point. It is the reason to have a restaurant at all.