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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A Restaurant’s Take

Whole roast fish at Legal Oysteria in Charlestown

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The chain’s latest addition serves up Italian flavor.

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Koy restaurant brings kimchi with a twist to Faneuil Hall

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The new Korean-influenced restaurant offers a respite from chains, tourist traps, and bars.


Sausage making and literary masterpieces on ‘Top Chef’

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The contestants had to feed Gronk and make a dish inspired by a New England author in the latest episode.

Viale adds flavor and character to Central Square

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The Cambridge restaurant is a worthy successor to neighborhood favorite Rendezvous, which previously occupied the space.