Food Writer

Devra First

Devra First is the Globe’s food writer and restaurant critic. She writes features about the world of food, restaurant reviews, and critical pieces exploring the cultural and societal meaning of food and restaurants.

First has worked at the Globe as a writer and editor since 2000. She was previously the Globe’s food editor. She has also served as assistant arts editor in the Globe’s Living/Arts department and worked at the Boston Phoenix (RIP). First is originally from New York.

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Quick Bite

At Blossom Bar, craft cocktails meet Chinese food

By , Globe Staff

First Ran Duan made his parents’ Woburn restaurant into an unlikely drinking destination. Now he does it again in Brookline.

What to expect from restaurants in 2018

By , Globe Staff

Less salt? More tips? Here is what industry experts predict trends for the coming year.

Globe Magazine

Boston’s 46 best new restaurants

By Kara Baskin, and Sheryl Julian ,

Check out our dozens of picks for any budget, including pitch-perfect Italian-American cuisine, Chinese eateries, seafood and lunch spots, and more.

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Southie dreams of sushi

By , Globe Staff

At Fat Baby, from the people behind Lincoln and Loco, specialty rolls meet sake sangria.