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.

Latest stories

Quick Bite

Tuscan Kitchen Seaport: Where the wine flows and the mozzarella is hand-stretched

By , Globe Staff

Welcome to the latest outpost of restaurateur Joe Faro’s Italian empire.

The Cookbook Gift Guide 2017

By , Globe Staff

The 20 volumes to seek out this holiday season — and exactly whom to give them to.

Quick Bite

Where tacos meet tequila — this time right on the water

By , Globe Staff

A second branch of Mexican restaurant and nightspot Lolita opens in Fort Point.

What She’s Having

Putting politics aside in the name of chicken

By , Globe Staff

Devra First tried the famed original Chick-fil-A sandwich for the first time, with a side of mixed feelings.