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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What She’s Having

In search of a perfect brain freeze in Boston

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Shaved ice is a blank template on which we impose the flavors of the world.

quick bites

At Blue Dalia in Natick, there’s a margarita waiting just beyond the checkout lane

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A look at Blue Dalia, a Mexican restaurant inside a Wegmans inside the mall in Natick.

Strip-T’s in Watertown is closing, and with it goes a little piece of the restaurant scene’s soul

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The Watertown hole-in-the-wall became an unlikely culinary destination, but the relationships forged here were always the real draw.

Devra First

Robots made me lunch. I enjoyed it. Is that so wrong?

By , Globe Staff

What happens when machines take over the kitchen? At Spyce in downtown Boston, we are about to find out.