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

Is stoner food evolving?

By , Globe Staff

We don’t talk about cannabis when we talk about cuisine, but the stoned appetite has helped shape restaurant menus.

Quick Bite

What it’s like at Democracy Brewing, a worker-owned brewpub in Downtown Crossing

By , Globe Staff

Democracy Brewing is as concerned with good working conditions as it is with good beer.

Dining Out

What’s on the menu at Falmouth’s Buffalo Jump? ‘Weird food that only weirdos like’

By , Globe Staff

Falmouth restaurant the Buffalo Jump is pushing the limits of New England cuisine. Don’t expect a lobster roll.

Pulled pork and ribs: a pilgrimage to B.T.’s Smokehouse

By , Globe Staff

The drive to the Sturbridge spot has become a don’t-miss culinary road trip. Yet somehow I had missed it.