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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Devra First

Why don’t Boston restaurants win national awards?

By , Globe Staff

The city inarguably offers excellent food and a wealth of culinary talent. But when it comes to wider recognition, it is often overlooked.

What She’s Having

It was hot, but we still had to eat

By , Globe Staff

What’s so wrong with downing a whole bowl of queso for lunch?

Quick Bite

Chickadee takes flight in the Seaport

By , Globe Staff

The Mediterranean-influenced restaurant from No. 9 Park alums is located in the Innovation and Design Building.

Dining Out

The art and the deal at Talulla

By , Globe Staff

What’s on the plate here? Precision and prettiness.