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 Mooncusser, fish house meets treehouse

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A new upscale seafood restaurant from the team behind 80 Thoreau offers views of Boston below.

Instagram is ruining food, and I might be the only one who cares

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I don’t want to eat sparkly rainbow unicorn dishes, but the photo-sharing app is a force too powerful to resist.

Quick Bite

An early look at Puro Ceviche Bar, serving citrusy seafood on Newbury Street

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It’s cute, unpretentious, and specializes in the kind of dish you want to eat all summer.

Dining Out

Eataly restaurant Terra, where Mario Batali’s spirit abides

By , Globe Staff

It’s like attending a high-achieving kegger inside a very elegant potting shed.