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

Dining Out

With Big King restaurant in Providence, James Mark continues telling his story

By , Globe Staff

The James Beard award nominee’s West Side establishment is mature, focused, and intimate.

Dining Out

Yes, the South End needed another French restaurant

By , Globe Staff

Bar Lyon is a pitch-perfect bistro, where the good takes precedence over the fancy.

Munch Madness | Final

And the Munch Madness winner is . . .

By , Globe Staff

Beloved Boston bakery Flour takes the cake over Sarma to clinch Munch Madness 2019.

munch madness

Sarma, Flour face off in Munch Madness final round

By , Globe correspondent

The 2019 edition of the Globe’s annual restaurant tournament is coming to an exciting close, with a battle featuring two of the area’s top chefs.