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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Remember James’s Gate? You don’t have to miss it anymore

By , Globe Staff

The longtime Jamaica Plain Irish pub closed in 2015. Now the former operator has opened The Gate, a new Irish pub in JP’s Egleston Square.

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Where would Julia Child eat? We think here

By , Globe Staff

If she were alive right now, probably Les Sablons in Harvard Square.

The strange but true story of a tricky crop, a vicious fungus, and the War on Drugs

By , Globe Staff

What does asparagus have to do with cocaine? Read on.

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Cabernet and conversation at Troquet on South

By , Globe Staff

The longtime Theatre District restaurant relocates near South Station. The pours are a focus, but so is the barside scene.