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


At Woods Hill Pier 4, farm-to-table with a water view

By , Globe Staff

The menu has changed from the Anthony’s days. The scenery hasn’t.


A diner’s guide to Providence

By , Globe Staff

There may be no better way to get a flavor of the city than through its restaurants. Here is where to eat.


Abe & Louie’s: a steakhouse that feels like home

By , Globe Staff

The Back Bay restaurant doesn’t just serve filet mignon and mashed potatoes. It serves up a sense of place.


The Sky Bar’s triumphant return

By , Globe Staff

The chocolate bar with four separate fillings is back in production this week. This is the unlikely story of its salvation.