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Casa Verde opens, FoMu pops up, Journeyman lights a fire, and more

Openings: At long last, there’s a new place to gobble tacos in Jamaica Plain. Restaurateurs David Doyle, Mari Perez-Alers, and Keith Harmon, the team behind popular tapas-and-record shop Tres Gatos and Centre Street Café, have opened Casa Verde (711 Centre St. at Burroughs Street) in the old Ghazal Indian Cuisine space.

Woburn’s WUBurger — which prides itself on local ingredients, house-roasted meats, and “fresh food served with love” — opens WUBurger Gourmet in Inman Square on May 2 (1128 Cambridge St. at Norfolk Street). This branch will retain its core menu of burgers and also serve appetizers, sandwiches, desserts, and cocktails.


Pop-ups: Vegan ice creamery FoMu is slated to open a temporary shop beginning next week in Inman Square’s Clover pop-up space (1075 Cambridge St. at Elm Street). Enjoy a pared-down menu of scoops in 10 flavors with simple toppings, from 1-10 p.m. daily through July.

Reinventions: Union Square’s Journeyman (9 Sanborn Court at Washington Street) has reopened after a renovation, with a new ethos and a new wood-fired grill. The Somerville restaurant will run a “Heat” concept Monday through Wednesday, with a la carte grilled dishes. Journeyman, meanwhile, will serve a tasting menu Thursday through Sunday. At Heat, order dishes like whole roast chicken and grilled oysters; at Journeyman, tasting menus include unusual plates like grilled rutabaga with torched milk skin and ash vinegar broth. One more difference: While Journeyman only offers online ticketed reservations, Heat encourages walk-ins.

Coming soon: Tapestry is poised to open in early May in the Fenway’s old Church space (69 Kilmarnock St. at Queensberry Street). Husband-wife team Meghann Ward and Kevin Walsh, who have worked at Clio and Coppa, will oversee a Club Room and an Expo Kitchen. The Kitchen has a wood-burning pizza oven and an oyster bar; the Havana-inspired Club Room has a full dinner menu, cocktails, a fireplace, and palm trees.


Kara Baskin can be reached at kcbaskin@gmail.com. Follow her on Twitter @kcbaskin.