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A creperie opens at Boston Public Market, and the Pru gets an upscale steak house

The annual Boston Seafood Festival is fun and flavorful.file

Openings: Bon Appetit Crêperie has opened at the Boston Public Market (100 Hanover St. at Congress Street), slinging sweet and savory crepes: brie, walnuts, honey, and fig jam; béchamel, mozzarella cheese, egg, sliced turkey, and spinach; and Greek yogurt with granola.

Dust off your expense account: Across town, the swanky Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House (888 Boylston St. at Ring Road) has settled in at the Prudential Center. It’s open for lunch and dinner daily. There’s another branch in the Seaport.

In Medford, Picante Taqueria is now open (352 Boston Ave. at Winthrop Street), serving tongue and steak tacos, burritos, nachos, and rotisserie chicken.


In Duxbury, Island Creek Oysters opens the Raw Bar (401 Washington St.), a 75-seat al fresco hangout on their 11-acre waterfront farm. Slurp Island Creek and Row 34 oysters ($2.50 apiece) with tinned fish, caviar, canned cocktails, and tap wine. There are also lawn games: Enjoy badminton, corn hole, and croquet, and then roast your own s’mores at their on-site fire pit. It’s open Tuesday through Sunday from noon until sundown.

More Fishy Fun: Visit the seventh annual Boston Seafood Festival on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 11 a.m. at Fish Pier. Participate in an oyster-shucking competition, watch chef demos, suck down lobster rolls and shellfish from the Daily Catch and Captain Marden’s, or chill out in the Harpoon beer garden. Proceeds from each $15 ticket benefit the Boston Fisheries Foundation.

Menus: French mainstay Les Zygomates (129 South St. at Tufts Street) introduces a new small-plates menu from executive chef Guara Pimento — feast on crispy mini crab cakes, chicken meatballs, and gorgonzola-stuffed sliders, accompanied by live music every Monday night. The restaurant also plans to host a series of complimentary wine tastings focusing on French labels to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Closings: The Cottage Chestnut Hill (47 Boylston St. at Hammond Pond Parkway) has closed its doors, though the Wellesley location lives on.