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Eddie V’s opens at the Pru, and Boston Public Market pops up across the city

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Openings: National chain Eddie V’s has opened at the Prudential Center, serving seafood and steaks — coupled with live jazz. They’re open for lunch and dinner in the former P.F. Chang’s space (122 Belvidere St. at Huntington Avenue).

Coming soon: Down at the Rink opens on May 20, next to the DCR Murphy Memorial Rink in South Boston (1880 William J. Day Blvd. at East Broadway). Former Mandarin Oriental, Boston chef Damian Zedower serves homemade fast food — all for under $8. Munch wagyu hot dogs, bratwurst with sauerkraut, hot and sweet Italian sausages, chicken nuggets, pizza, and more, washed back with slushies and iced coffee.

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Jose’s Torta Mexicana, an offshoot of the lovably festive Jose’s restaurant in Cambridge, is slated to open in Arlington by mid-May, says owner Carlos Mendez. Expect tortas and other Mexican specialties in the old Bagels By Us space (793 Massachusetts Ave. at Jason Street).

Markets: The Boston Public Market will launch seasonal markets throughout the city this month, including a new location at City Hall Plaza. Visit the Greenway starting May 14 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., City Hall starting May 21 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m., and the Seaport starting June 5 from noon until 7 p.m.

Harvard Square’s Garage welcomes Salt & Olive (36 John F. Kennedy St. at Mount Auburn Street), selling craft beer, wine, and specialty foods in a former Starbucks. The store relocated from a smaller space at 1160 Massachusetts Ave. Browse sea salts, vinegars, teas, spices, and bigger items such as cheeses and pastas, and stock up on bread from Clear Flour, Mediterranean snacks from Magic Bites, and pasta from Deano’s. Drop by for a grand opening celebration on May 18 for samples from local vendors.


Kara Baskin can be reached at kara.baskin@globe.com.

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