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    If you go to Jamaica Plain . . .

    How to get there

    By MBTA: Orange Line to Stony Brook and walk up Boylston Street (for upper Centre Street); to Green Street and walk up Green to Centre (for central Jamaica Plain); or to Forest Hills and walk up South Street for shops, restaurants, and Monument area.

    By bus: Numbers 38, 39, 41, 42, and 48 all stop throughout JP.

    By car: From downtown, take Storrow Drive to the Fenway exit. Follow the Jamaicaway to the Arborway, and exit left on any street to intersect Centre and South streets.

    Where to eat

    El Oriental de Cuba

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    416 Centre St.

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    617-524-6464

    http://www.elorientaldecuba.com

    All-foods-Cuban, Entrees $11.95-$22.95.

    Tres Gatos

    470 Centre St.

    617-477-4851

    http://www.tresgatosjp.com

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    Spanish Tapas $7-$15.

    The Haven

    2 Perkins St.

    617-524-2836

    www.http://thehavenjp.com

    Scottish fare, Entrees $13-$24.

    VeeVee

    763 Centre St.

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    617-522-0145

    www.http://veeveejp.com

    Seasonal American, Entrees $19-$26.

    Centre Street Cafe

    669A Centre St.

    617-524-9217

    https://sites.google.com/site/centrestreetcafejp

    Local and organic, Entrees: $10-$20.

    Monumental Cupcakes

    36 South St.

    617-522-1729

    www.monumentalcupcakes.com

    Cupcakes $2.75-$3.30

    J. P. Licks

    659 Centre St.

    617-524-6740

    www.jplicks.com

    Ice cream $4-$5.

    Where to shop

    Salmagundi

    765 Centre St.

    617-522-5047

    http://www.salmagundiboston.com

    Fire Opal

    683 Centre St.

    617-524-0262

    www.fire-opal.com

    Boomerangs

    716 Centre St.

    617-524-5120

    http://action.aac.org/site/PageServer?pagename=boom_home

    Caramelo Clothing Co.

    606 Centre St.

    617-942-8127

    www.carameloclothing.com

    Cobwebs

    703 Centre St.

    617-983-0154

    www.cobwebs.us

    40 South Street

    40 South St.

    617-522-5066

    www.fortysouthst.com

    What to do

    Arnold Arboretum

    125 Arborway

    617-524-1718

    http://www.arboretum.harvard.edu

    Free.

    Forest Hills Cemetery

    95 Forest Hills Ave.

    617-524-0128

    www.foresthillscemetery.com

    Free.

    Loring-Greenough House

    12 South St.

    617-524-3158

    http://www.loring-greenough.org

    Tours Sundays Apr.-Dec., $5 donation.

    Pubs

    Brendan Behan Pub

    378 Centre St.

    617-522-5386

    www.brendanbehanpub.com

    Authentic Irish pub with 30 draft beers. No food.

    James’s Gate

    5-11 McBride St.

    617-983-2000

    Irish pub with dining room and tavern.

    Doyle’s Cafe

    3484 Washington St.

    617-524-2345

    www.doylescafeboston.com

    Pub and dining since 1882.