» At long last, Peter George and Thomas Main, the team behind Tinker Street, opened Festiva (1217 E. 16th St., 317-635-4444) this weekend. Chef Rachel Hoover is in the kitchen, serving up a menu of Mexican favorites.
» Carmel also got a Mexican restaurant this weekend with the arrival of California-based Los Arroyos (11503 Springmill Rd., 317-810 1747). It is the company’s fourth location, and the first outside the Golden State. Note to big spenders: There’s a $350 margarita on the menu.
» The Fishers food scene is getting an influx of development cash. According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, the Thompson Thrift Retail Group is developing a property at 116th Street and Ikea Way, to include restaurants, a theater complex, and culinary incubator space for small businesses. Called The Yard, it is expected to cost between $40 and $60 million.
» From the team behind Circle City Sweets, Circle City Boulangerie is now selling freshly made bagels and artisan breads like brioche, ciabatta, and French loaves inside Indianapolis City Market.
» Georgia Street Grind (25 W. Georgia St., 317-401-8111) joined the downtown coffee scene this month. The shop serves coffee and espresso drinks made exclusively with beans from local roasters.
» Residents of the northern suburbs can finally grab some Natural Born Juicers closer to home. The Mass Ave favorite opened its second location this weekend, at Broccoli Bill’s Gray Road Market in Noblesville.
» The Eagle (310 Massachusetts Ave., 317-929-1799) has reopened after a weekend roof collapse. The owners say water and ice pooled on the roof of the patio, causing it to buckle. Everyone was evacuated safely and there were no injuries.
Many of you have heard or read by now: a portion of our outdoor patio roof buckled yesterday. Our staff cleared the area during service and safely removed everyone from the area without injury or incident. Our restaurant’s interior wasn’t affected at all, and we will have the back patio bar operating again by the spring. We wouldn’t leave you without chicken for long, so we’re reopening at 4pm today! Thank you to the city of Indianapolis for helping us get back to business quickly, and to all of the first responders who helped assess the situation and keep us safe. We’ll see you soon; the bird is back to business!