» Lots of new activity inside City Market (222 E. Market St., 317-634-9266) these days. Gomez BBQ opened a brick-and-mortar location last week, while Duos is set to roll out location No. 3 this week. And culinary power duo Cindy and Roger Hawkins (she of Circle City Sweets and Circle City Boulangerie; he of Circle City Soups), announced they purchased Miles Square Coffee Roastery, just upstairs from their busy market businesses.
» Mamma Mia Gelato (834 W. Main St., Carmel, 317-740-0113), is now open, serving espresso drinks and Italian-style ice cream. The locally owned shop is from the team behind Ristorante Roma (620 Rangeline Rd., Carmel, 317-848-4600), serving housemade pastas and traditional Roman Italian food since 2013.
» Bier Brewery (5133 E. 65th St., 317-253-2437) will release its popular Pumpkin Ale with a free party on September 15. They’ll start serving the seasonal favorite (voted No. 16 in the top 50 pumpkin beers by Beer Advocate in 2013) at 1 p.m., and the party starts at 6 p.m. with live music and food from Moveable Feast and Alley’s Alehouse. Leave the kids at home; it’s 21-and-over only.