» A sign in the window announces today’s grand opening of Irvington’s long-awaited Chris Baggott project, Bonna Station (128 S. Audubon Rd.).
» Turchetti’s Salumeria (1106 Prospect St., 317-426-3048), the full-service deli from butcher George Turkette, is officially open for business in Fountain Square. Social media lit up this past weekend with jealousy-inducing photos of smash burgers, n’duja-topped deviled eggs with pickled mustard seeds, and grab-and-go options directly from Turkette’s on-site kitchen and butchery operation. The deli is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays only, so plan accordingly.
» Celebrity chef and Food Network star Tyler Florence is bringing his new television show to Indianapolis. Florence’s Bite Club premieres nationally on September 6, with the Indianapolis episode airing September 27. Bite Club is a competition with local chefs battling it out in restaurants they’ve never cooked in before. Deidra Henry (Taste Cafe & Marketplace), Oya Woodruff (Chef Oya’s The Trap), Mike Gomez (Gomez BBQ), Natalie Wall (Rize) and Robert Graham (Elena Ruz) were selected to compete at Fujiyama Steak House (5149 Victory Dr., 317-787-7900), using a Japanese hibachi-style grill for the first time.
» Sun King Brewing’s 6th annual CANvitational is September 8 on Georgia Street. More than 50 breweries from all over the country are participating, along with food trucks and live music acts. General-admission tickets are $50 ($10 for designated drivers) and include samples from every brewery on site. The event is 21-and-over only.
» September 8 is a big day for free cultural celebrations around town. The St. Joan of Arc parish (4217 Central Ave., 317-283-5508) will feature Gallic foods at The French Market, while the Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Committee presents the 6th annual City of Carmel Chinese Mooncake Festival at the Indiana Design Center (200 S. Rangeline Rd.).
» Livery South Bend (1234 N. Eddy St., 574-990-9110) is now open, the second location for the Indianapolis-based Cunningham Restaurant Group’s Latin-inspired Livery brand. It marks the 27th restaurant overall in Mike Cunningham’s growing dining empire.
» Speaking of the Cunningham Restaurant Group, Craig Baker took the executive chef position at Nesso (333 S. Delaware St.), CRG’s Italian restaurant set to open next month in the downtown space previously occupied by Cerulean. No official word yet on the plans for Baker’s still-open Local Eatery & Pub (14655 N. Gray Rd., 317-218-3786) in Westfield.