» It’s time for another jewel to be placed in the Patachou crown. The second location of Public Greens (8702 Keystone Crossing, 317-818-0765) opens today in the food court at The Fashion Mall. You can even have your meal on the outdoor patio next to the micro-farm operated by the restaurant. The farmers market–inspired urban cafeteria directs all profits to the Patachou Foundation, serving healthy meals to food-insecure children in Indianapolis.
» Provider (1101 E. 16th St.), the latest from the team behind Coat Check Coffee (401 E. Michigan St., 317-550-5008), is doing a soft opening all this week, 8 a.m.–2 p.m. (through Friday). For now, the space will serve beer, along with favorite coffees and pastries from Coat Check, with plans to add cocktails and an expanded food menu soon.
» Light packers have one last chance to stock up on Just Pop In treats at Indianapolis International Airport, now that the Indy-made snacks are available inside vending machines throughout the airport. S’cute.
» On May 19, Chef JJ’s (42 W. South St., 317-602-3828) will host an Eggfest celebrating all things Big Green Egg. The grilling-and-tasting event will take place at the downtown location of Chef JJ’s 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tickets are $45. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Chef JJ’s new ceramic grill how-to book, Go Kamado, before its official national release on May 22.
» GRoE, Inc. is hosting the third annual Open Bite Night this Saturday 1–9 p.m. at Flanner House (2424 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.). For a suggested $3 donation, there will be food, music, poetry, dancing, and stand-up comedy. The theme of the event is Runway & Reels, and it will highlight local filmmakers, fashion designers, and models. GRoE, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that provides healthy snack bags for free to families in need in the MLK neighborhood.
» Beer class is in session. On May 15, Goose the Market beer buyer Chance Hoover will lead a class called Peculiar Pints, introducing attendees to 10 unique beers and offering behind-the-scenes intel on brewing methods and bottling. A $65 ticket includes the guided tastings, charcuterie and cheeses with accompaniments, and a branded Goose Moleskine777-style notebook. Peculiar Pints is part of a monthly beer education series at Goose (2503 N. Delaware St., 317-924-4944).