» According to The Indianapolis Star, the owners of Shoefly Public House (122 E. 22nd St., 317-283-5007) are launching Longbranch (2205 N. Delaware St.), an Asian-themed restaurant, this August inside new mixed-use complex The Delaware. Owner and chef Craig Mariutto will helm the kitchen and former Bluebeard bar manager Scott Lowe will manage the cocktail program.
» The First Friday Food Truck Festival in the Old National Centre (502 N. New Jersey St.) parking lot kicks off this Friday. More than 25 food trucks will be serving up dinner, starting at 5 p.m., and select vendors from Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace will be selling merchandise. Tickets are $5 and available online or at the gate.
» According to Facebook, Lincoln Square Pancake House (see eatlincolnsquare.com for locations) will open an Irvington location this fall in the former Dufour’s spot (5648 E. Washington St.).
» Speaking of Lincoln Square Pancake House—Kentucky-based Goodfellas Pizzeria is taking the spot the restaurant backed out of at Millikan on Mass (551 Massachusetts Ave.), according to the IBJ. The pizzeria has three Kentucky outposts and one in Cincinnati.