» Pittsburgh-based Primanti Bros., known for sky-high, “two-handed” sandwiches, opens Wednesday at Circle Centre mall (49 W. Maryland St.). Downtown Indy marks number 36 for the chain, which also opened a Noblesville location in May.
» Popular coffee truck Kaffeine Coffee is now brick-and-mortar at 707 Fulton Street, right off Mass Ave. Without a prominent sign, it’s easy to miss, but your search will be rewarded with an extensive list of international teas and coffees, including Vietnamese iced coffee, famous for the addition of sweetened condensed milk.
» Early-September mentions of pumpkin-spice-anything make us twitch. But it’s October now, so we’ll happily stand in line at Amelia’s for a limited-run pumpkin brioche cinnamon roll. Go get one before the seasonal menu item disappears.
» Louie’s Wine Dive opened last week at the corner of Broad Ripple and College avenues, a space that’s been vacant for five years. This is the second Indianapolis location for the Kansas City-based operation, following its 2015 opening on Mass Ave.
» According to the Indianapolis Business Journal, local restaurateur Scott Wise is in negotiations to sell all properties in his Scotty’s Brewhouse group for $20 million to Pacific Restaurant Partners. The deal is designed to take the chain global, and keep Wise on the payroll for another five years.
» When word came last week that four Indy chefs are headed to New York City to cook at the James Beard House in December, many of us got a major case of fear-of-missing-out. Good news! The chefs are doing a preview dinner at Cerulean on November 6, where they’ll cook the exact menu they’re presenting in NYC. Tickets are $100, and can be purchased at Eventbrite.