Photo by Tony Valainis
Top Chef Season 5 fan-favorite Fabio Viviani is bringing his branded restaurant, Osteria, to Carmel. Osteria is part of the Giant Eagle family of brands (Market District, GetGo convenience stores, and Giant Eagle grocery stores) and will open next to the Carmel Market District, serving Italian favorites like chicken marsala and caprese salads.
Apocalypse Burger (115 E. 49th St., 317-426-5001) debuted its Swagyu Dogs, which are, as the name implies, 100-percent American wagyu beef, served up in classic American style with ketchup, mustard and relish. The Cancer Szn is what we’re looking forward to, though: fried soft shell crab, creole remoulade, spicy slaw.
Guggman Haus Brewing Co. (1701 Gent Ave., 317-602-6131) opened its newest, enormous, 22,000-square-foot taproom, event space, and future restaurant on the grounds of the original Guggman Haus campus. The new space offers diners of all ages a more flexible opportunity to enjoy food and booze, as The Cabin Kitchen, Guggman’s restaurant project, will open later in the summer under executive chef Bridget Horan. Sitting on the site of the former Boyle Racing Headquarters, the new building features the Boyle Racing Shop, at which visitors will be able to see historic racing memorabilia. The Shop and the restaurant will both have their own grand opening later this summer.
Covington, Kentucky–based Agave & Rye is on its way to City Way, bringing the “modern tequila and bourbon hall” aesthetic to downtown, conveniently across the street from The Alexander hotel. Keep your eyes peeled for this opening, slated for fall of 2021, adding another cocktail option to the downtown scene.