Swoon List: Rook, Taste Cafe, and More

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The Swoon List compiles our latest food-and-drink favorites. They’re not ranked, just delicious.

 

Papaya carrot cake at Rook
Papaya-carrot cake at Rook

Rook’s (501 Virginia Ave., 317-737-2293) papaya-carrot cake, dusted with foie gras and chocolate and fringed by clouds of Sauternes-infused meringue and dollops of papaya coulis—a dessert we were still talking about the next day.

Truffled toast at Taste Cafe & Marketplace
Truffled toast at Taste Cafe & Marketplace

A hot hunk of truffled toast with two egg yolks cooked on top, dotted with hunks of asparagus at Taste Cafe & Marketplace (5164 N. College Ave., 317-925-2233).

The dolsot bibimbap at Omoni Fresh Korean Grill
The dolsot bibimbap at Omoni Fresh Fast Korean Grill

The sizzling dolsot bibimbap at the brand new Omoni Fresh Fast Korean Grill (13710 N. Meridian St., Carmel, 317-810-1668), with crispy rice, marinated grilled beef, and your choice of crunchy veggies topped with an egg. Request a side of tangy ssamjang red sauce to dress it up even further.

 

The Hog Island Hoagie at Hoagies & Hops
The Hog Island Hoagie at Hoagies & Hops

The Hog Island Hoagie at Flat 12’s East Coast–inspired sandwich counter Hoagies & Hops (414 Dorman St., 317-296-8430): salami, ham, prosciutto, capicola, and provolone stuffed into a Philly-style hoagie bun and dressed with olive oil, lettuce, tomato, and slivered onions.

Strawberry-banana pancakes at Flap-Jacks Pancake House
Strawberry-banana pancakes at Flap-Jacks Pancake House

One of the dessert-for-breakfast options at Flap-Jacks Pancake House (see flap-jacks.com for locations): strawberry-banana pancakes with extra (no need to request it) whipped cream.

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