The Guinness chocolate cupcake at Creation Cafe (337 W. 11th St., 317-955-2389), rich (but not too), with a perfectly piped cap of semi-sweet chocolate icing.
The trifle-style tiramisu at Iozzo’s Garden of Italy (946 S. Meridian St., 317-974-1100), jammed untraditionally into a champagne glass.
The marbled stockyard-cut ribeye, served over a mound of aggressively smoky mashed potatoes—everything drenched in mushrooms and reduction, at 10-01 Food & Drink (1001 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-253-1001).
Just a regular coffee (with room, if necessary) from Calvin Fletcher’s Coffee Company (615 Virginia Ave., 317-423-9697)—the richest, most potent Joe this side of the espresso machine.
Linguine alla Livornese—mussels, clams, and shrimp in a saffron brot—on the Devour Downtown menu at Osteria Pronto (10 S. West St.,317-860-5777).