The fiery Salmon Diablo at Dawson’s Too (773 E. Main St., Brownsburg, 317-858-8400) covered in pepper-spiked chipotle cream sauce with a side of jalapeno-roasted corn risotto. Have your water glass handy.
V Cafe‘s (6044 E. 82nd St., 317-288-9584) rice noodle dish, bun thit nuong, loaded with veggies and sweet, thin slips of grilled beef topped with chopped egg rolls.
The thick guacamole smashed tableside at Salty Cowboy (55 E. Oak St., 317-344-0926) with two whole avocados, cilantro, and all of the usual suspects—plus one not-so-secret ingredient, pickled onions.
The Mezcal Mulita at La Mulita (5215 N. College Ave., 317-925-0677), a smoky take on the limey cocktail.
Luscious, velvety pan-seared sea bass served on a bed of baby bok choy at Sullivan’s Steakhouse (3316 E. 86th St., 317-580-1280).