Swoon List: Delicia, Cake Bake Shop, and More

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

 

Aji de Gallina at Delicia
Aji de gallina at Delicia

Delicia’s (5215 N. College Ave., 317-925-0677) aji de gallina: a mound of shredded chicken and white rice atop a pool of creamy, spicy chili-walnut sauce, topped with slices of hardboiled egg and olives.

A salted-caramel macaron from Cake Bake Shop
A salted-caramel macaron from Cake Bake Shop

One bite into the glittered exterior of a salted-caramel macaron at Cake Bake Shop (6515 Carrollton Ave., 317-257-2253) reveals a heavenly, rich caramel filling—it’s a treat that’s as pretty as it is delicious.

The veal meatballs special at Mama Carolla's
The veal meatballs special at Mama Carolla’s

Perfectly tender veal meatballs at Mama Carolla’s (1031 E. 54th St., 317-259-9412), perched on a pile of pappardelle pasta that’s tossed in a savory vodka-tomato cream sauce with spinach and mushrooms.

The chili-cheese etouffee at Yats
The chili-cheese etouffee at Yats

The hearty, slightly spicy chili-cheese etouffee at Yats (see yatscajuncreole.com for locations), strewn with crawfish.

The Szechwan Pork Burger at Repeal
The Szechwan Pork Burger at Repeal

Repeal’s (630 Virginia Ave., 317-672-7514) egg-wrapped Szechwan Pork Burger, topped with fiery chili sauce, mozzarella, and grilled green onion. Upgrade your chips to a side of lightly battered, perfectly crispy onion rings.

 

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