Swoon List: Festiva, Thunderbird, and More

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The citrusy Margarita Estacional, flavored with blood orange and habanero, at Festiva (1217 E. 16th St., 317-635-4444).

The Margarita Estacional at Festiva

Pickled okra fries with garlic-and-cayenne aioli at Thunderbird (1127 E. Shelby St., 317-974-9580).

Thunderbird’s fried okra

The Boilermaker Pete burger and fries at Triple XXX Family Restaurant (2 N. Salisbury, West Lafayette, 765-743-5373). Ground sirloin crispy around the edges is topped with American cheese and grilled onions.

The Boilermaker Pete at Triple XXX

Tinker Street’s (402 E. 16th St., 317-925-5000) thyme-scented apple Dutch baby with ginger caramel and a not-too-sweet sorghum whipped cream, a celebratory confection for the landmark restaurant that just passed its second anniversary in business.

Dutch baby at Tinker Street

The dense and rich raspberry chocolate torte at Nicole Harlan-Oprisu’s new The Nook by Northside (6513 N. College Ave., 317-253-0450), which opened this Wednesday with former Meridian chef Dean Sample at the helm.

Raspberry chocolate torte at The Nook

 

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