Swoon List: Open Society Public House, 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.

The Arbol Mule at Open Society Public House

The Arbol Mule at Open Society Public House

Open Society Public House’s (4850 N. College Ave., 317-999-8706) sleek coffee bar is now open, serving up Madcap Coffee, Tinker Coffee Co., and specialty espresso drinks like the Arbol Mule, infused with ginger, steamed milk, and a kick of arbol chile pepper.

The Samoa cake from Cake Bake Shop
The Samoa cake from Cake Bake Shop

Cake Bake Shop (6515 Carrollton Ave., 317-257-2253) recreated the flavors of our favorite Girl Scout cookie with its indulgent Samoa cake: six layers of moist caramel cake filled with Callebaut Belgian chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, caramel, and shortbread butter cookies.

stilton blue cheese burger at bru
Bru Burger’s Stilton Bleu Cheese Burger from ClusterTruck

ClusterTruck delivered Bru Burger Bar‘s (410 Massachusetts Ave., 317-635-4278; 12901 Old Meridian St., Carmel, 317-975-0033) Stilton Bleu Cheese Burger to our door in a jiff. The sweetness of pear-bacon jam cuts through the tang of blue cheese and truffle aioli, and a mound of fried onions adds the ideal amount of crunch to every bite.

Guacamole at Mr. Tequila
Guacamole at Mr. Tequila

A mammoth-sized bowl of freshly mashed guacamole at Mr. Tequila’s Cantina & Grill (931 S. East St., 317-991-3058), teeming with lime and customized to your preference of mild, medium, or hot.

The Crab and Octopus Roll at Vida
The Crab and Octopus Roll at Vida

The Crab and Octopus Roll appetizer at Vida (601 E. New York St., 317-420-2323), with the chopped seafood wrapped in avocado and seasoned with jalapeño, sesame, mango, chili, and white soy ponzu.

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