Swoon List: The Mug, Big Lug Canteen, and More

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

The tenderloin at The Mug
The tenderloin at The Mug

The buttermilk-breaded, bun-ratio–busting fried tenderloin, from Tyner Pond Farms Berkshire pigs raised down the road, at The Mug (117 Apple St., Greenfield, 317-477-7550).

The Hoss Dip at Big Lug Canteen
The Hoss Dip at Big Lug Canteen

The Hoss Dip at Big Lug Canteen (1435 E. 86th St., 317-672-3503): a base of “Greekamole” and Mexican hummus topped with black bean and corn salsa and melted mozzarella cheese. A side of large Fritos allows for maximum scoopage.

The tuna melt at Bitter Sweet
The tuna melt at Bitter Sweet

Bitter Sweet’s (5543 E. Washington St., 317-602-7335) seriously put-together tuna melt, the salad creamy and rich with onions, celery, peppers, and tiny bits of egg. It’s scooped onto a split English muffin and sealed under a molten mantle of cheese.

A brownie razzle from Mrs. Curl
The brownie Razzle at Mrs. Curl

The brownie Razzle at Mrs. Curl Ice Cream Shop (259 S. Meridian St., Greenwood, 317-882-1031), thick with chunks of chocolate and worth every minute waiting in line.

The pork chop at Payne's Restaurant
The Main Street Pork Chop at Payne’s Restaurant

A tender, thick-cut pork chop conceals a cloud of light, fluffy mashed potatoes at Payne’s Restaurant (4925 Kaybee Dr., Gas City, 765-998-0668)—best when dunked together into the surrounding pool of mustard-cream sauce.

 

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