Swoon List: The Vanguard, Super Bowl Pho, Milktooth, and More

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The crispy loaded fries at Bluebeard (653 Virginia Ave., 317-686-1580) are topped with beer-cheese sauce, avocado cream, marieke gouda, and scallion.

Loaded fried at Bluebeard
Loaded fries at Bluebeard

The citrus cream-cheese danish from Milktooth (534 Virginia Ave., 317-986-5131). It’s a rich concoction of cream cheese, cottage cheese, and passion-fruit curd inside a crisp, flaky crust—a nice balance with the slightly sweet/slightly bitter brûléed grapefruit on top.

Citrus cream cheese danish at Milktooth
Citrus cream cheese danish at Milktooth

The rich and juicy butter-smoked chicken drenched in garlic cream and served with roasted root vegetables tossed with pesto at Broad Ripple’s new The Vanguard (6319 Guilford Ave., 317-251-3138).

The Vanguard
Butter smoked chicken at The Vanguard

So big, they could probably fit a few suburban roundabouts in it, the Vietnamese pancake from Super Bowl Pho (112 E. Main St., Westfield, 317-399-7858) filled with sweet onions, shrimp, pork, scallions, and bean sprouts. Served with sweet/spicy house chili sauce, and a big handful of fresh basil.

Pancake from Super Bowl Pho
Pancake from Super Bowl Pho

The kale power salad at Hellas Cafe (8501 Westfield Blvd., 317-257-6211). A fruit purée mixed with quinoa and feta sits on a bed of kale, topped with seasoned pumpkin seeds and flavorful strips of sweet potato strings.

Kale power salad at Hellas Cafe
Kale power salad at Hellas Cafe

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