Plump, juicy, and peppery calamari fries, like grownup fish sticks, at Caplinger’s Fresh Catch (7460 Shadeland Ave., 317-288-7263, with two other Indy-area locations).
Avocado omelet: egg white, avocado, heirloom-tomato salsa, and arugula from Louie’s Wine Dive (345 Mass Ave., 317-929-1644).
Louie’s Wine Dive makes a millennial’s dream by adding avocado to its omelet.
Three plump, meaty full wings (spice level: Tweener) at Joelle’s Hot Chicken (4715 E. 96th St., 317-663-8880).
For hot chicken done right, head to Joelle’s.
An Indianapolis mainstay for more than 100 years, Shapiro’s Delicatessen (808 S. Meridian St., 317-631-4041, along with two other Indy locations) knows a thing or two about corned-beef sandwiches, like this one on marble rye with spicy mustard and Swiss cheese.
Corned beef piled high on marble rye from Shaprio’s
From a New York–style deli to a Central Indiana classic, Dooley O’Toole’s (160 E. Carmel Dr., Carmel, 317-843-9900) hand-cuts their tenderloins every morning for their breaded pork tenderloin sandwich.
An Indiana classic: the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich from Dooley O’Toole’s