Thirsty Scholar’s (111 E. 16th St., 317-602-3357) fluffy S’mores Cupcake.
A fat 8-ounce filet on a mound of truffled Yukon Gold potatoes at Mesh on Mass (725 Massachusetts Ave., 317-955-9600). It is topped with a dollop of blue cheese butter and a shallot demi-glace pulling all of the flavors together.
Red beans and rice with spicy coleslaw from Olivia’s Cafe at City Market.
The pumpkin walnut pound cake from Heidelberg Haus (7625 Pendleton Pike, 317-547-1230), lighter than typical pound cake but utterly moist and with a luscious crunchy topping and glaze—a true taste of fall.