Italian Spaghetti Ice Cream at the Indiana State Fair, one of this year’s buzzed-about newcomers. With a flavor reminiscent of strawberry shortcake, the frozen treat consists of a pile of creamy, noodle-shaped vanilla gelato; a “red sauce” of syrupy pureed strawberries; chocolate malted milk “meatballs”; and grated white-chocolate “cheese.” Points for creativity, and the kids will love it. Try it at home, too!
Tuna tartare at Ocean Prime (8555 N. River Rd., 317-569-0975). Nicely presented ahi is layered with creamy avocado, crunchy wontons, and a ginger ponzu sauce.
Seasonal salad at Fermenti Artisan at the City Market. Parmesan, summer squash, and ripe tomatoes top the tender leaves.
Chicken and sausage gumbo at B’s Po Boy (1261 S. Shelby St. 317-916-5555), a luscious stew with a wonderful delayed finish heat.
The seasonal tomato salad from H2O Restaurant & Sushi Bar (1912 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-254-0677). Juicy Diener Farms tomatoes come topped with basil, sherry vinaigrette, and guacamole.