A signature Bloody Mary, made extra spicy and topped with a requisite stalk of celery, is a perfect wake-up call for any day of the week at Aristocrat Pub (5212 N. College Ave., 317-283-7388).
The Nano breakfast at Caffè Buondì (11529 Spring Mill Rd., Carmel, 317-546-4670) is two sunny-side-up eggs over a trio of tender meatballs, provolone, and tomato sauce in a cast-iron skillet, with a side of crisp roasted potatoes.
The Pork Chile Verde from Subito (44 Virginia Ave., 317-220-8211) is a gluten-free, dairy-free serving of braised pork shoulder in house salsa verde with onion, hominy, and cilantro.
A delightfully fatty and flavorful pastrami sandwich at Turchetti’s Salumeria (1106 Prospect St., 317-426-3048) is topped with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Thousand Island dressing between two slices of Amelia’s Indiana Rye. Only way to make it better is with a side of tallow-fried French fries.
Finally, we have the savory Firecracker Udon Noodles with beef, white onion, green onion, peapod, carrot, and bean sprouts tossed in a spicy sauce at Asia Wok (1430 N. Green St., Brownsburg, 317-852-2967).