Swoon List: Festiva, Daredevil Brewery, And More

The pecan praline baked French toast by Conner’s Kitchen + Bar (350 W. Maryland St., 317-405-6100) is an ever-so-slightly crispy, decadent delight.

A plate of french toast, topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream
Pecan praline French toast by Conner’s Kitchen + Bar

The Korean BBQ fried chicken wings at Milktooth (534 Virginia Ave., 317-986-5131) are crispy and dressed in a super thick, slightly sweet fish sauce caramel glaze, then topped with sesame and scallion.

On vintage China sits Korean barbecue chicken wings topped with sesame seeds
Korean BBQ fried wings at Milktooth

Who orders a burger at a pizza joint? Anyone familiar with the perfection of the potato-bunned KD Burger and brittle crisp crinkle fries cooked in clarified butter at King Dough (452 N. Highland Ave., 317-602-7960).

A sesame seed bun holds a double cheeseburger and crinklecut fries
The KD Burger at King Dough

Simple salt-and-pepper shrimp tacos with Street-taco fixings and a smoky salsa of caramelized onions and chipotle at Festiva (1217 E. 16th St., 317-635-4444).

A trio of salt-and-pepper shrimp tacos with rice and chipotle sauce
Shrimp tacos by Festiva

A crunchy grilled cheese on Amelia’s Bread at Daredevil Brewery Taproom (1151 N. Main, Speedway). It’s stuffed with a split King David dog and served with Broad Ripple Chips and a side of Drunken Pig potato soup.

A grilled cheese sandwich with a King David hotdog stacked inbetween the slices.
The crunchy grilled cheese at Daredevil Taproom