Swoon List: Festiva, The Tamale Place, And More

Five things we’re craving right now.

The jumbo wedge salad served with bacon, diced tomatoes, and chunks of bleu in both dressing and cheese form at McCormick & Schmick’s (110 N. Illinois St., 317-631-9500).

The Smack & Cheese from BurgerFuel (6320 Guilford Ave., 317-405-8362) is 100 percent grass-fed beef; smashed juicy, beer-battered macaroni cheese bites; bacon; queso; and melted cheddar.

The Smack & Cheese burger from BurgerFuel

A chunky steak taco, traditionally topped with chopped onion and cilantro, from The Tamale Place (222 E. Market St., 317-423-2203) in City Market.

A steak taco from The Tamale Place at City Market

The meaty and tender mole short rib at Festiva (1217 E. 16th St., 317-635-4444), whose smoky, rich sauce with a restrained sweetness balances perfectly against a creamy sweet-potato purée.

Festiva’s mole short rib

The tangy, hearty, totally vegetarian samosa chaat from Noor Indian Grocery & Kitchen (8028 S. Emerson Ave., 317-559-6624), which features a whole range of Northern and Southern Indian street foods and curries from a surprisingly affordable counter menu board.

Vegetarian samosa chaat from Noor Indian Grocery & Kitchen