The citrusy Margarita Estacional, flavored with blood orange and habanero, at Festiva (1217 E. 16th St., 317-635-4444).
Pickled okra fries with garlic-and-cayenne aioli at Thunderbird (1127 E. Shelby St., 317-974-9580).
The Boilermaker Pete burger and fries at Triple XXX Family Restaurant (2 N. Salisbury, West Lafayette, 765-743-5373). Ground sirloin crispy around the edges is topped with American cheese and grilled onions.
Tinker Street’s (402 E. 16th St., 317-925-5000) thyme-scented apple Dutch baby with ginger caramel and a not-too-sweet sorghum whipped cream, a celebratory confection for the landmark restaurant that just passed its second anniversary in business.
The dense and rich raspberry chocolate torte at Nicole Harlan-Oprisu’s new The Nook by Northside (6513 N. College Ave., 317-253-0450), which opened this Wednesday with former Meridian chef Dean Sample at the helm.