Swoon List: The Garden Table, R Bistro, and More

Five Things We Adore Right Now

The Swoon List compiles our latest food-and-drink favorites. They’re not ranked, just delicious.


The Garden Table’s (908 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-737-2531) new Lyonnaise salad: warm purple potatoes tossed with hunks of bacon and radish slivers in a barely-there truffle-mustard vinaigrette. Pierce the poached egg perched on top to bind the flavors together.

Date bread–French toast at R Bistro
Date-bread French toast at R Bistro

Thin slices of moist date-bread French toast crowned with a scoop of nut-brittle ice cream at R Bistro (888 Massachusetts Ave., 317-423-0312).

A coconut-milk shake at Delicias La Chocola
A coconut-milk slushy at Delicias La Chocola

Sweet coconut milk poured over crushed ice and topped with fresh coconut shavings at the eastside Mexican ice cream shop Delicias La Chocola (3809 English Ave., 317-986-5057).

The Twin Steer burger at The Historic Steer-In Diner
The Twin Steer burger at The Historic Steer-In Diner

The Historic Steer-In Diner’s (5130 E. 10th St., 317-356-0996) much-better version of the Big Mac, the Twin Steer, with two patties and a third bun sealed in place with cheese and mayo-based sauce.

Goat tacos at Spice Box
Goat tacos at Spice Box

Spice Box’s (719 Virginia Ave., 317-941-6077) fiery, tender goat tacos, exclusive to the new Fletcher Place outpost.