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Swoon List: Milktooth, Meridian Restaurant & Bar, and More

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


Milktooth’s (534 Virginia Ave., 317-986-5131) warm, frittery, citrus-glazed doughnuts in a pool of creamed honey, garnished with chamomile granola.

Mac 'n' cheese at Meridian Restaurant & Bar

Mac ‘n’ cheese at Meridian Restaurant & Bar

The house-favorite side at Meridian Restaurant & Bar (5694 N. Meridian St., 317-466-1111): a shareable bowl of rich, creamy mac and cheese sprinkled with breadcrumbs.

Tacos al carbon at El Toro

Tacos al carbon at El Toro

The original, no-nonsense tacos al carbon at El Toro (1008 E. Main St., Brownsburg, 317-858-9994), loaded with bites of still-sizzling steak, cilantro, and chopped onion.

Swedish meatballs at IKEA

Swedish meatballs at Ikea

Lunch break during a shopping free-for-all at the Cincy-area Ikea (9500 IKEA Way, West Chester, Ohio, 888-888-4532): tender little Swedish meatballs in cream sauce with skins-on mashed potatoes, lingonberry jam, and a compressed veggie cake. Wash it down with malty swigs of the seasonal cola, Dryck Julmust.

The Woodford's Pie at Napolese

The Woodford’s Pie at Napolese

The Woodford’s Pie at Napolese (see for locations), drizzled with rosemary oil instead of the traditional tomato sauce, and crowned with tangy goat cheese, provolone, new potatoes, and roasted onions.