Swoon List: Oakleys Bistro, St. Elmo, And More

Five things we’re craving right now.

Fill up on the delicious plates in this week’s Swoon List, our weekly roundup of the five things we’re currently craving.

IXCA Mexican Kitchen (5537 E. Washington St., 317-986-4154) starts things on a tasty course with mini gorditas, masa pastries stuffed with beans, lettuce, and cheese.

The too-teeny shrimp corn dogs at Oakleys Bistro (1464 W. 86th St., 317-824-9178). You can’t eat just one.

The Bobby Flay-beating shrimp corn dogs from Oakleys Bistro

Rebar Indy (20 N. Delaware St., 317-685-5100) allows patrons to pour their own beer. Luckily the signature burger—a half-pound of blended Angus beef, cheddar, tomato, bacon jam, and grilled red onion on a toasted brioche bun—is a worthy companion.

The signature burger from Rebar


The massive pork shank at Delicia (5215 N. College Ave., 317-925-0677), served with plenty of roasted tomatoes and onions, over cheesy polenta.

Delicia’s pork shank over cheesy polenta

The housemade lemon butter cake with crème anglaise and blackberry-ginger balsamic served with Madagascar bourbon vanilla-bean ice cream at St. Elmo Steak House (127 S. Illinois St., 317-635-0636).

St. Elmo’s lemon butter cake with vanilla bean ice cream