From The Libertine (608 Massachusetts Ave., 317-631-3333): the Golden Eagle, an ultra-refreshing, smooth and balanced end-of-summer quencher on the recently revised cocktail menu that mixes Hendrick’s gin with Aperol, pineapple juice, cucumber, and lime.
The pozole at La Gloria (3564 Lafayette Road, 317-290-8007). The hominy soup begins with your choice of pork, chicken, beef, or shrimp. Mix in the chopped onions and sliced radishes, squeeze the provided lime wedges into the stew, and (if you like) add hot sauce to bring the flavors to their peak.
Tinker Street’s (402 E. 16th St., 317-925-5000) risotto puts the spotlight on fungi with chicken-of-the-woods mushrooms, celeriac pesto, arugula, and olive oil, topped with Italian white truffle.
The fried mozzarella appetizer reimagined as a lightly breaded disc of provolone topped with a bright, chilled salad of tomato, honey, mint, and lemon zest, at Pizzology (608 Massachusetts Ave., 317-685-2550).
Gluten-free zucchini-oatmeal cookie from Soupremacy (7 E. Market St., 317-423-0780) with special ingredients—like chocolate chips—added daily.