Swoon List: Rooster's Kitchen, Phaya Thai Street Food, And More

Five things we’re craving right now.

The Garden Table (342 Massachusetts Ave., 317-638-0321) offers El Desayuno: Black, white, green, and red mole sauces, roasted chicken, sunny egg, tortilla chips, avocado, queso fresco, heirloom beans, cilantro, and spring onion.
The blackened shrimp and grits at The Oceanaire (30 S. Meridian St., 317-955-2277) have a spicy kick.

The Oceanaire’s blackened shrimp and grits.

Mac and cheese with mix-ins of broccoli and cauliflower and a crushed potato-chip topping are a perfect accompaniment for the Brisket Melt with Havarti, cheddar, and caramelized onions, plus a side of sautéed green beans from Rooster’s Kitchen (888 Massachusetts Ave., 317-426-2020).
The Brisket Melt and Mac & Cheese from Rooster’s Kitchen

The perfectly sweet, satisfying, eggplant pork off the “Khao Gang” list at the recently opened Phaya Thai Street Food (5645 N. Post Rd., 317-802-7543).
Eggplant pork off the “Khao Gang” list at Phaya Thai Street Food

Hold onto summer as long as you can with a Chocolate Choo Choo: silky dark chocolate ice cream filled with dark fudge chunks, tucked into a homemade waffle cone from BRICS (901 E. 64th St., 317-257-5757).
Chocolate Choo Choo on waffle cone at Brics in Broad Ripple