The trio of Kona Tacos at Salt on Mass (505 Massachusetts Ave., 317-638-6565), where delicate fried wonton shells hold cubes of tuna and wahoo poke wilting in soy, with a swipe of spicy mayo filling in the flavors with richness.
The Rosemary Ham sandwich from Joe’s Next Door (111 W. Main St., Carmel, 317-846-8877), the new sandwich takeout counter inside Joe’s Butcher Shop. Meat layered with aged white cheddar, roasted-tomato conserva, and house IPA mustard thick with seeds push the structural limits of an airy stirato roll.
Cake Bake Shop’s (6515 Carrollton Ave., 317-257-2253) lusciously creamy (and not painfully tart) lemon bar on a fat shortbread crust.
Griggsby’s Station’s (101 W. Main St., Greenfield, 317-696-0737) starter of marinated Thai Grilled Pork Skewers resting against a block of fragrant, sticky jasmine rice flecked with sesame seeds.
A cone of hot, crisp Parmesan truffle fries ordered off the Happy Hour menu at The Oceanaire Seafood Room (30 S. Meridian St., 317-955-2277).