Fountain Square’s recently opened deli, Turchetti’s Salumeria (1106 Prospect St., 317-426-3048), features an Indiana ham sandwich piled high with corn and calabrian pepper chow chow, shaved onion, and Provel cheese on multigrain bread produced by Rene’s Bakery.
A sensational stack of sweet corn cakes under a deck of avocado, sour cream, and pickled beet relish, with a simple arugula salad and egg, from Café Patachou (multiple Indy-area locations).
The baked raclette from Tinker Street (402 E. 16th St., 317-925-5000) finds perfectly melted raclette cheese alongside Smoking Goose City Ham, roasted potatoes, honeycrisp apples, cornichons, and toasted slices of baguette.
The calamari at Tony’s of Indianapolis (110 W. Washington St., 317-638-8669), a crunchy toss of rings and tentacles accented with a few frizzled pepperoncini peppers.
Finally, a refreshing mai tai from The Inferno Room (902 Virginia Ave., 317-426-2343) the recently-opened, highly-anticipated bar by the master of Tiki, Ed Rudisell. We’d tell you what’s in it, but we don’t quite remember.