The New Indy Must-Do List: Eat This

What’s on every good Indy foodie’s checklist.

Filet Sliders at Harry & Izzy’s, 153 S. Illinois St.,317-635-9594; 4050 E. 82nd St., 317-915-8045; Indianapolis International Airport, Concourse A, 317-241-0533;

Smoked-Corn Puree at Meridian Restaurant & Bar, 5694 N. Meridian St., 317-466-1111,

PBR in a Glass Boot at Bakersfield Mass Ave, 334 Massachusetts Ave., 317-635-6962,

Fleur de la Terre Cheese at Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd., 317-733-1700,

Bourbon-Bacon Ice Cream from Lick, for locations

Corn Creme Brulee at Divvy, 71 W. City Center Dr., Carmel, 317-706-0000,

Jumbo Chicken Wings on a Waffle at Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles, 132 N. East St., 317-423-3300,
Extra Credit:
Order it with a side of peach butter.

Frittle Candy from Newfangled Confections, for locations

Buttered Radishes at Bluebeard, 653 Virginia Ave., 317-686-1580,

Black-Truffle Bologna from Smoking Goose Meatery, 407 N. Dorman St., 317-638-6328,

Seafood Soup at Mama Irma, 1058 Virginia Ave., 317-423-2421

Corned-Beef Hash at Peppy Grill, 1004 Virginia Ave., 317-637-1158
Extra Credit:
Dig into it at 1 in the morning.

The Fire ’n’ Ice Cocktail at Delicia, 5215 N. College Ave., 317-925-0677,

A Hangover Pizza (with gravy instead of sauce) at Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza, 5646 E. Washington St., 317-356-6612; 401 Market Plaza, Greenwood, 317-883-8993;

The State Fair Dog at King David Dogs, The New Indy Must-Do ListThe State Fair Dog Corndog at King David Dogs, 135 N. Pennsylvania St., 317-632-3647,
The Bourbon Burger at Bru Burger Bar, 410 Massachusetts Ave., 317-635-4278,

Pho at Egg Roll #1, 4576 S. Emerson Ave., 317-787-2225,

Grassy Knoll Smoothie from Natural Born Juicers, for locations

Dad’s Crunchy Chicken at The Legend Classic Irvington Cafe, 5614 E. Washington St., 317-536-2028,

Red Velvet Pancakes at Hoaglin To Go Cafe & Marketplace, 448 Massachusetts Ave., 317-423-0300,

Hot Blonde Roll at Bu Da Lounge, 148 E. Market St., 317-822-8522,

The Aviator Cocktail at The Libertine Liquor Bar, 38 E. Washington St., 317-631-3333,
Extra Credit: Order a libation with egg whites, like the Pisco Sour.

Po’Boy at Papa Roux, 8950 E. 10th St., 317-603-9861,

Stone-Ground Express Mustard from LocalFolks Foods, for locations

Red Velvet Elvis at The Flying Cupcake, for locations

The New Indy Must-Do List
So you’ve climbed the Monument, munched on corn at the Indiana State Fair, had your mouth set afire by a certain shrimp-cocktail sauce. But what are the modern-day rites of passage? We have answers: The New Indy-Must Do List.

Photos by Tony Valainis; illustration by Aaron Meshon

This article appeared in the February 2014 issue.