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; harryandizzys.com
Smoked-Corn Puree at Meridian Restaurant & Bar, 5694 N. Meridian St., 317-466-1111, meridianonmeridian.com
PBR in a Glass Boot at Bakersfield Mass Ave, 334 Massachusetts Ave., 317-635-6962, bakersfieldmassave.com
Fleur de la Terre Cheese at Traders Point Creamery, 9101 Moore Rd., 317-733-1700, tpforganics.com
Bourbon-Bacon Ice Cream from Lick, facebook.com/lickicecreamindy for locations
Corn Creme Brulee at Divvy, 71 W. City Center Dr., Carmel, 317-706-0000, divvycarmel.com
Jumbo Chicken Wings on a Waffle at Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles, 132 N. East St., 317-423-3300, maxineschicken.com
Extra Credit: Order it with a side of peach butter.
Frittle Candy from Newfangled Confections, newfangledconfections.com for locations
Buttered Radishes at Bluebeard, 653 Virginia Ave., 317-686-1580, bluebeardindy.com
Black-Truffle Bologna from Smoking Goose Meatery, 407 N. Dorman St., 317-638-6328, smokinggoose.com
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, deliciaindy.com
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; jockamopizza.com
Pho at Egg Roll #1, 4576 S. Emerson Ave., 317-787-2225, eggroll1.com
Grassy Knoll Smoothie from Natural Born Juicers, naturalbornjuicers.com for locations
Dad’s Crunchy Chicken at The Legend Classic Irvington Cafe, 5614 E. Washington St., 317-536-2028, thelegendcafe.com
Red Velvet Pancakes at Hoaglin To Go Cafe & Marketplace, 448 Massachusetts Ave., 317-423-0300, hoaglincatering.com
Hot Blonde Roll at Bu Da Lounge, 148 E. Market St., 317-822-8522, budalounge.com
Po’Boy at Papa Roux, 8950 E. 10th St., 317-603-9861, paparouxcajun.com
Stone-Ground Express Mustard from LocalFolks Foods, localfolksfoods.com for locations
Red Velvet Elvis at The Flying Cupcake, theflyingcupcakebakery.com for locations
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.