At the Table with Anna

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Where to go: The Lemon Bar

Address: 95 E. Pine St., Zionsville

What to get: Butter-poached shrimp salad

Price: $17

The butter-poached shrimp salad is a great spring menu option at The Lemon Bar. (Photo by Anna Skinner)

Anna’s take: If spring has a taste, it’s this salad. I had never been to The Lemon Bar prior to this review, and it is the cutest little restaurant I have yet to come across. A burst of pastel colors adorn the inside, and there is a beautiful pastry display, making this little spot perfect for baby or bridal showers (neither of which I will be participating in anytime soon, by the way).

The butter-poached shrimp salad is a refreshing combination of spring-mix lettuce topped with creamy avocado, roasted corn, pickled shallots and brilliantly colored watermelon radishes. And let’s not forget the plentiful butter-poached shrimp (if you read last week’s At the Table with Anna, you know how particular I am with the amount of seafood in my dish). A green goddess dressing pulls the dish together.

I also sampled the mushroom brie soup ($8), which is available daily. Another favorite to try is the Thai chili Brussels sprouts, available as an appetizer ($11) or a side. Even if you don’t like Brussels, I promise you’ll like these. They’re tossed with sweet and spicy Thai chili sauce and topped with fried shallots and Fresno chilis. Yum.

Suggested pairings: The Lemon Bar has an excellent selection of cocktails to pair with its dishes, but I would suggest The Lemon Bar Boozy Latte. It tastes exactly as it sounds – all coffee and booze (Pritchard’s Sweet Lucy bourbon, to be exact) – and there’s really not a better combination, in my opinion.

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