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Swoon List 1.28.14

5 Things We Adore Right Now

  1. The simple, deconstructed Mozzarella con Prosciutto starter at Ristorante Roma (620 S. Rangeline Rd., Carmel, 317-848-4600). Slivers of the salty Italian ham surround a ball of creamy, fresh mozzarella, with just a drizzle of olive oil over the top.
  2. A tangy twist on shrimp & grits, the Creole BBQ Shrimp appetizer (though certainly entree-worthy) at Usual Suspects (6319 Guilford Ave., 317-251-3138). The southern grits, with that spot-on creamy-coarse texture, are studded with hunks of ham and greens.
  3. The crusty French Dip sandwich at Palomino Restaurant and Bar (49 W. Maryland St., 317-974-0400).
  4. Tiny grilled pimiento-cheese finger sandwiches with a cream-of-tomato dipping sauce at 10 West (10 W. Jackson St., Cicero, 317-606-8542).
  5. The earthy-sweet root veggie mash, a side option at the BMO Bank building’s on-site cafe, Labor District Cafe (135 N. Pennsylvania St., 317-672-7591).