Swoon List 12.3.13

5 Things We Adore Right Now
  1. The ultra-sugary Pralines from Newfangled Confections (the makers of Frittle). Grandma has some competition.
  2. The savory-sweet combination of chicken and waffles—a pair of crunchy fried wings perched on a fat, crispy-edged waffle—at Mama Wood’s Soul Food Restaurant (1217 E. 16th St., 317-600-3483).
  3. The Jockamo Special, new to the menu at Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza (5646 E. Washington St., 317-356-6612; 401 Market Plaza, Greenwood, 317-883-8993). A bright pesto replaces the tomato sauce on this veggie pie spread with artichoke hearts and drizzled with a mellow balsamic reduction.
  4. Bru Burger Bar’s (410 Massachusetts Ave., 317-635-4278) peppercorn-bourbon­­–glazed, horseradish-Havarti–topped Bourbon Burger.
  5. The creamy Broad Ripple Irish Kiss (Baileys Irish Cream, Frangelico, and cherry brandy) poured at Taverna (1850 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-257-5972)—dessert in a martini glass.