Swoon List 3.3.15

Five Things We Adore Right Now


1. Spinach salad with toasted walnuts, dried cherries, apples, and an aptly named “dreamsicle” orange dressing that’s bright and not too sweet, at Public Greens (900 E. 64th St., 317-964-0865).
2. Delicate rice noodles in a spicy red-curry broth, one of several vegan options at Tinker Street (402 E. 16th St., 317-925-5000).
3. Beautifully burnished pulled pork on locally made Texas toast, topped with a crisp and vinegary apple-cabbage slaw, all pressed into a tidy panini, at Bent Rail Brewery (5301 N. Winthrop Ave., 317-737-2698).
4. Tender little fried shishito peppers with a spicy mayo dip from Spoke & Steele (123 S. Illinois St., 317-737-1616).
5. Tropicalisimo’s (7862 Michigan Rd., 317-228-8007) towering appetizer platter (garnished for Valentine’s Day) featuring a mouthwatering array of salami, Longaniza sausage, fried chicken bites, plantains, meaty shrimp, and mozzarella sticks.

The Swoon List compiles our latest food-and-drink favorites. They’re not ranked, just delicious.