Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

  1. The Bloody Mary at The Local Eatery & Pub (14655 N. Gray Rd., Westfield, 317-218-3786). Presented in a chilled Mason jar rimmed with kosher salt, this generous pour of house-infused habanero organic vodka from American Harvest has a spicy but clean finish. Garnishes range from garlic blossoms to pickled chard.
  2. Sweet, fruity White Choco-Berry popcorn from Just Pop In, packaged in a darling petite bag with toothpick attached. Available at IMA’s Nourish Cafe (400 N. Michigan Rd., 317-923-1331).
  3. The Spanish fruit and nut dessert at Barcelona Tapas (201 N. Delaware St., 317-638-8272). Thinly sliced tart green apples share the plate with artfully twisted orange slices, candied walnuts, raw almonds dusted with smoked paprika, fresh dates, and figs.
  4. The a la carte artisanal cheese selection at Ball & Biscuit (331 Massachusetts Ave., 317-636-0539), especially the pile of smooth, salty Humboldt Fog shavings, God’s gift to goat’s milk.
  5. The Causa Rellena at Mama Irma Restaurant (1058 Virginia Ave., 317-423-2421). Hidden inside a chilled mound of Peruvian spiced mashed potatoes: creamy chicken salad.