Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

  1. The Amexica–a potent commingling of smoky Mezcal, tequila, lavender, and absinthe garnished with mint leaf–that is putting hair on people’s chests at The Libertine (38 E. Washington St., 317-631-3333). Up, down, center, and in … don’t order one thinking you will get a margarita.
  2. The mini carrot cake at Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. (1021 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-255-5151), reportedly from the kitchen files of founder Scott Wise’s mother in law.
  3. The veggie skillet at The Historic Steer Inn (5130 E. 10th St., 317-356-0996), crowned with a pair of poached eggs and cheese. Crumbling a side order of extra-crisp bacon over the top defeats the purpose. But deliciously so.
  4. Twenty Tap’s (5406 N. College Ave., 317-602-8840) spicy Cuban, which adds Sriracha and pepper-jack cheese to the standard pressed-sandwich components.
  5. Classic vanilla-bean creme brulee embellished with a tiny strawberry ice pop at Tavern on South (423 W. South St., 317-602-3115).