Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

  1. Seafood manicotti at Augustino’s Italian Restaurant (8028 S. Emerson Ave., 317-865-1099), densely filled tubes of crab and shrimp, tucked under a blanket of molten cheese.
  2. Tres Leches cake at Barcelona Tapas (201 N. Delaware St., 317-638-8272), submerged three times … in evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy whipping cream.
  3. The pre-meal pretzel bread and stone-ground mustard aioli at Zest Exciting Food Creations (1134 E. 54th St., 317-466-1853).
  4. The summer cocktail called Bloody Wax and Bitter (predominantly gin, blood-orange bitters, and some kind of ginger liqueur) at Dorman Street Saloon (901 N. Dorman St., 317-237-9008).
  5. The not-too-sweet Goat-cheese cheesecake with red wine reduction at The Local Eatery & Pub (14655 Gray Rd., Noblesville, 317-218-3786).