Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

  1. The moist, savory pull-apart bread at The Libertine Liquor Bar (38 E. Washington St., 317-631-3333), essentially adult monkey bread made with Sun King Wee Mac, Fair Oaks cheddar, mustard, dill, and crunchy salt. It arrives in a bowl. Tug it out in big, buttery hunks.
  2. Crunchy, breaded onion rings served with a creamy horseradish-spiked sauce at Heine’s World Famous Roast Beef (7040 Madison Ave., 317-782-1808).
  3. Cakey doughnut holes, each the size of an eight ball, made to order at Bub’s Cafe (220 2nd St. SW, Carmel, 317-844-2822) and served in threes. The trio of glazed holes sits in a puddle of runoff frosting. The cinnamon-sugar version tastes a bit like spice cake.
  4. The Ocean Tribute plate at Iozzo’s Garden of Italy (946 S. Meridian St., 317-974-1100). Shrimp, scallions, fish, mussels, tomatoes, and linguini bathe in a broth that is good enough to sip when everything else is gone.
  5. The miso cod at Ocean Prime (8555 N. River Rd., 317-569-0975), Keystone at the Crossing’s new seafood stunner. The fish joins delicate shrimp dumplings in a light broth, like a decadent wonton soup.