Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

  1. Blarney Puffballs at The Irish Lion in Bloomington (212 W. Kirkwood Ave., 812-336-9076), savory little dollops of cheesy mashed potatoes deep-fried to a crispy golden brown. 
  2. Crazy delicious Camarones Momias at La Casa de los Mariscos (7940 Michigan Rd., 317-228-9550): big juicy shrimp wrapped in cheese and thick-cut bacon, served with rice, seasoned fries, and a spicy side of mariachi music played right at your table.
  3. The White at Coal Pizza Company (36 E. Washington St., 317-685-2625), a clever free-form pie, characteristically bubbly on the edges and wafer-thin at the center, that combines fresh spinach with salty feta blazed just to the point of creamy.
  4. A cheese-encrusted crock of French onion soup at Dawson’s Too Sticks and Stones (773 E. Main St., Brownsburg, 317-858-8400). Poke through a molten layer of provolone, mozzarella, and parmesan to get at the seasoned toast points and thick ragout of onions, mushrooms, and capicola.
  5. Burrata from Taste (5164 N. College Ave., 317-925-2233). The soft and luscious fresh cheese is made with cream and unspun mozzarella. Taste serves it over arugula, drizzled with olive oil and balsamic.