Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now


  1. The Wednesday special at Brad Gates’ City Market stand: fried chicken served with aged Old Quebec Vintage Cheddar mac ’n’ cheese and asparagus.
  2. The dense, creamy avocado popsicle, made with all-natural ingredients and sold out of the Nicey Frozen Treats cart that you will find at events around town, like last weekend’s Woodruff Place Flea Market.
  3. Adobo Grill’s (110 E. Washington St., 317-822-9990) tequila shot flight. The tomato juice chaser comes in a cup made entirely of cucumber.
  4. Delicate, sweet grilled halibut cheeks, served with bits of the charred skin still attached, at Mikado Restaurant and Sushi Bar (148 S. Illinois St., 317-972-4180). Pick it off in big flakes with chopsticks.
  5. Summer fresh shrimp ceviche tostados, flecked with cilantro, tomatoes, diced onion, and jalapeno—all marinating in lime juice—at La Escollera (5834 E. Washington St., 317-375-9556).