Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now


  1. The Salted Chocolate Brickle at Black Market (922 Massachusetts Ave., 317-822-6757), in which crushed crackers, butter, and sugar are baked into a dorm-room pie shell, then topped with ice cream, bourbon caramel sauce, and chocolate.
  2. Buda Lounge’s (148 E. Market St., 317-602-3643) Seafood Trio, a sampler featuring meaty tempura shrimp striped with spicy aioli and sweet unagi sauce; five-spiced calamari rings; and seared scallops scattered with crunchy tobiko.
  3. A thick wedge of peanut butter pie, drizzled with fudge and topped with peanuts for extra crunch at Brown County’s Muddy Boots Cafe (136 N. VanBuren St., Nashville, 812-988-6911).
  4. Shrimp Tequila at Fountain Square’s La Margarita (1043 Virginia Ave., 317-384-1457), a sautee of seafood, onions and peppers brightened with avocado and cream. Served with a side of starchy, cooked-down Mexican potatoes.
  5. The gussied up Dawson’s Signature Sirloin at Dawson’s Too Sticks & Stones (773 E. Main St., Brownsburg, 317-858-8400)—an 8-ounce hunk topped with caramelized onions and portabella mushrooms, with a crusted dollop of bleu cheese.