Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

  1. The make-your-own sundae bar at Dave’s All-American Pizza and Eatery (1247 W. Main St., Danville, 317-745-6942), with hand-dipped vanilla ice cream and a spread of toppings that includes marshmallow fluff, butterscotch, strawberries, whipped cream, sprinkles, and, of course, thick, hot fudge.
  2. The decadently rich Artichoke Cream Cheese Spread from the deli at Pogue’s Run Grocer (2828 E. 10th St., 317-426-4963), which also comes on the melty Pogue’s Run Three Cheese Grilled Cheese Panini.
  3. The Spicy Black Bean Patty Melt from Tavern on South (423 W. South St., 602-3115), a hearty vegetarian patty, caramelized onions, and Swiss cheese on toasted wheat bread. Adding the tangy, just-sweet-enough roasted red pepper barbecue sauce makes the sandwich a delightful cross between fancy grilled cheese and a sloppy joe.
  4. The deep-fried veggie balls on the buffet line at India Garden (207 N. Delaware St., 317-634-6060; 830 Broad Ripple Ave., 317-253-6060), like lacy hush puppies with peas and potatoes at the core.
  5. Foodie-centric Qdoba Gift Cards. For every $25 you load on a Q-Cash card, you get a $5 voucher for a future visit. And they’re pretty enough to frame.