Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

  1. The Gunthorp Farms roasted half chicken at Mesh on Mass (725 Massachusetts Ave., 317-955-9600), served with the perfect sides: braised winter greens, fried potatoes, and a wild berry gastrique that makes the dish even more comforting.
  2. Adobo Grill’s (110 E. Washington St., 317-822-9990) bright, refreshing, and very tart limeade.
  3. The simple little anise-laced Springerle Cookies, made by the Sisters of St. Benedict (since the 1800s) in their Simply Divine bakery, in Ferdinand, Indiana.
  4. Deep-fried Italian biscuits from Good Morning Mama’s (1001 E. 54th St., 317-255-3800). The warm golf ball-sized starters arrive dusted in cinnamon and sugar.
  5. Squash blossom sopes, on the vegetarian menu at El Sol de Tala (2444 E. Washington St., 317-636-1250).