Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

  1. The gooey cinnamon bread (more like coffeecake) that they bring to your table at Willie & Red’s (40 E. Main St., Hagerstown, 765-489-4131). The rich, caramelized morsels will ruin you for dessert.
  2. The hulking bone-in rib-eye, doused liberally as it cooks with good old Worcestershire and steak sauce at Hal’s Fabulous Vegas Bar & Grille (1133 N. State Road 135, Greenwood, 317-888-3427). The result: an explosively flavored piece of meat that transports you to the best backyard barbecues of yore.
  3. A spritely salad of brussels sprouts shaved paper-thin and tossed with fluffed egg, smoky almonds, and pecorino at Late Harvest Kitchen (8605 River Crossing, 317-663-8063).
  4. Fried pot stickers from China Garden (13624 N. Meridian St., Carmel, 317-844-7901), crunchy on the edges, with mild meat filling.
  5. Crab cakes at Kelties (110 S. Union St., Westfield, 317-867-3525).