Swoon List 5.14.13

5 Things We Adore Right Now
  1. The crunchy, salty truffle fries, served with a scoop of aioli as thick as gelato at Taste Cafe and Marketplace (5164 N. College Ave., 317-925-2233). These classic gems are well worth the breath mint you will need to pop before going back to the office.
  2. The utterly decadent Cheese Louise pizza at Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza (5646 E. Washington St., 317-356-6612; 401 Market Plaza, Greenwood, 317-883-8993). The pie already comes thick with cheddar, ricotta, Parmesan, mozzarella, Gouda, red onion, and bacon. Add sausage for good measure.
  3. Delicia’s (5215 N. College Ave., 317-925-0677) sweet-tart Hemingway Daiquiri, as pretty as it is tasty as it is potent.
  4. A thick, stand-up filet topped with a warm chutney of pearl onions and mushrooms—the occasionally featured Farm to Table Steak at Upland Brewing Company (350 W. 11th St., Bloomington, 812-336-2337).
  5. The fully loaded Pikilia Taste Of Athens sampler plate at Athens on 86th (2284 W. 86th St., 317-879-8644), a plate loaded with mousaka, pastichio, spanikopita, tyropita, gyro meat, dolmades, pita, and tzatziki. It leaves no phyllo sheet unturned.