Swoon List 5.27.14

5 Things We Adore Right Now
  1. A sweet almond croissant from Rene’s Bakery (6524 Cornell Ave., 317-251-2253), plucked from the pastry case at PEARings Frozen Yogurt & Beyond (6 W. Washington St., 317-608-6456). The buttery layers are stuffed with ground almonds. Powdered sugar dusts the top. And it’s crunchy in all the right spots. Bon appetit!
  2. The Elmo Cola at St. Elmo Steak House (127 S. Illinois St., #2, 317-635-0636). A little Coke (diet or regular) arrives with a glass of vanilla-infused Maker’s Mark on ice, garnished with a spear of drunken cherries. Pour, sip, repeat.
  3. Smoky pulled pork from City Barbecue (621 W. 11th St., 317-333-6234; additional locations in Carmel, Avon, and Greenwood). Sauce it yourself at the table, and dig in.
  4. Nachos at Tow Yard Brewing (501 E. Madison Ave., 317-638-9273), smothered in tender pork carnitas and queso fresco and drizzled with barbecue sauce.
  5. Bracingly fresh ceviche on a crunchy tostada at Irvington’s tiny Mexican spot, La Escollera (5834 E. Washington St., 317-375-9556). A squirt of lime, a dash of habanero, and it’s a meal.