Swoon List: Brugge Brasserie, Natural Born Juicers, and More

Five Things We Adore Right Now

The Swoon List compiles our latest food-and-drink favorites. They’re not ranked, just delicious.


Full-flavored seared duck and sweet-onion confit rolled inside a delicate, mustard-drizzled crepe at Brugge Brasserie (1011 E. Westfield Blvd., 317-255-0978).

Protein Junkie smoothie from Natural Born Juicers
The Protein Junkie smoothie at Natural Born Juicers

The ultimate post-workout refresher: A sweet and creamy Protein Junkie smoothie from Natural Born Juicers (865 Massachusetts Ave., 317-797-4254) infused with homemade almond milk, protein powder, mixed berries, banana,  apple, and agave.

The Butcher Shop Meatballs from Plat 99
The Butcher Shop Meatballs at Plat 99

Plat 99’s (333 S. Delaware St., 317-624-8220) Butcher Shop Meatballs crowned with a slightly spicy fennel-tomato sauce, a favorite selection from Chef Eli Laidlaw’s new menu.

Shrimp Kisses at McCormick and Schmick's
Shrimp Kisses at McCormick and Schmick’s

Fat and scrumptious Shrimp Kisses, stuffed with pepper jack cheese and wrapped in a tight cocoon of crispy bacon at McCormick and Schmick’s (110 N. Illinois St., 317-631-9500). Frizzled onion rings and a sweet corn relish complete the plate.

A frozen mango margarita from El Meson
A frozen-mango margarita at El Meson

A sugar-rimmed frozen-mango margarita—summer in a glass at El Meson (see elmesonmexicanrestaurant.com for locations).