Swoon List: Wagner’s Village Inn, Joe’s Next Door, and More

Five things we adore right now.

Peppery iron skillet–fried chicken from Wagner’s Village Inn (22171 Main St., Oldenburg, 812-934-3854).

Joe’s Next Door’s (111 W. Main St., Carmel, 317-846-8877) version of the Italian cold cut sandwich—The Italian Next Door. It’s loaded with meat (spicy capicola, Genoa salami, imported cotto ham, crispy prosciutto di Parma), along with provolone and a tomato slice.

Joe's Next Door Italian
The Italian sandwich at Joe’s Next Door

A right-sized Fischer Farms burger with housemade pickles and frites at Circle City Soups (City Market, 317-632-3644), on a Circle City Sweets honey bun.

The burger at Circle City Soups
The burger at Circle City Soups

The PB&J on the dessert menu at Vida (601 E. New York St., 317-420-2323). A hunk of brioche pan perdue anchors the sweet plate, with poufs of peanut butter fluff and concord grape jelly, a fruity scoop of ice cream, and (an ants-on-a-log reference) some drops of pureed celery.

PBJ dessert at Vida
PBJ dessert at Vida

The salty rimmed and dangerously sweet passion fruit margarita at Mr. Tequila’s Cantina & Grill (931 S. East St., 317-991-3058).

Mr. Tequila Passionfruit Margarita
Mr. Tequila Passion Fruit Margarita