THE SWOON LIST: Five Things We Adore Right Now

  1. The Wild Hibiscus Mimosa at Zest! Exciting Food Creations (1134 E. 54th St., 466-1853), with a whole edible hibiscus flower waiting sweetly at the bottom of the glass.
  2. The Paul Bunyan taco: addictive ground beef chili scooped into a shell, topped with the works, and given a sassy kick of Texas Brushfire hot sauce at Roscoe’s Tacos (5698 Brookville Rd., 353-1000; 642 S. Madison Ave., Greenwood, 859-0043).
  3. Buttermilk fried oysters with lemon aioli at McCormick & Schmick (110 N. Illinois St., 631-9500)—just an appetizer, but delicious enough for a second round.
  4. Flat 12 Amber Ale from Flat 12 Bierwerks (414 N. Dorman St., 635-2337). Hoppier than most ambers, with a little kick at the end of a rich malt base.
  5. Circle City Soups’ rich, creamy, decadent tomato-artichoke soup.Find it in the far corner of City Market, next to Circle City Sweets.