Situated in the former drugstore of the pharmacist who invented Pepsi-Cola—a two-story restored 1912 building—this casual dining spot is a magnet for weekday business lunches as well as weekenders wanting a quick sandwich or large salad. Evening entrées in the romantic, upstairs dining room include shrimp and grits and Southern osso buco (a roasted pork shank in red wine sauce with capers and fire-roasted tomatoes). The bar is well stocked, and Pepsi products are,
as might be expected, the nonalcoholic drinks of choice. Look for historical architectural details, such as the tin ceiling.