This white-tablecloth, Southern-inspired restaurant has one of the best happy hours in town: Monday through Friday 5:30 to 6:30, sommelier Ed Jenks offers a free tasting of three wines, and James Beard Award–winning chef R.J. Cooper pairs them with bite-size hors d’oeuvres, also free. The booze isn’t discounted, but a mint julep ($9.75) packs enough punch to count as two drinks. And like everything else at the bar, the complimentary nibbles—spiced corn nuts, marinated olives, miniature cheddar puffs—are a cut above.

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