Old School: S.N.O.B.
Power brokers vie for prime seating to make deals and enjoy chef Frank Lee’s fresh-from-the-farm salads, sandwiches, and entrées and the Express Lunch (the day’s special plus soup or salad and coffee or tea) for under $10. 192 E. Bay St., (843) 723-3424, www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com
New School: Lana
Off the beaten path (read: easy parking), this spot entices novice and experienced professionals alike for chef John Ondo’s Mediterranean fare, including the popular Village Salad, panini, and daily risotto. 210 Rutledge Ave., (843) 720-8899, www.lanarestaurant.com