It would be hard to miss the bright green window frame paint and patio umbrellas accentuating the otherwise imposing limestone building that houses Merchants Pub & Plate. The two-story restaurant retains original architectural details inside this one-time bank building, which has quickly become a local dining favorite that also serves quality draft beer from a 30-tap system. Not a beer drinker? Check out a huge selection of specialty cocktails and recommended wines. Elevated ‘gastropub’ fare crowds the food menu, which is full of local ingredients, including DeSoto pork, rabbit from Leon and chicken from Oskaloosa. Veggie lovers will appreciate unusual salads based on shaved Brussels sprouts and arugula paired with pear, and ham rillettes, while hefty meatloaf sandwiches get rave reviews. Or check out day-long happy hour on Sundays with breakfast from a short but tasty menu.