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Wagner's Pharmacy, Tuesday, 9:45 a.m., Derby Week

Welcome to our photo series Eater Scenes, where Eater photographers visit some of the city's great restaurants to capture them at a certain, and very specific, point in the day. Today, Wagner's Pharmacy.

Across the street from Churchill Downs's backside, Wagner's Pharmacy pulls off both authentic and touristy. It's probably one of the only places in the country that sells Viagra, horse liniment and pimento cheese sandwiches (purchased together, the three make for a helluva party).

This week, it's packed with travelers to Louisville, hoping to get a little Derby flavor in between the morning workouts and the afternoon's live races. Last year, in the late morning on a random weekday though, diners chatted while the TV news was on mute as segments aired on war and murders. Once a story started to air on a jockey (you can guess which one) facing domestic violences charges, it was the diners who were on mute while the TV was cranked up.

·Angie visits Derby week hotspot Wagner's Pharmacy [WHAS 11]
·Wagner's Pharmacy: Tradition Lives at Wagner's [Louisville Courier-Journal]

[Photos: Ted Tarquinio]

Churchill Downs

700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40214 502-636-4400 Visit Website

Wagner's Pharmacy

3113 S 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40214 502-375-3800 Visit Website