We'll be taking in a show at Variety on the 11th, and staying at a Marriott that's just over two miles away (thinking the Marriott Downtown - 160 Spring Street NW).
That evening, what are options for upper mid scale dining. We don't want overly formal or expensive, but certainly would be willing to spend money where it's worthwhile. We're open to just about any type of fare, but would like something that is an Atlanta standout. It doesn't need to be in btwn the hotel and venue, but close enough to one or the other to make a cab fare reasonable.
Also, for the next day, we'll be bumming around with my brother in law and his wife. They live in Smyrna, and we'll spend the day with them coming into the city, taking some of it in (very open at this point on activities, etc). And by the end of the day we'll end up back in Smyrna. They won't be able to pick up larger tabs of any kind, so I'd be interested in some low cost but good lunch food especially. Isn't there a hot dog place by Ga Tech that's semi-famous? That or anything along those lines (especially good southern) would be perfect.