I will be in Nashville for work during the SEC (lucky me), but I will have some time to myself. I've never been to Nashville before so locations are hard for me to determine. I've been booked into a hotel near Vanderbilt and I don't think I'll have a car, although I might change my mind about that. I'm told that the hotel has a shuttle to Downtown but I will have to verify that.
Given my limitations, are there any places I shouldn't miss? I'm from NC so Southern food is not alien to me, but we have a case of the disappearing meat and 3's. Anything from home cooking to fine dining is acceptable. And is there a good hot chicken place anywhere I can get to without great time and expense?
Thanks for the help.