Hey there. My family and I are planning a trip through a large swath of the south (Memphis, TN to New Orleans, LA to Savannah & Atlanta, GA to Nashville, TN and then back to Chicago) and I'm looking for recommendations on places to eat.
What I'm looking for is solid, small places to try the best the city has to offer. We aren't looking for posh, but real food of the city. We're the sort of people that would bristle at the notion of going to a national chain when visiting another city, so don't be shy.
Also looking for good places to check out. My son and I are really into music and my wife is into art.
Looking to try the best in BBQ mainly, but will take on other suggestions.
Thanks in advance!
PS: I have a thread started specific to New Orleans (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/594472) but if you have recommendations that you don't see there, by all means, let me know.