Hey there Southern hounders, wonder if you can help.
I am travelling around the area on a baseball watching road trip in late June & early July.
We will be spending - 3 nights ( Fri Sat Sun ) in Atlanta . Then three nights in Baltimore ( I know its a long drive but its baseball so very necessary ! ) til Wednesday.
We have to be in Louisville by Thursday so we have a choice of going north - via Morgantown or south - via Charlottesville.
We then have one night in Louisville ( minor league game ) and the last Friday and Saturday in Nashville before flying back to the UK from Atlanta on Saturday night.
I am looking for top Hound tips on
a) Should we go via Charlottesville or via Morgantown - which is best for a one night stop and good late bars with food ?
b) 'Do not miss' or quintessential southern chow experiences en route
c) Best brewpubs ( ideally microbrew ) and bars in Atlanta, Baltimore, Louisville and Nashville
d) Best lively bar and chow areas in each town/city - specific recs for outstanding must visit places or neighbourhoods welcome ! As to bar recs we are two straight guys in late 30's early 40's so would prefer somehwre which is not totally full of college kids.
e) Best rec. for 4th July in Nashville, daytime or late evening for post baseball food and beers
Cuisine no object though one of us is vegetarian. Prefer avoiding the tourists and eating wehre the locals eat if possible.
Appreciate this is a vast request so happy to break it down into separate posts (e.g on Baltimore board ) but all initial thoughts would be most welcome. Thanks in advance.