I am visiting a friend in Atlanta who is graciously letting me stay with him for a week. I'd like to take him somewhere for dinner to say thanks, but all the places I am seeing online look a little bit pretentious or assuming. I want someplace that's all food and no attitude. He's big into wine, as well. My budget on this is pretty high, since I'm saving on having to get a hotel, thanks to him.
I guess what I am looking for is something like Au Pied de Cochon or Kitchen Gallerie in Montreal, which is where I'm from. Someplace with great food but a casual atmosphere.
Thanks for your suggestions.