Dramas, musicals, comedies, concerts. All great, especially at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. Before the curtain rises, or after it falls, convene at Livingston Restaurant + Bar or Edgar’s Proof & Provision, right across Peachtree Street in the historic Georgian Terrace. Hard to concentrate on all the “Hamilton” wit or get lost in the mesmerizing music of Yanni or Anita Baker when hunger pangs distract. Plan well ahead and make reservations at Livingston for a pre-theatre dinner. A special à la carte menu encompasses “Bites” such as roasted beet salad, asparagus frites and cauliflower popcorn, bourbon-glazed shrimp with ghost pimento cheese and grit cake or Bangs Island mussels with house andouille, lemon caper butter and crusty bread, ($7-$13) as well as entrées ranging from creole scallop carbonara to Delmonico steak, blackened Carolina trout, Southern fried chicken breast, braised beef short rib and black garlic grilled veal chop ($22-$33). Leave room for a handcrafted cocktail, bourbon, glass of wine or one of the seasonal beer selections. Prior to weekend matinees, Livingston offers a pre-theatre brunch buffet from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring breads, pastries, salads, a hot buffet of morning and supper fare, desserts and kids favorites, priced at $25 per person (excludes drinks, tax, gratuity; 50 percent discount for children under age 10). Eat, drink, relax then walk across the street, get comfy in those coveted seats and savor the show. To reserve seats at Livingston, call 404-897-5000.
Afterward, pull everyone together to sing the songs and relive the excitement over spirited beverages and bites at Edgar’s Proof & Provision, located in The Georgian Terrace basement level. Well-chosen proofs -- bourbon, whiskey, brews, wines from “The Vault” and handcrafted cocktails -- call for encores while provisions of pizzas, sandwiches, snacks and “a bit more than a snack” tempters satisfy theatergoers unable to squeeze in a meal beforehand. Give Livingston and Edgar’s standing ovations for best supping and sipping roles.