Welcome! (Rolling out the red carpet)
This thread: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/537383 has some good discussion about the good food to be found. Ignore the negative comments, there is really lots of good food to be had out here.
In addition to those mentioned, right in B'ville is the B'ville Diner, Lock 24, and Pizza Man...all worthy of a visit. Decent BBQ can be found at Wacky Wyatt's just up the street.
The nice thing about this are is that it is big enough to have good dining and some decent entertainment options (we can't discuss here) but small enough to not have to plan hours ahead to get there (Think Boston, Providence, NYC, etc.)