I made a decision a few months back to write only when I have something to write about, and to write about anything which interests me, not just the urban and neighborhood issues which made up most of my subject matter when I was at my most active blogging.Lately I've been exploring vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Atlanta. I wrote the review below of Green Sprout for HappyCow's Vegetarian Guide.
As a vegan, Green Sprouts is on my top five list of restaurants in Atlanta.
First of all, the staff understands the concept of vegan, so I don't have to interrogate them about where the food comes from and what animal products may be hidden therein.
Secondly, the menu is extensive and varied, so I'm not confined to a third class afterthought section of the menu, which even happens all too often in ostensibly "vegetarian" restaurants.
Finally, the food is absolutely delicious, so I feel very comfortable bringing my non-vegan friends along with me.
It's also an excellent restaurant for a group of people to order a selection of menu items and share. I went in a party of five yesterday, and consequently got a really broad sampling of choices, from an odd but tasty sauteed potato dish, to a tofu skin wrapped bean sprout dish, a butternut squash selection, and a couple of stir fried noodle dishes.
The last time I was there, I ordered one of the simulated chicken dishes (Empire Chicken). While I realize many vegans object to that sort of dish, it was eerily convincing, and very tasty. Since a large part of my decision to go vegan was ethical,
I think well prepared dishes of that sort serve as
a "soft landing" means of introducing people to the possibility of veganism.
Many kudos to this wonderful restaurant.