1529 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta, GA 30324 www.greensproutga.com Good choices: When you visit this supercheap restaurant, pay special attention to the “chef’s specials” written on a board. I always stick to the strictly vegetarian dishes. There are also “mock-meat” dishes that do not come close to the purely vegetarian stuff.
2179 Lawrenceville Highway, Decatur, GA 30033 Good choices: South Indian vegetarian at its best. Order a thali, a partitioned plate of four or five different tastes. The dosai – huge rice-flour – pancakes filled with savory vegetables are also fab. The recipe of fried tough tofu with kimchi and green beans is fast, spicy and really good. der his coat. I enjoy eccentric people.”
Janet stabbed her chopsticks into a plate of exquisite Yukon Gold potatoes stir-fried with pieces of pickled greens and garlic. “No,” she said, “you like guys who are so out-there that they aren’t psychologically available for a relationship.”
“What is it about gay people?” Robert asked, launching his usual lecture. “We are still reviled by much of the dominant culture, but we ourselves increasingly revile those gay men and women who don’t try to be normal. I hear this repeatedly from my students. It was much more fun to be gay when it meant being a proud outlaw.”
“Ah,” Beth said, “you like this Lee because he’s an outlaw. Will you boys have an open relationship and wear rainbow thongs to the Eagle? Young gay men hate that shit.”
As usual, instead of diminishing Robert’s fascination with the outré, his irritation reinforced his curiosity. He decided to call Lee the next day and ask him out.
At that moment, a sweet smell of something like custard and honey drifted through the room. “That doesn’t smell very Chinese,” Beth said.