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So, I'm going to be visiting my younger brother in Atlanta for a weekend next month. He's an omnivore and doesn't yet know that I've gone vegan (we haven't seen each other in almost a year.) I'm debating whether or not to mention it to him in advance before I go down there. He's not much of a cook, so I suspect we'll be eating most of our meals at restaurants, and I don't want to just spring it on him when I get there and then have him be freaking out over where we'll go to eat. I was thinking of just casually explaining in advance that I've gone vegan, and telling him not to worry, that I can generally fend pretty well for myself at most places, and maybe letting him know some of the types of restaurants where I have an easier time than others (Indian food for example.) Does this make sense?<br><br>
Also, I'll take any recommendations for places I should check out in Atlanta, if anyone's familiar with the city <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> My brother is reasonably open-minded (he's actually considered going vegetarian himself), so he might be open to hunting down some good vegan food at a veg*n-specific place.
 

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That sounds like the best way to deal with it. Definitely tell him in advance, in case you need one or two vegan items whilst you're there (like a non-dairy spread so you can make sandwiches, or something). It sounds like it won't be a big deal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Loving Hut Atlanta! 100% vegan!<br><br><a href="http://lovinghut.us/georgia/" target="_blank">http://lovinghut.us/georgia/</a>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Rhys</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2876094"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
Loving Hut Atlanta! 100% vegan!<br><br><a href="http://lovinghut.us/georgia/" target="_blank">http://lovinghut.us/georgia/</a></div>
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I've never been to any of the American ones, but I ADORE the three I've been to in the UK! They're usually all different, but each one has done amazing food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I've never been to any of the American ones, but I ADORE the three I've been to in the UK! They're usually all different, but each one has done amazing food <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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Why has noone told me of the existence of this place!? Im so there next time i'm in Camden.<br><br>
Anyway I think you have the right plan in mind.
 

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Thanks guys and that place looks great! I'll definitely check it out if I can get my brother to take me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Why has noone told me of the existence of this place!? Im so there next time i'm in Camden.<br><br>
Anyway I think you have the right plan in mind.</div>
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At the camden one, the burger was HEAVEN. My omni boyfriend said if he had access to those all the time, he'd never eat another cow. And the summer rolls were super nice too; I'm currently trying to recreate them in my kitchen.<br><br>
The one at Archway is my favourite place ever, though; it's not too far from camden, and if you like chinese food I don't think it can be beaten. It's so amazing to be able to go into a chinese restaurant and choose any of the 100+ items on the menu. They do something like crispy duck pancakes, and they have two versions; "duck" and "lamb". The lamb one is so incredible that my mouth is filling with drool right now just thinking about it. I NEED to go back there.
 

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I don't know if you're going to be visiting <i>just</i> Atlanta, or also checking out some of the other cities in Northern GA, but if you find yourself near Athens you absolutely MUST check out The Grit! It seems as if their website is down at the moment, but you can look it up on the Happy Cow. The food there is delicious. It's a fully vegetarian restaurant with vegan options, too. They have a lot of soul food, and lots of different ethnic dishes, too. Makes both omnis and veg*ns happy in my experience!
 

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Absolutely tell him in advance. Offer to go to the store when you get the to get "essentials" for the house. When we are staying with people, I always offer to cook at least a meal or two while we are there as well.
 

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Omg the Loving Hut menu <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"> I have relatives in Atlanta...I may have to visit them now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I'd tell him and maybe stop at a shop and get a few basic items? Might take some pressure of him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Yeah, getting a few basic items for his place is a good idea. Probably a good idea regardless since they're young bachelors and likely have no food in the house <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:">
 

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I'd tell him and maybe stop at a shop and get a few basic items? Might take some pressure of him <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></div>
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That's what I would do. You might want to get some nondairy creamer and maybe some Earth Balance or something. I've got my mom trained now <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">. She's always got some creamer and Earth Balance for me when I visit.
 
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