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Atlanta according to Cayenne Rouge

The Legendary Child on OTP inspiration and the worst thing about the Connector

Cayenne Rouge

A member of Atlanta’s Legendary Children Art Collective, which presents regular drag performances around town, Cayenne Rouge also hosts queer dance party Powder Room at the Heretic and contributes to local queer culture publication Wussy Mag as a staff writer.

The first 3 words that come to mind when I think of Atlanta are diverse, spontaneous, drunk.

The rail line between King Memorial and Georgia State station is my favorite view in Atlanta.

DeKalb Famer’s Market is my favorite place to go when it’s crazy hot. Free bread, a hot bar, and you don’t have to pay for admission!

Something I know about Atlanta that nobody else knows is the amount of tourists who come through our city and never eat local is mind blowing.

An OTP thrift store is the best place to find inspiration in Atlanta.

My favorite nature spot in Atlanta is Grant Park — it’s big enough to feel spacious, closer than Chastain, and nowhere near as crowded as Piedmont.

Flux Night is my favorite Atlanta event.

My favorite Atlanta building is actually the new SunTrust building. It reminds me of Gotham.

Grant Park is my favorite neighborhood.

Chop Chop Next, the taco pop-up housed in We Suki Suki over at EAV is the city’s best kept secret.

Please take me to any private room karaoke on Buford Highway on my birthday.

Mammal Gallery or any CORE dance locale is the best place to see art in Atlanta.

Three Atlanta artists I follow are Aubrey Longley-Cook, Amber Taylor, and David Richardson.

Jon Dean, editor-in-chief of Wussy Mag, is my favorite living Atlantan.

Art deco construction in the middle of the hood is the weirdest thing about Atlanta.

My favorite place to eat and drink too much is Flat Iron in EAV.

The merging lanes before you hit the exit for Edgewood Avenue is my biggest pet peeve about Atlanta.

The Atlanta of the future includes a faster, cheaper transit system and fewer West Elms, please.

I decided to make Atlanta home because I love and believe in this city; it gives me life.

The best advice I could give an Atlanta visitor is stop being scared of homeless people and traffic and avoid eating anything that calls Peachtree Street home.