First Slice: 12/29/16: Atlanta resident moves to Charlotte, rails against ATL

Traffic and Thai restaurant selection drove him away

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"As anyone who has resided in Atlanta will know, 'Atlanta' means nothing — it could mean anywhere in northwestern Georgia," writes a former Atlanta resident who moved to Charlotte six months ago and wouldn't trade the Queen City for Atlanta's sprawl, traffic, or uhm, Thai restaurant selection. "For Thai in Atlanta, one must be in the mood to travel up Buford Highway. Not a convenient date spot."

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