LUST LIST 2023: Zachary McKoon

He/Him • Gold Star Gay

Zachery McKoon

What neighborhood do you live in?

Midtown.. but soon to be back in O4W 🤞🏼

How long have you lived in Atlanta?

Since the day I escaped from my mother’s womb.

How long are you planning to live in Atlanta? (Choices) Never Moving, ATL is temporary, or Determined to move at some point

Determined to move at some point

Where are you from originally?

Atlanta - off Buford Highway

What do you do to pay the bills (occupation)?

Digital Marketing Manager and Bartender at Muchaco

What are your passions in life?

Food. I literally couldn’t do anything without it. You couldn’t either. Most of all though it brings people together.

What are your hobbies?

I love to cook and eat and talk. A day of just walking around the city and stopping somewhere for a couple plates and a drink. We’re talking or we talk to a stranger. We both leave with something we didn’t know before.

Who is your celebrity crush?

Simon Porte Jacquemus

What is your ideal first date?

Something outside - on that hill by the lake at Lullwater Park or Kayaks on Hooch

What is your favorite quality about yourself?

I am who I am whether I’m with you, your grandmother, or that downstairs neighbor we don’t like

What is the most important quality in a partner, in your opinion?

A funny guy! When someone gets stilly I loosen up and get silly too.

What is your favorite thing to do in Atlanta?

Visit my bartender friends on their shifts

Which do you prefer? (Choices)Going out. I'm a social butterfly; Staying in. The Joy of Missing Out (JOMO) is my life.; or Depends on my mood.

Going out. I'm a social butterfly.

Spirituality (Choices) Religion; Astrology; Both; None; Other

There is something higher, it just has nothing to do with organized religion and idolatry

How do you prefer to flirt? (Choices) Call; Text; Email; DM; In Person; Other

In Person

What are your guilty pleasures?

Tablespoon Of condensed milk direct to the mouth

What are your favorite bars and restaurants in ATL?

Buford Highway - Lee’s Bakery, Saigon Tofu, Canton House, Desta, Shoya Izakaya

In Town Fishmonger, Talat Market, Taco Bell, Rumi’s, Little Bear, Krystal, Banshee, Delbar

|| Bars Church, Mary’s, The Local, Ranger Station, Eleventh Street Pub

What's your least favorite food?

Hands down, Mushrooms. Childhood trauma I’m trying break but it’s not going so well

What's your favorite food?

Sushi - raw morning, noon, and night

Which is more your speed? (Choices) Run a family 5K on Thanksgiving morning; Make 5 mimosas for friends and fam on Thanksgiving morning; All of the above

Run a family 5K on Thanksgiving morning

What 3 things would you want on a deserted island?

Waterproof Tarp
Something to fish with
Sister Act

Exercise is... (Choices) Extremely important and takes priority over my schedule; Important, working out at least 3-5 days a week; I get my steps, but I'm not hitting the gym; What is exercise?

Important, working out at least 3-5 days a week

How do you prefer to travel? (Choices) Road trip; Fly


Where is your dream vacation destination?

Anywhere mediterranean Coast - fresh fish, good wine, warm waters - hello

What are your top 3 Bucket List items?

1. Hike a really tall snow capped mountain like the Himalayas
2. Live and subsist on a farm for one year
3. Move to Vietnam, near my aunt, and work in Robusta Coffee

How do you meet people in Atlanta? (Choices) At a bar; At work; Dating Apps; Social Media; Other

At a bar

My ideal person...

sees potential in my rough edges, appreciates mutual accountability, and is down to clown

What is one thing you've always wanted to do, but probably won't?

Swim with sharks. I know I’m gonna be that guy that gets a nose bleed then we’re all dead.

Sports... (Choices) Hell yeah!; Hell no!; Indifferent