1700 Northside Dr., Atlanta, GA 30318 404-549-7012, www.cardamomhill.net Good choices: Cardamom Hill has made just about every “Best of” list in the city and attracted national attention. There’s nothing on the menu I wouldn’t recommend, but do carry money. For a less expensive taste, try lunch. my last boyfriend all over again?
He was referring to Jacob, who came home one day and announced that he had enrolled in a charm school for cross-dressers. He had rented a room in the dormitory of the charm school so he could live among his new community, whose students were heterosexual as well as gay.
“I had no idea you were into this,” Robert told Jacob.
Jacob dropped his jeans to reveal silky, fluffy underwear.
“This is what I’m thinking about every time we have sex, even though I’m not wearing it. Actually, I could care less about your penis. It’s kinda gross. I’m really a male-to-lesbian crossdresser.” Then he left the apartment.
Robert turned now to Lee. “What’s with the makeup?” he asked.
Lee slid his hand onto Robert’s thigh. “You know Saturnalia, the original pagan ‘Christmas,’ was all about role reversal, right? Masters and slaves exchanged roles. Laws were suspended. Gender was sometimes reversed, too, according to some sources. So, I’m returning to our roots.”
“Actually. It didn’t change that much,” Robert said. “Jesus was both human and god. Mary was a virgin. Santa Claus was probably a pedophile.” He slid his hand on Lee’s.
“So,” Robert said, “who the hell are you for real?”
“I’ll answer that someday soon,” Lee replied, swirling a finger in one of the restaurant’s delectable sauces.
“Just amazing,” he said. “Bittersweet, like life.”