Mark Allen of Lazy Guy Distillery joins us on this episode. The first ever distillery in the city of Kennesaw, he focuses on delicious moonshines and whiskeys with flavors that will surprise even the most experienced whiskey drinker. Give this episode a listen and then go and see him for a tour every Saturday!
Have you been to Lips on Buford Highway? Don't know what it is? It's Atlanta's only true LaCage Drag Show Palace Experience! We're joined by their General Manager, Tyler King, and Atlanta's Bitch of the South and Lips' weekend MC, Mr. Charlie Brown.
Kristen Benoit is back on the podcast and she's brought two of her Bone Garden employees, Becca and Tricia, to talk about a very exciting Bone Garden exclusive. You'll have to listen in to find out what it is but I'll give you a hint: Tequila. If you want to read more about this exclusive, you can check out their blog at http://bit.ly/2usdRCS but you should listen to the episode first.
Do you like to walk on Atlanta's ever-popular BeltLine? Do you also enjoy a good IPA? WELL THEN, you better listen to this podcast because we have the three guys in charge of the upcoming New Realm Brewing. With a brewery, restaurant and rooftop beer garden right on the east side trail, these guys are sure to do big things in the ATL. Oh and their Brewmaster is Mitch Steele, the former Brewmaster of Stone Brewing. Yeah, he's on the podcast too.
ASW is a whiskey focused distillery near Midtown Atlanta, right near the SweetWater Brewery. We haven't had many distillers on so tune in for this unique view into a vital part of the bar business. Hey, we even have a few of their whiskeys at The Vortex!
Back on the podcast for a second time is Mike DiLonardo. Mike is a long time Vortex Radio fan and founder of Atlanta Beer Festivals. He's been putting on hugely successful events like the Great Atlanta Beer Festival, the Atlanta Brunch Festival and the Atlanta Summer Wine festival. Listen in!
We're joined by local beer blogger, Ale Sharpton. To help with the hosting, we're joined by our friends Hannah and Sarah! Lots of beers are enjoyed, which means the podcast eventually gets ridiculous and loops back to another conversation revolving around Vortex Baby Colin's love life... enjoy!
Jason Pellett, a trumpet playing extraordinaire turned brewer, is the Co-Founder, President and Brewmaster of the ever-popular Atlanta brewery, Orpheus. With a focus on out of the box sour beers, experimental IPAs and huge barrel aged beers; Orpheus Brewing is committed to creating beers that live up to their motto, “Don’t Look Back." They celebrate their third Anniversary this weekend so listen in as Jason gives us the run down on what owning a brewery for 3 years is like and why you should celebrate with them.
Chris Dauria, current owner of Johnny's Hideaway, is our guest this week. As one of the oldest nightspots in Atlanta, the Hideaway has a little something for everyone. Often described as the "Cheers" of Atlanta, it's a go-to spot for the over-40 crowd and a late-night destination for twenty-and thirty-somethings. If you've been there or not, you'll love this behind the scenes look at this classic Atlanta nightlife spot.
Mike Geier is an Atlanta, Georgia based singer and entertainer. He goes way back with The Vortex and works alongside Puddles the Clown from Puddles Pity Party. Don't know what that is? Listen in to find out!
We're joined by two employees of the infamous Clermont Lounge, Cassie and the legendary Blondie. The go-to club for celebrities, out of towners and locals a-like, the Clermont Lounge is one of the most well known strip clubs in the city and has been around since 1965. Listen in for the inside scoop on this Atlanta icon!
Lucky Yates and Amber Nash from Dad's Garage Theater and the voices of Dr. Krieger and Pam Poovey on FXX's archer jump on the podcast this week to talk about archer, Vortex Baby Colin's love life and... pimento cheese?
On April 20, 1992, Michael, Hank and Suzanne Benoit opened the doors to the original Vortex location for the first time. Now, 25 years later, they reflect on the crazy journey The Vortex has taken them on. This very special episode is hosted by Lucky Yates, a long time Vortex patron and the voice of Dr. Krieger on FX's Archer. Don't miss this one!
On this episode, we're joined by a couple of the guys from Arches Brewing. Focusing on the seasonality of beers, their ever-changing offerings never disappoint. Listen in as the gang takes a journey through some of their beers and, consequently, through beer history!
Michael Goot of the popular West Midtown bar, Ormsby's, joins us this week! Listen in!
Hollis Gillespie is an award-winning humor writer, novelist, travel columnist, NPR commentator, travel expert for NBC’s Today Show, and previous guest on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She was also at The Vortex in the beginning sipping on cocktails and jotting down stories at the bar. Listen in to some Vortex history from her, Suzanne and Michael!
Matt Dickason is a man of many hats. One of those hats involves Mechanical Buttholes. What does that mean you ask? Listen to find out!
JP McChesney of Dangerous Color and the Mutiny Artwrx collective joins the Vortex Radio gang this week. Based in the fine city of Atlanta, his badass artwork is right up our alley. His crew joins him for this artistic and rock 'n' roll episode of Vortex Radio. Check it out!
If you don't know already, we love our dogs at The Vortex. We regularly support the local organization, LifeLine Animal Project, through promotions and adoption events. Here to talk more about the project is their Director of Marketing and Communications, Heather Friedman. If you love dogs, are looking for a dog to adopt or just want to hear more about this great organization, listen in!
You've probably heard of the Atlanta BeltLine but did you know that it was someone's masters thesis at Georgia Tech. Ryan Gravel never thought his project would become a reality, but now, nearly 20 years later, The Atlanta BeltLine is quickly changing the face of Atlanta. Listen in to hear his take on the shape of the city and the BeltLine.
On tonight's Vortex Radio we have Johnny and Brandon, owners of the famous Joystick Game Bar and the new Georgia Beer Garden. These guys are probably the funniest pair of guests we’ve had. On top of that, it's the 100th episode of Vortex Radio!
While tomorrow is Valentine's day, today is Galentines Day! And what better way to celebrate it than to hear a bunch of local Atlanta gals talk about guys? So bust out the waffles and mimosas, it's Galentines Day!
Scofflaw Brewing Co. is the brainchild of owner Matt Shirah, who enlisted the help of brewmaster and co-founder Travis Herman. Travis left behind a career in the pharmaceutical development industry to attend brewing school at the University of California and has brewed for some of the country’s best-known craft brewers, including The Lost Abbey and Russian River Brewing Company. Travis is on the podcast this week and is joined by JP Watts who handles sales and marketing for the new brewery.
Simply Seoul is an Atlanta company specializing in delicious, all natural and vegan kimchi, Korean BBQ steam buns and Korean BBQ sauces. They also have a spot in Ponce City Market's food court. We are joined by the owner of Simply Seoul, Hannah Chung. She tells us all about what goes into making kimchi along with a plethora of other interesting stories.
On this special episode of Vortex Radio, we talk about The Giving Kitchen. We are joined by the following guests; Staplehouse co-owner and spokesperson Jen Hidinger, The Giving Kitchen Director of Partnership Naomi Green and Sweetwater's Director of Marketing Steve Farace. The Giving Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to helping folks from the hospitality industry who have hit a rough patch or experienced catastrophic emergencies. It's a great cause with an extremely touching backstory. We really hope you enjoy this one.