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Vortex Radio

Congratulations! You’ve found the world’s premier bar and restaurant-themed podcast. "Vortex Radio" will bring you some of the most authentic discussions about the bar business and the hospitality industry that you're likely to find anywhere, and from every angle imaginable. Hosted by Michael Benoit (Co-owner of The Vortex) and Rebecca Taub (General Manager of our Midtown location), podcast guests will include working servers and bartenders, other bar and restaurant owners, chefs, customers, local celebrities and anyone else with a unique perspective on the hospitality industry. The Vortex Bar & Grill, Atlanta’s legendary burger and booze joint, has always rejected idiocy in an industry that frequently encourages it. So when problem customers slip through the cracks (and don’t follow the rules) -- hilarity often ensues. Join Michael and Rebecca as they tell the tales that no one’s ever heard -- until now! Be prepared to get sucked into Vortex Radio.
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Now displaying: January, 2016
Jan 29, 2016

We have Marshall Davis on Vortex Radio this week! He's Michael's oldest Atlanta friend and showed Michael all around the city when the future Vortex co-owner first moved out here. When you look at the two of them, you may think they're related because of their matching long gray beards and how much s*** they give each other. Marshall is also a partner in the popular Oakhurst neighborhood bar, Steinbeck's Ale House. Listen in for some ridiculous stories about the old days of Atlanta way before Ponce City Market or the Beltine Trail were even a thought.  

Jan 22, 2016

We have the Fox Bros., Jonathan and Justin, on the podcast this week. You've probably been to their incredible Atlanta restaurant just outside of Little 5 Points, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, but have you heard their story? Also, did you know that they're identical twins? They give us the rundown on how they got started in Atlanta with their unique take on Texas and Southern style barbeque. Get comfortable, crack open a Lone Star, and prepare your earholes for this delicious episode of Vortex Radio.

Jan 15, 2016

We're going back to Vortex Radio roots with this one. Michael, Rebecca, Suzanne and Vortex Baby Colin shoot the s**t over some delicious Vortex cocktails. We have four generations represented here. You know what? We're kind of like The View. Just with a lot of booze. Listen in to this awesome episode to get some insight about the Atlanta restaurant scene and more about the origins of the old Vortex Midtown location. 

Jan 8, 2016

The 1st son of the Internet, Maximus Thor, and his dad, Banjo, join us on Vortex Radio this week. Atlanta local and YouTube celebrity, Max has accomplished a lot for only being ten years old; 70 videos, 50,000 subscribers and a recent mention as Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch." Before you listen to the podcast, you should probably head over to his YouTube channel titled "Maximus Thor" and educate yourself on what Max is all about.

Jan 1, 2016

Okay, so maybe we don't have the Swedish Bikini Team ON the podcast, but we do have the guy that came up with the brilliant idea! We have advertising genius, Patrick Scullin, on the podcast this week. He's the brains behind that hilarious Old Milwaukee Commercial with the Swedish Bikini Team from the 90's. He is also responsible for one of the only consistently run Vortex advertisements. You'll be an advertising pro after listening to this one! 

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