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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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Mar 28, 2016

We have Red Brick Brewing Company's Brewmaster and President, Garett Lockhart, and Sales Manager, Jason Topping, on Vortex Radio this week. We've always been big fans of their beer. We serve their delicious Laughing Skull beer at both of our Vortex locations and have for some time. If you haven't cracked open a skull with one of our juicy burgers, you haven't lived! Pour yourself a cold brew and tune in to this tasty podcast. 

Mar 21, 2016

This week, we have Mike Jakob on Vortex Radio! Mike owns the Castleberry Hill bar, Elliot Street Pub, with his brother, Pete. Elliot Street Pub is a tiny bar with an interesting past and present; clashes with the city government, free-form jazz in the basement, and iron pours in the empty lot next door. They are coming up on their tenth year anniversary in April! The City Council is even declaring that date as official annual Elliot Street Pub day.

Mar 14, 2016

This week on Vortex Radio, we have Jeff Merback. He’s the owner of the sister bar of The Vortex, The Highlander. It opened up two weeks before The Vortex back in 1992 and was the go-to hang out for our servers after they got off of work. Listen in to hear what it's like to run a smoky punk rock dive bar for almost 24 years, which is half of Jeff's life! You don't want to miss this one. 

Mar 7, 2016

This week on Vortex Radio, we have former Vortex Server and Manager, Laura Merback! Want to hear some great stories from 20 years ago when The Vortex was just getting its start? Then tune in! From regulars fighting down the stairs, The interesting drink preference of the Nigerian track team, and even Hank hitting the town in extra small dolphin shorts; this podcast has it all! 

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