100 episodes

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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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.

    Vortex Radio Ep128 - Puppetry Arts

    Vortex Radio Ep128 - Puppetry Arts

    Jon Ludwig is the artistic director at Atlanta's own Center for Puppetry Arts. Located in Midtown, not far from The Vortex, The Center has been a unique cultural treasure since it opened in 1978; a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. Joining Jon and hosting this episode is fellow puppeteer, Lucky Yates. Some interesting characters stop by as well so listen in!

    • 48 min
    Vortex Radio Ep127 - Controversially Peachy

    Vortex Radio Ep127 - Controversially Peachy

    This is one peachy episode! We're joined by Yuri Kato, the founder of Fruitland Augusta Vodka. Made from Georgia peaches, her Peach Vodka and Peach Tea Vodka are some of the tastiest spirits we've brought to our lips. Hank, VBC, Matty and Kelsey are also on this one so listen in! 

    • 53 min
    Vortex Radio Ep126 - The Love Truncheon

    Vortex Radio Ep126 - The Love Truncheon

    On this special episode of Vortex Radio, Hank Benoit is the host! Joining him is the ever-faithful Vortex Baby Colin and three of Hank's buds from The Love Truncheon. What's a love truncheon? You'll have to listen to find out. I'll give you a hint though, it involves golf and a lot of booze.

    • 51 min
    Vortex Radio Ep 125 - Humongous Chow

    Vortex Radio Ep 125 - Humongous Chow

    This week we have the host of the Food Network's Ginormous Food and Stand-Up Comedian, Josh Denny. He's in town filming for the show and was gracious enough to come by and record with us. He has his own podcast as well! Check it out at March of the Pigs.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Vortex Radio Ep124 - Eric Johnson

    Vortex Radio Ep124 - Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson is one of the Co-Founders and the Brewmaster for Wild Heaven Beer, a seven-year-old brewery located in Avondale Estates, Georgia. He's joined by their Director of Sales/ 5 time Vortex Radio guest Sarah Young. Listen in to learn about their latest offerings and Eric's diverse career. Oh Hank is also on this one and the whiskey was flowin’!

    • 57 min
    Vortex Radio Ep123 - The Mayor of Cumming

    Vortex Radio Ep123 - The Mayor of Cumming

    Lucky, Michael, Rebecca and VBC dive into some deep conversations on this one folks! You'll hear about Rebecca's exciting past, Lucky Yates' hidden talent for Native American art and his secret desire to be mayor of the town of Cumming, GA. Listen in!

    • 1 hr 7 min

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