Atlanta Restaurant Scene

Help The Vortex celebrate 25 years in business with specials and deals

The Vortex  has been serving up its creative burgers in Atlanta for 25 years this month, and the iconic spot wants to celebrate with you.

The restaurant -- which has locations in Little Five Points and Midtown -- is throwing a week-long party from April 17-23 featuring specials and deals on food and drinks, as well as events and giveaways. Highlights include:

  • April 15: A team of graffiti artists from Mutiny Artwrx will begin painting a commemorative 25th anniversary mural of The Vortex on the Little 5 Points Package Store
  • April 17: Vortex owners and siblings Michael, Suzanne, Hank Benoit will tape a Vortex Radio Podcast episode with guest interviewer Lucky Yates of Dad’s Garage Theatre and "Archer"
  • April 17 – 19: The Vortex will be donating 5 percent of sales during this time to benefit The Giving Kitchen, an organization that provides emergency assistance grants to Atlanta area restaurant workers facing unanticipated hardship (up to $2,500)
  • April 17 - 20: Classic Coronary Burger Special – available as a lunch special for dine-in guests (1-4 p.m.) for $4.20 (the burger is regularly $12.50)
  • April 17 – 23: Limited Edition 25th Anniversary T-shirts will be available for purchase
  • April 20: On the restaurant’s official anniversary, guests will receive a gift bag with various items such as a Vortex-branded shirt, 25th anniversary button, stickers and more
  • April 20 – 23: Guests who order the Fat Elvis Imperial Stout, or any Laughing Skull draft, will receive a free “beer can-style” pint glass.
Siblings Hank, Suzanne and Michael Benoit at the Vortex's Little Five Point location. / Contributed photo

Thirsty? Vortex collaborated with Red Brick Brewing Company fto make a limited edition peanut butter, bacon and banana imperial stout inspired by the Fat Elvis burger. A peanut butter porter, also by Red Brick, will replace the imperial stout when supplies run out.

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Not able to attend the party? Check the restaurant out on April 30 at 8 p.m.  on the Stack Attack episode of "Food Paradise" on the Travel Channel.

The Benoit siblings opened the first Vortex location at the corner of West Peachtree and 11th Street in Midtown in 1992, and opened a second location in Little Five Points -- complete with the famous 20-foot high "Laughing Skull" façade -- in 1996. The original Midtown location moved to its current space on Peachtree Avenue a little more than a year later.

438 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-688-1828 and 878 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, 404-875-1667.


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