Most of Atlanta locals' favorite restaurants have closed their doors to keep their employees and customers safe. With many of these spots being in Little Five Points, this trendy area has been a ghost town - until today. After being completely closed for nearly a month, The Vortex in Atlanta is re-opening their grills for a limited takeout menu of all their best dishes.
Owner of The Vortex Michael Benoit shared with What Now Atlanta, “While we can’t logistically offer our entire menu at this time, we have created a limited take-out menu of some of our most popular items, which we have posted on our website."
Both locations of The Vortex (L5P and Midtown) have remained closed since Wednesday, April 1. Starting today, Monday, April 20, the L5P location will open for takeout only.
Today also happens to be the restaurant's 28th anniversary as well, so there’s even more celebration to be had.
The Vortex is known for its Quadruple Coronary Bypass Burger meal (that only two people have ever finished). This option isn't on their limited menu, but there are other famously messy options like the Classic Bypass Burger, Lone Star Tex Melt and Fried Mac and Cheese.
Thanks to the shelter-in-place order, the popular eatery is able to sell alcohol to go. There's also a 50% discount on all beer, which is a steal.
The restaurant chose to only open the L5P location because of the abundance of free parking.
This makes social distancing easier than it would be the smaller parking lot at the Midtown location.
Customers can call in their order or go to the restaurant where someone will take their order in person.
The Vortex will be open everyday from 1:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Grabbing a burger and half-price beer sounds like the best idea for springtime nostalgia of Atlanta.