Let me start by saying that this posting has LOTS of food in it with pictures. You know my mom and dad – they are professional eaters. They get into trouble every possible way. They called a field trip this past weekend. They jumped in Albert, mom’s Smart car and off they went. There is a restaurant about 30 minutes away called The Vortex Bar and Grill in an area called Little Five Points. They say it’s awesome. First off, it’s a bar and most of the workers have tattoos and no one under the age of 18 can come into the restaurant. I guess that leaves me out since I’m just over two – snorts.
This is daddy posing outside of the entrance to the location. I know I’ve talked about this restaurant before but I’m not sure if I’ve posted pictures of the awesome food – which mom and dad say is awesome…. shuffles hooves… I wouldn’t know because someone didn’t bring me home a piggy bag.
Like I was saying, the front of the building near the entrance has the huge skull that you walk through. Scary looking huh? You can see the name of the restaurant on the side to the right of dad’s head. NOTE: Someone told mommy that it looks like daddy has rabbit ears over his head from the jaw line of the skull. Snorts – I think it does too. You?
The day that mom/dad went, there was no line. Usually the line is out the door. Inside of the location, it’s dark and cozy. Mom and dad say the inside is rather small so the tables are tight. You make friends really quick – snorts.
They started off with a Mighty Meaty Chili. This is how the menu describes the chili – menu wording not mine – just remember that :
“Made with ground sirloin, chipotle & habanero peppers and a secret combination of seasonings but no beans ’cause it’s MEATY. It’s definitely got some heat to it so please don’t order if you’re a big pussy”
Yep, that’s what it says. The picture to the left is of the cornbread that comes with the chili. Daddy says you really needed that because the chili was H.H.O.O.T.T. Thank goodness mom and dad split a bowl – snorts.
Mom and dad followed the spicy chili up with an appetizer of Cheddar Balls O’Glory. That’s what I’m talking about – cheese balls. Licks piggy lips. And of course, I’m going to tell you the wording off the menu… why? Because it’s so interesting 🙂
“A plate full of beer-battered, deep fried balls of cheddar cheese, served with jalapeno ranch dressing. These are by far the tastiest balls you’ll ever put in your mouth. You know you want some, so just bite our cheesy balls”.
Now with all of this wonderful food so far, you know the main meals have to be out of this world! And yeah, mom and dad wanted to sample a lot.
Dad ordered what they called a Meat Packer Melt –
“A sirloin patty topped with sliced turkey, ham, American, Swiss and cheddar cheese all griddled together on swirled rye bread. This is the best patty melt you have ever put in your mouth.”
Dad says this was the bomb! It was deliciously served with tater tots – one of his favorites. The last time he came here, he ordered the Double Coronary Bypass and trust me – he almost had one! He had plenty of leftovers that time. This is what it is:
“One big half pound sirloin patty topped with two fried eggs, six slices of American cheese and eight slices of bacon served between two grilled cheese sandwiches that we use in place of the regular hamburger buns.”
And mom, we can’t leave mommy out. She went grandstand too. She got the Cubano De Libertad.
“A fresh baked roll filled with slow roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, sliced pickles and spicy mustard grilled flat and drenched in Mojo sauce.”
Okay – let me add that this little oinker was not harmed in the making of mom’s lunch. See, that’s how she does me. She runs off and eats pork. Shakes my piggy head. At least she didn’t order the sandwich they call, “Three Little Pigs”… I don’t even want to know what’s on that one – Snorts.
So, that’s my wild humans. If you want to see more of the menu, look here at Vortex. It is by far great reading, mouth watering and delicious sounding. You gotta check it out if you get a chance. Happy Eats!
04/28/2014 at 1:11 am
Now that is a wonderful place and looks like they had a wonderful time.
04/28/2014 at 9:03 am
It was like a field trip for those two. They are always getting into trouble – that is for sure! XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 1:52 am
OMC Dat looks good!!!! But da entwance tu da place looks a little scawwy. Don’t know ifin meez mommy wulda evew twied it cuz hers a bit of a scawdy cat. MOL Glad dey had fun and sowwy no piggy bag. Hav a Pawsum Munday!! 🙂
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥
04/28/2014 at 9:04 am
It looks scary from the outside but the inside is glorious. Daddy was definitely in HOG heaven – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 12:08 pm
MOL Meez mommy luvs tu eat good food tu Bacon so me guesses she wuld just hav tu get ovew hers feaws and go inside. MOL Hav a Pawsum day!! 😀
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥
Molly The Wally
04/28/2014 at 4:34 am
Wow the foodables looked well yummy. LOL daddy does look like he has bunny ears. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly
04/28/2014 at 9:05 am
Yes he did. We didn’t notice that until someone pointed it out to us. It’s a hoot. Mom and dad said they can’t wait to go back. Must have been loads of fun for them. Have a great Monday! XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 5:47 am
Wow! What an amazing place!
04/28/2014 at 9:05 am
Mom and especially daddy loved it Auntie Sharon. The pictures looked so neat and mommy was telling me all about them. I think they had fun. XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 6:02 am
Gosh Bacon, that menu looks amazing AND the food your parents had looks delish! I’m wondering just how well they slept after eating all of that?!?!?! My Mom and Dad would have been up/down/up/down all night (if you get my drift).
04/28/2014 at 9:06 am
Snorticles. They went around noon and of course they didn’t have to eat the rest of the day. They definitely acted like they had a great time… leave to my humans to find trouble. XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 6:57 am
Those foods look amazing! I cannot believe they didn’t bring you some. NOT some of the pork – but the other stuff. Buzzkill.
Love and licks and I love cheese,
04/28/2014 at 9:07 am
Tell me about it Cupcake. They could have brought me home some of those cheese balls… or tater tots… or some onion rings. I really need to talk to the management of this hotel here – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 7:41 am
Did I see bacon on the menu? I guess it’s good they didn’t take you along. 😉
04/28/2014 at 9:08 am
Yes you saw bacon AND ham AND pork. Shakes piggy head. At least they don’t have this kind of behavior in front of me. XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 7:54 am
Good grief Bacon….dad does look like a playboy bunny!! bwahahah..and the foodables….I reckon I would be with Sammy on the up down ride hahaha 🙂 so nice they had a great time..everyone loves eating out…no dishes woo hooz 😉 hugs Fozziemum xxx
04/28/2014 at 9:09 am
Yep – every once in a while they want to take these field trips – leave it to them to find strange but delightful places. Daddy was very happy the rest of the day. He slept mostly on the sofa while me and mom cuddled on the sofa watching the television and talking. XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 9:13 am
Heaven bacon….simply lovely 🙂 and yep peeps find the weird places all the more fun heheheheeh 🙂 hugs Fozziemum xx
04/28/2014 at 8:16 am
My arteries clogged just looking at the glorious photos. Maybe they need to hide some broccoli in those cheese balls.
04/28/2014 at 9:10 am
Snorts. It was a once in a while kind of adventure. Mommy caved to daddy’s caveman tactics of wanting meat – something big and yummy. XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 8:58 am
my daddy would love that place 🙂
04/28/2014 at 9:11 am
Oh yes! Your daddy and my daddy could have a cavemen night and go there. It would be a blast! XOXO – Bacon
The Dancing Rider
04/28/2014 at 9:17 am
It’s great they can enjoy! Hungry now, Bacon! 🙂
04/28/2014 at 9:45 am
Snorts. I was too after looking at those pictures. I guess mom felt guilty for not brining me back a piggy bag. I got extra treats last night. Maybe they should go out like this more often – double snorts. XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 9:45 am
Oooh Bacon some of that stuff mad my tummy growl. Gotta say, that menu description is pretty priceless 🙂 Thank you again for your birthday wishes last week! xoxo
04/28/2014 at 9:49 am
You are so welcome my dear friend. I wanted to make sure it was special for you from here as well 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 11:14 am
Num nums. 😛
04/28/2014 at 12:08 pm
Yes it was – so they say – snorts. XOXO – Bacon
04/28/2014 at 2:44 pm
Wow my mouth is watering. That all looks so good. I would have to pass on that hot chili though.
04/28/2014 at 3:33 pm
Snorts – ME TOO! Mom and daddy say it was HOT. They were so glad they split a bowl. Mommy said that daddy was actually crying. That’s just too hot for this little oinker. XOXO – Bacon
04/29/2014 at 1:54 am
The chili with habanero peppers looks awesome! 🙂
04/29/2014 at 8:09 am
Not that I would know personally – snorts – but mom/dad said it was wonderful! I think they want to go back… soon. XOXO – Bacon
Three Well Beings
04/29/2014 at 1:08 pm
What a fascinating restaurant, and not for the faint of heart! I don’t think I could handle the XXX heat, but there are some members of my family that would almost be ready to drive across the country to have a sample of these specialties. I think the olives on the plate balance out any other heavier aspects of the meal–they add a little nutritional balance, so not to worry!
04/29/2014 at 1:32 pm
Exactly! It’s definitely not for the faint of heart but it’s so cool inside – not that I would know personally – snorts. Daddy said the waitresses have tat’s Shakes piggy head. I’m not sure why that intrigues him but it does. And, I guess it helps that they are “scantily clad” – mom’s words – double snorts. Food is delicious. Can you believe that nana has been and she wants to go back again? Maybe for Mother’s Day huh? I might get lucky and get a piggy bag this time. XOXO – Bacon
04/29/2014 at 7:21 pm
Hahahah, piggy bag…
04/29/2014 at 8:47 pm
Snorts. I know. The nerve huh? They gotta bring me one next time. XOXO – Bacon
04/29/2014 at 9:07 pm
Siriuslee NO piggie bag?? HHRRMMMPPPHH!!! Me purrtestz diz outrage!!!!!!!!!
Da rite-up about da cheeze ballz had us laffin n snickerin 😉
Lub ya sweetpiggieboy ❤
04/29/2014 at 11:53 pm
Snort. Me too my love. The “best balls you ever had in your mouth” kills me. Daddy says they were too. Shuffles hooves. I wish I could say first hand. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon
04/30/2014 at 11:38 am
Yow me too sweetie….maybee if ya batt yer eyelashez n shufflez yer hoovez n look eber so cute Mum will bring ya a cheeze ball…..Me wunderz what it wuud taste like too??
Miss June cuud ya give Bacon just one so he cuud tell me all about it?? PHANKZ bery much.
Let’z wait n see me sweetpiggieboy….
Lub lub lub Nylablue ❤ ❤ ❤
04/30/2014 at 11:56 am
HA! That might just work my sweet purr thing. You are so smart. I showed mom your post. She said ‘maybe’ which means more than likely. I hope they go again soon. I will give you the full break down my love. XOXO – Bacon
04/30/2014 at 1:00 pm
Me wuud lub to triez a cheeze ball butt we haz nun here…so ya cuud bee me ‘taste testur’…
Phankz Miss June fer considerin a cheeze ball fer Bacon which iz reelly fer me butt me iz so far away…Miss June ya wuud be helpin 2 sweet n deeservin 4 leggedz out 😉
Keep me posted ❤ sweetpiggieboy ❤
Lub Nylablue xxxxxxx
04/30/2014 at 1:34 pm
I will so keep you posted my sweet dear friend. Hopefully soon mommy and daddy will have another fun field trip. XOXO – Bacon
04/30/2014 at 2:02 pm
Me will purray fer a fun field trip soon fer ya Bacon 😉
Lub ❤ Nylablue ❤
05/02/2014 at 6:25 pm
Oooooh, the onion rings look awesome!
05/02/2014 at 7:20 pm
They were delicious … Well so says mommy. I didn’t get any. Stomps hooves and pouts. XOXO – Bacon