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#RoadTrip12: Moving on from Atlanta
The Atlanta leg of our trip is over and I have great news.
I have found one of the best burgers in the entire country. I know that’s a big statement, but a serious burger calls for serious praise. On Thursday, Alex and I (and two other friends) ventured over to The Vortex in Little 5 Points for some good food and fellowship.
The atmosphere was interesting to say the least, but it matched the character of the neighborhood (very raw and artsy, but eclectic). We were presented with a lengthy menu of burgers and other dive bar staples, but it was the special that caught my eye–––a burger with pepper jack cheese, deep-fried jalapeños, guacamole, and a spicy mayo (in addition to the usual tomato, lettuce, etc.).
Typically, I’m not one to venture out when it comes to a hamburger (why mess with a good thing?), but I have a singular response:
It’s tough to put into words, but this burger was everything I had hoped it would be and more: a juicy burger with a kick that was just right. If you’re looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat, head over to The Vortex (they have a location in Midtown besides Little 5 Points).
Overall, our 2+ days in ATL were great. Besides the fact that Atlanta is just a fun city by itself, we had a great time venturing to places old and new.
On Thursday morning, we made our way to the popular Octane Coffee in Midtown West. Alex had a chai latte and I had a tea that couldn’t pronounce, all while we rubbed elbows with the hippest of hipsters. Following that, we headed over to the World of Coca-Cola and met up with some West Palm Beach friends that happened to be in town as well.
It’s possible that I found it more entertaining because I’ve never been, but I thought the World of Coke was great. It might’ve also been my caffeinated buzz from the Coca-Cola tasting room, but I can’t tell. Here’s what I do know, though: Coca-Cola tastes better when they tell you that you’re the secret ingredient… and when they give you glass-bottled Cokes at the end.
On Friday, we continued our galavanting in the Buckhead area, visiting the Lenox Square Mall, a three-story Dick’s Sporting Goods, and the beautiful traffic on 400 North.
Alex and I are currently en route to Memphis via Birmingham and Tupelo, Mississippi. We’ll be there by early afternoon… and you know you can expect a “Walking in Memphis” post soon.
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About Jayson SchmidtFounder of the Quarterlife movement. Building an empire for the glory of God and living my dream to make the name of Jesus famous. Get at me on Twitter (@JaysonSchmidt).
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––1 Thessalonians 5:21 (ESV)