Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Flip Burger

I finally got out to check out one of our newest buzzed about restaurants here in Birmingham called Flip Burger. This is Flip's second location, after much success with their first restaurant in Atlanta. Flip's menu was conceived by none other than Richard Blais, the very talented Top Chef contestant from Bravo's hit TV show that came in second place a few seasons ago (he my opinion...should have won). Stepping into the restaurant, it's easy to see that this isn't your average burger joint! The decor, as well as the crowd is very mod, the indie music is cranked up, and the staff proudly show off their piercings and tattoos. The menu items are simple in theme (think burgers, fries and milkshakes) but further inspection reveals the interesting twists that keep people talking...such as the venison burger with gooseberry relish, brie, toasted pecans and mushroom jam...the panko and parmesan zucchini fries...or the almost instantly famous Krispy Kreme liquid nitrogen milkshake. Everything we ordered at our table was mouth-watering in presentation and taste, and I have a feeling that it won't take long for more Flip's to start sprouting up around the country.

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