On Saturday I had a FABULOUS hamburger at Flip Burger Boutique. Richard Blais (from Top Chef) has opened this trendy location on Atlanta’s up and coming West Side and I LOVE it! And apparently there is also a new location in Birgmingham, AL and others in the works. All of their beef burgers are made with 100% grass-fed beef, and considering how well known Richard is all the prices are totally affordable. I love that they feature beef burgers along with “alternative” ones i.e. crab, shrimp, chorizo, etc. On Saturday I had the butcher’s cut which is a beef burger topped with caramelized onion, blue cheese, red wine jam, and frisee pickled shallots. It was perfect; the wine jam was to die for and there was just the perfect amount of blue cheese to add flavor, but not overpower everything else. My sister had the po boyger which was made with pan fried shrimp and it was surprisingly good. She shares my love for a good burger, and although she was excited about her adventurous choice she was a little scared she might miss the beef. Luckily, she was pleasantly surprised at how much she loved it. The bf had the Southern burger which is basically a country fried steak topped with pimento cheese - to die for! Along with the burgers Flip has great appetizers and milk shakes. I highly recommend starting with the fried pickles and parmesan zucchini fries and finishing with a rice krispy milkshake! If you haven’t tried this place I really encourage you to do so. For dinner try going really early or really late to avoid the crowd, or on the weekend go for a late, like 2:30pm, lunch and you will really minimize your time spent in the lobby!
Flip has become my new favorite trendy burger place, but when I want a traditional hamburger with greasy fries and a fried apple pie I go to The Varsity! These two burger joints are on totally different ends of the burger spectrum, but I love them both. What are your favorite burger spots? I am a French fry girl 100%! Do you choose fries or rings as your burger compliment? What is your favorite dessert to cap off your meal? I would love to hear about your burger passions!