Monday, August 9, 2010

Flip Burger - Awesome!

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!


  1. There are so many good burger places in Atlanta. I have been to Flip twice and I love it...esp the ‘Southern Burger’ (country fried beef and pimento cheese). I would have to say my favorite is Vortex's Big Blue Buffalo. I recently tried Diesel Filling Station in the Highlands and they make a pretty tasty burger. I am with you on the fries (esp shoe string), and Vortex has a fried banana cheese cake which is pretty darn good.

  2. So glad you stopped by my blog! I love yours and will be clicking that "follow" button as soon as I'm done commenting!

    I'm a picky burger girl. I don't love ground beef, so there has to be lots of cheese or other toppings on my burger. My favorite burger spot is In-n-Out. So tasty! Unfortunately, I only get to eat there about every other year because they're only out west. For my local favorite, we have a smallish chain restaurant called Stonewood Grill which makes an amazing blue cheese burger.

    I'm a french fry girl too! (Dipped in ranch. Tacky, I know.)

  3. I had to comment - Flip Burger is something I definitely miss from Atlanta! I love the shrip po-boyger too! And...the perfect ending to the meal was their Smores milkshake...I think that's what it was...with the marshmallows toasted on top. O. M. G. Seriously to die for =)

  4. I just recently went to the varsity for the first time while visiting fmaily. OMG. It doesn't look amazing, but wow. Just wow, the chili cheese dogs, the fries, the onion was all so good!