Destination ATL: Flip Burger Boutique07.13.10   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Toshi Jones
Tags: Atlanta, Burgers, Flip, food, Richard Blais
Self described as “fine dining between two buns,” Atlanta’s Flip Burger Boutique rivals L.A.’s best luxury burger joints. Owner and chef Richard Blais, of Top Chef fame (runner up Season 4), has fine tuned an imaginative menu that peaks curiosity while keeping the faint of heart at bay. Charles Barkley famously drank their foie gras milk shake, just one of Blaises wild creations. All shock value aside Flip delivers an exciting dining experience without the pretense of high end eateries. It’s atmosphere, one part nightlife two parts street chic, is inviting. It’s staff, attractive indie-noir types come through with true southern hospitality. It’s clientele indiscriminate, Saturday night brought a dinner rush that stretched out the door, but no one seemed to mind. Fashionable groups of twenty somethings mingled with families and baby boomers, all eager to get a taste of the best burger Atlanta has to offer.
Because we live in Los Angeles we immediately discussed how this meal compared to the likes of Umami Burger and other L.A. burger legends. Flip not only competes with L.A.’s best, it offers an environment where one could show up unannounced with two young children, which we did, and they never bat an eye maintaining top level service at an incredibly reasonable price. Dinner for three adults and a child with desert (shared) got us out the door for under $85.