If I could go back in time I would have changed my order. What was I thinking? First thing is first. Let me give you a little background on Flip Burger Boutique. I was originally under the illusion that Richard Blais from Top Chef was the owner of Flip. I have come to find out his company is a consultant on Flip and that he is the “Creative Director”. Either way, being a fan of Richard Blais(because of Top Chef) was the draw for me here.
My friend John and I walk into Flip and it’s busy. We give our name and wait, which unfortunately gives us an opportunity to dissect the place. We’re looking around and in all honesty, if a bomb landed on this place, I don’t think anyone would be missed. Am I being too harsh? Some dude walked in with green Crocs and a red turtle neck, enough said.
We’re seated and I’m excited because I’ve heard about their Krispy Kreme Milkshakes. I order a Krispy Kreme Milkshake while John (trying to be different) orders the Nutella + Burnt Marshmallow Milkshake. The Shakes are good and when they’re served it looks like some liquid nitrogen is put into play as the cups are smoking.
John goes for what seems to be the safe bet and orders the Flip Burger. I should interject that their patties are 5.5 ounces and a mix of Hanger Steak, Brisket and Short Rib. The Flip Burger includes Onion, Lettuce, Tomato, Homemade Pickles and FLIP Sauce.
I decide to go with the Kobe Burger with American Kobe beef, seared Foie Gras (it’s Duck Liver in case you didn’t know), shaved Truffles (rare Mushroom), B&B Pickles and Red Wine Syrup. I figured I’ve seen enough Foie Gras on Top Chef and No Reservations (Anthony Bourdain’s show not the horrible movie) to be convinced I must try this. John takes a bite of his and doesn’t like it. So I dig in literally, my burger taste like a mummy from an excavation. Me no likey.
John take another bite and says he’s done. He’s not eating anymore. I take the bun off and take a look at my Burger once again before biting in a second time. Wow, this is probably the worst thing I have ever tasted. I’m not lying. I repeat, not worst burger, but worst tasting food ever placed in my mouth. I try John’s Burger and I don’t like it either. The Fries and Onion Rings were Awesome.
I take off the top bun one last time and look down at my burger and I just can’t do it. I can’t bring myself to take another bite. John asks for the bill and we leave. On the car drive out of there, he tells me that every time I lifted my top bun, he felt the horrible smell slap him in the face. I wish someone had slapped me in the face when I decided to order that.
Flip Burger Boutique
1587 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, GA 30318