Flip Burger Boutique (2nd Bite)Jessica | April 29, 2009
To celebrate finishing finals and prepare for this weekend’s graduation, we visited FLIP again for lunch. I usually wouldn’t make a second post about a restaurant, but since I tried something different and their burgers are so cool, I had to make an entry. We sat at the “chef’s bar” so we could see all the action in the back and got views of more of the burgers they make. I’d love to try all of them at some point!
The menu has changed a little since we last visited, and they are now offering a $12 combo of FLIP Burger, fries, and a milkshake. Pretty sweet. This time though, I had the Chorizo burger (spicy pork sausage, romesco ketchup, hash browns, fried egg, manchego cheese, smoked mayo) and vodka-battered onion rings.
Mario caught me mean-mugging, but I actually really liked my meal. The chorizo patty was really tasty, and the fried egg was an interesting topping. It may be that I just don’t know how to eat fried eggs properly, but I ended up with yolk all over my plate–kind of a downer. I did like the taste of the egg that remained on my burger though. The hash browns were lost under all the other toppings and I only noticed they were there when a few chunks slid off the burger. The onion rings were tempura’d and were really light and crunchy. I’ve seen some reviews saying that they were too greasy (as my sweet potato tots were last time), but either they’ve fixed that problem or I had a really good batch because they weren’t greasy at all. They were only seasoned with salt and parsley, and I could have used a spicy kick either in the dipping sauce or on the rings themselves (my favorite, Tony Chachere’s, comes to mind).
Surprisingly, both Mario and I were full after our lunch excursion, which we hadn’t been after our first visit. Bigger buns or burgers maybe?