Omnivore - Mills and Blais FLIP into action

Barry Mills and Richard Blais introduce new burger hotspot, FLIP.

Goodbye Big Mac, hello

Restaurant industry veteran, Barry Mills teams up with Richard Blais (former chef of HOME and "Top Chef: Chicago" contestant) at Atlanta's new "burger boutique," FLIP. As creative director, Blais's modernized burger menu is chocked full of unique twists on the American classic, creating sandwiches that can only be described as elegance on a bun. Here's a sneak peak at a few of Blais's featured burgers:

Po "boyger" with grilled shrimp, fried lemon and spicy tartar sauce

Lamb burger with green olive relish and raisin ketchup on a rosemary bun

Kobe burger, utilizing fresh beef from Japan, dressed with herbal butter, red onion marmalade and blue cheese.

The burgers are made tiny in hopes of encouraging diners to sample more than just one. And there's even a MILKSHAKE BAR. Check out these milkshake flavors: Krispy Kreme, Peach and White Chocolate, and Sweet Tea?!

For the restaurant, Mills envisioned an ultra-hip space that "doesn't take itself too seriously," and enlisted design firm ai3, Inc. to deliver. FLIP is slated to open in late November.

FLIP is located on the west side of Atlanta at 1587 Howell Mill Road. Open for lunch and dinner Sun.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., and Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m. www.flipburgerboutique.com.

Read what http://richardblaisblog.blogspot.com/2008/10/30000-feet-and-climbing.htmlBlais has to say about FLIP on his blogsite.

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