Review: Flip Burger Boutique
At a time when restaurants are struggling, when many people's dining budgets are severely curtailed, it's quite a feat to be the guy who's drawing a two hour wait on a Monday night.
At a time when restaurants are struggling, when many peoples dining budgets are severely curtailed, its quite a feat to be the guy whos drawing a two-hour wait on a Monday night.
That guy is Richard Blais, molecular gastronomist, reality TV star, inventor of the foie gras milkshake, and now, purveyor of hamburgers so pedigreed they require a “boutique” to sell them.
Flip Burger Boutique is Blais first project since leaving Tom Catheralls Home, where he stopped by for a while after almost winning Bravos “Top Chef.” Theres a vast difference between Home's forced nature and boring Buckhead sensibility and Flip's freewheeling nuttiness. Located on a congested strip of Howell Mill Road between tire shops and used car lots, Flips clean modern lines and playful aesthetic are apparent before you even turn into the parking lot. Once inside, its obvious that fun is the objective.