I'm one of those types of people who is heavily influenced by the media. All it takes is a quick glance at a Popeye's commercial and all of a sudden, I want to eat fried chicken. Or maybe it's a pair of shoes that I saw on another fashion blog that I just have to have. And don't even get me started on Oprah--she has the power to make me do just about anything. (Don't judge me, she is just that fabulous.)
So when I found out that Chef Richard Blais, winner of BRAVO's Top Chef All-Stars, owned a restaurant in Atlanta, you know I was all over it. If he was able to beat out other Top Chef champions from all over the country, just imagine what he's capable of creating in his own restaurant!
Things of genius, apparently. I started the night with the Nutella Milkshake + Burned Marshmallow, made with chocolate ice cream, chocolate chip cookie dough, and doused with vodka and kahlua. I mean, who does that? I tell you, it was like a milkshake on steroids!
The milkshake was so good that I almost didn't care if our burgers came out. ALMOST. Luckily, Ruben stopped me at the halfway mark so that I wouldn't spoil my dinner.
For our appetizers, we ordered the Fried B + B Pickles, as well as the Fry Side Sampler that consisted of onion rings, fries, sweet potato tots. Fried, fried, and more fried. We are truly in the South. (Not a bad thing, but I may just have a heart attack by the time I'm 30 though.)
For our main course, Ruben ordered the D'lux--beef, seared foie gras, currant-orange relish, frisee + radishes, smoked mayo, and sea salt. As for me, I got the Smaller, a burger sampler of the rBQ (beef + pulled brisket), butcher's cut (w/ bleu cheese & caramelized onions), and farmer (w/ cheddar & apple house chutney).
Every burger, regardless of its size, was decadent. Sure, they were on the small side, (including Ruben's), but because each burger was loaded with all those fixings, it filled me up a lot faster than I'd like to admit.
I can definitely see myself going back to FLIP, not necessarily for the burgers, but more for those next-to-godly milkshakes.
Have you been to FLIP Burger Boutique?