Article and photography by Melissa Tran
Flip Burger isn’t just any burger joint – Their philosophy is to take your typical burger and “flip” it into a culinary experience. Recently, I attended a media event that was held at their Howell Mill location. With 4 locations in total and 2 of them being in Atlanta, they’ve revamped their menu with some new food items.
The atmosphere is modern and sleek and the staff was incredibly friendly. I was greeted by the bartender right when I sat down where I ordered the Hula Dancer cocktail that contained pineapple infused vodka, vanilla rum and pineapple. This is the perfect summer and fruity drink you’re looking for.
Next up, were a variety of burgers including angus and Japanese Kobe beef, battered fish, and braised pork belly awaited us. The menu also included plantain chips and Vietnamese chicken wings.
One of my favorites at Flip Burger was the A5 (pictured below) , named so because of the Japanese Kobe beef that is grade A5 – the highest quality meat. In addition, it had smoked gouda, bacon jam, swiss chard, smoked mayo and a quail egg. The combination of smoky flavors from the gouda, sweet bacon jam, and beef was delicious.
Another beef burger at Flip Burger you must try is made of angus beef, fresh mozzarella, heirloom tomato, basil pesto, balsamic reduction and basil. I was really surprised at how flavorful and juicy this burger was. Also, the light components of the tomato, mozzarella, and basil really complimented the heaviness from the beef and bun.
Pictured at the top is the Flip Burger’s Pork Belly Burger: Angus beef topped with braised pork belly, teriyaki sauce, brussels kimchi, and lotus root. The perfect choice if you love Asian flavors. Don’t do meat? Not to worry. Get the fish burger. This burger contains buttermilk battered sweet Caribbean butterfish and mango salsa. What really stood out was the mango salsa. It was sweet, soft, and complimented the fish extremely well.
Wing lovers, rejoice! These wings at Flip Burger were glazed with tamari, garlic, sambari, cilantro, and honey along with a kimchi brussels. The presentation was nice and they had an interesting and tasteful kick on asian chicken wings!
My meal at FLIP Burger was complimenetary, however the opinions expressed are my own.