by Raymundo Rodabaugh on
We planned to meet some friends from out of town in the downstairs lounge. I was carded to get into the restaurant upstairs then again by the rude bouncers downstairs - which I thought was excessive but no big deal. The female bouncer barked at me how I needed to check my jacket which was folded in my purse - they go through your bag and pat you down like a potential terrorist on an international flight. When I started to pull the jacket out to check and to get to my wallet to show my id - both bouncers got in my face telling me to stop! and yelling "what am I doing!?" wtf? really - is that necessary? you wanted my id I am attempting to give it to you. You told me to check my jacket I am taking it out so I can do that. My boyfriend and I took one look at each other, shrugged our shoulders, turned and walked out. We will not go back - and recommend the same to others. There are better places with much nicer people who don't power trip over the patrons who pay their salary...ex: 675 bar in the meatpacking district has the nicest person working the door. No reason to be treated like dirt just to have a drink...that's what your corp job is for:)
by Ivory Sandavol on
So, I acquiesced and went to Flip for lunch today. I must say, despite the HORRIFIC traffic on Howell Mill (which I avoid more than a screaming baby, a drunk girl or an episode of Pushing Daisies), it was well worth it. First, the place is light, bright and inviting. We sat at the main bar on comfy stools (although, would a back be too much to ask?!?!) with fun framed hi-def TVs to watch. It's mod, colorful and hip - just as you'd expect. I love the three big cushy booths and hope to gather with a group of close friend in one soon. The female bartender/server was fairly attentive, but the male seemed like he couldn't have cared less we were there. He was far too busy counting his money, sucking in his cheeks and thinking "Don't I have the most beautiful blue eyes you've ever seen?" Well, he did, but that's beside the point. We were the first ones there at 11:30 and ordered almost immediately. It took close to 17 minutes for our burgers to come out which, I'll grant you, isn't a long time, but still - it's lunch and we were the first orders in. I'll over look that. I decided to start with the benchmark - a regular Flip burger. I asked for it rare, but they said all the burgers come out the same temperature - medium. I was thrilled to discover their idea of medium is RARE, but if you're not in to that, you better speak up. It was juicy, seasoned perfectly and the bun actually added to the overall taste. It came with what all burgers should: tomato, lettuce, pickles, onion and a little squirt of ketchup - perfect. I look forward to trying the more adventurous versions now. I also ordered a side of vodka-battered onion rings (???) which were wonderfully flavorful if not a tad bit dense. They're not light and fluffy, but they sure do deliver on taste. It doesn't hurt they were served with what was possibly THE most delicious honey-mustard sauce I've ever had. And I'm glad there were only 5 of them in the order - trust me, it's more than enough. It was also very affordable - my burger was $6.50 and the rings were $4. I got out of there for under $15 bucks with tip - something I'm sure Atlantas will appreciate now-a-days. On a side note, remember when they said Atlanta was recession-proof? Ah, good times, good times. Overall, I'm Flippin' out! A Flippin' success. Catch you on the Flip side. I'll stop with that now - sorry.