Hamburgers are modeled after Victorian-era architecture, a style known for its sesame-seed-dusted roofs, flowing lettuce curtains, and meat everywhere. Feast ornately upon a well-formed feeding frenzy with today's Groupon: for $8, you get $16 worth of burgers, beers, shakes, and more at Flipside Burger & Bar.
Flipside Burger & Bar makes epicurean dreams come true by letting customers customize the contents of their menu's edible packages. Flipside adventures start with choosing a beef, chicken, or veggie patty, and optional cheese carpeting ($0.50), a project ideal for filling creativity tanks emptied after fruitless efforts to impress artists' smocks. Pile fresh-baked buns with gourmet, handcrafted condiments and tasty toppings ($0.50–$0.75) such as gorgonzola, grilled onions, coleslaw, and avocado. Freshly manicured paws can ironically curl around the Crusty burger ($7.75) or tiptoe around the hefty patty-melt burger, which features a beef patty stuffed between two grilled cheese sandwiches, topped with grilled tomato and onions ($8.25). Recovering burger addicts can also chomp on freshly cut fries ($3–$4.75), grilled hot dogs ($3.25), or crisp salads ($5.95–$7.95).
Customers can rinse down their rations with a decadent virgin or adult milkshake, such as the Victoria's Secret, a chocolate shake topped with Chambord ($9). Flat-screen TVs adorn the modern eatery's cream-and-wood-paneled walls, offering fallback amusement if blind-date conversation gets awkward or if you're asked to remove your tap shoes.
Flipside Burgers & Bar
Flipside's brand new menu showcases thousands of different burger combinations, allowing diners to mix and match six different proteins with high-end ingredients including avocado and bacon, as well as creative sauces such as chipotle or pesto mayo. This creative twist as well as Flipside's diverse menu of 16 specialty burgers earned the restaurant a Best of the Gold Coast 2013 award. Farm-fresh sirloin patties anchor a dozen specialty burgers, including the Hawaii Five-O Burger with barbecue pulled pork, bacon, and grilled pineapple and The Goat Burger, which is topped with goat cheese, sun dried tomato, caramelized onion, and honey and balsamic glaze.
Slow-cooked pulled-pork sandwiches provide a sauce-smothered alternative to Flipside's signature creations, as do herbivore-friendly salads that may be repackaged in a whole-wheat wrap. Diners can begin their meals with an array of starters such as sautéed mussels or the Flipside Nachos, with homemade chips or french fries smothered with chili, cheese, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream. Sudsy drafts caterwaul from a dulcet quartet of foam-flecked taps, spurring choreographed pours and surprise visits from Spuds McKenzie behind a triangular bar, where mixologists concoct specialty martinis and margaritas.