After impressing Top Chef: Chicago judges with his fauxhawk, liquid nitrogen tank and unusual combinations, Richard Blais is now back in Atlanta, putting Blaisian touches on house-ground beef patties and grill-toasted buns at Flip, his upscale burger joint in booming West Midtown. The burgers draw long lines at all hours, as much for the meat as for sides like sweet potato tater tots with blue cheese foam and the drinks: liquid nitrogen pistachio milkshakes; a “cream soda” of vanilla Cognac, vanilla liqueur, cream and ginger ale; and a rye Manhattan given a twist with smoky, caramelized cherries. Best of all, everything on the menu is under $10.
1587 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, Georgia
This story appears in the print issue of June 2009.
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