A couple of weeks ago, I took Joe Hill out to celebrate his birthday. He’s transforming into an old man right in front of my eyes!
I may or may not have been using this as an excuse to try out a new restaurant.
Flip Side is the chef-driven sister restaurant of One Red Door which is located next door. They are both run by Chef Shawn Monday, his wife Tiffany and their business partner, Michael Schwartz. This particular restaurant was actually featured on the Cooking Channel’s “Unique Eats”.
That being said, these restaurants have a few items on their menu that are the same. While One Red Door is an upper scale restaurant, Flip Side is a burger place. Gourmet burgers, but burgers nonetheless. They exclusively use Ohio grass-fed beef and free-range chicken. If you didn’t know, I love restaurants that use locally sourced ingredients.
It has a very casual atmosphere, but was quite busy for a Sunday afternoon. I get the feeling that it’s always like that. It isn’t a very big establishment and actually looks like a bar version of One Red Door. There’s a lot of wood and metal. It has a farm feel.
I ended up getting one of their craft beers that was just “okay” to my tastebuds. Joe said he really liked it. I’m still developing my palate when it comes to beer so I wouldn’t really trust my judgement on what is amazing or not. It was drinkable and I’ll leave it at that.
I ended up getting the signature burger which tends to be a trend for these two restaurants. The Flip Side Burger was topped with 2yr Cheddar Cheese, Apple Wood Bacon, Charred Balsamic Vinegar, Red Onions, and House made BBQ sauce. It was quite amazing with a balance of sweet and full flavor. I may be slowly converting to the saucy side! The fries were to die for. I finished them off and wish I had another plate (If you head over to my One Red Door review, you can see a photo of the fries. I assume they’re the same).
Joe got the Green Eggs & Ham Burger. It was topped with a Fried Egg, Proscuitto, Warm Spinach, Crispy Parmesan, and Basil Mayo. I’m going to assume that it was really good because he barely stopped eating to take a breath. Before I knew it his plate was empty.
Overall, if you’re looking for a new place to try interesting burger combinations and you’re up by Hudson, Easton, or Chagrin Falls, I’d say this is a great spot to try. The customer service isn’t bad either.
49 Village Way
Hudson, OH 44236
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