Catch You at The FlipSide
While driving past the Old River Shopping area, I saw a sign that said FlipSide. I did the normal thing - Googled it and then had to check it out. Hmmm, burgers.
It was a perfect summer day, so it was nice to be greeted by large doors that open to enjoy the outside. The interior is all wood and industrial materials, a lovely mix of cool and comfortable. There is an inviting bar with a plethora of draft craft beer varieties, 17 in all. The wine menu is simple but better than basic. For those looking for a burger and a shake, FlipSide does not disappoint - from The Chef’s Special (peanut butter, pretzel, chocolate), Apple or Blueberry Pie, and Date Shake ($5.50). All the shakes are thick and creamy, and clearly made with super premium ingredients.
FlipSide offers salads, sandwiches noted as “Others Between Bread” such as ahi tuna and chicken philly, but most importantly a wide selection of hard-to-choose-between burgers. Classic combos with a twist are represented like Shawn’s Burger with fried egg, bacon, provolone, flat top onions, and spicy pickles. There is the thoughtful, more exciting One Red Door Burger ($10.50) - crispy shallots, melted brie cheese, date, Applewood bacon aioli—a perfect balance of sweet and savory. My son went for the Chili Pepper Burger ($9.50) that was featured on The Cooking Channel's show, Unique Eats. He said it was spicy with just the right amount of heat.
FlipSide boasts Ohio-raised, premium grass fed beef, carefully cooked at medium/medium well for texture and taste. Brioche buns, naked (iceburg lettuce), and gluten-free buns are available. Bison, turkey, crab cake, and lamb burgers round out the burger choices, giving everyone great options.
You can’t have a burger without fries, well you can, but why would you? Onion Rings, sweet potato fries? They’ve got you covered. They cover the fries too - BBQ beef brisket and pickled jalapenos, truffle, mushroom gravy, and chili cheese ($6.50 to $9). The best part about the fries is that they are triple-cooked, crisp on the outside, soft on the inside, and crunchy on the ends. Great for toppings because the fries don’t get soggy under their yummy blanket.
On Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., FlipSide offers a brunch menu that includes Eggs Benedict (many varieties), Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Chicken & Waffles, and Brunch Burger, all priced in the $10-to-$12 range.
In a world full of burgers, FlipSide offers a wide variety of options for the traditional and adventurous, the price points are on par for the style and quality of food, and the environment is attractive and comfortable for date night, family dining, friends, or lunch. The Old River Shopping area offers some hidden gems and this cool spot will fit right in.
FlipSide is located at 19071 Old Detroit Road in Rocky River; 440-799-8888. It is open daily for lunch and dinner and has a Sunday brunch menu. For more information, visit Flipsideburger.com
Colleen Wing has a degree in Hospitality Managent and Culinary Arts. She is the owner of and baker for Cake Following, a specialty cake and dessert business. baker under the name Cake Following. Colleen and her family live in Rocky River.