The Kind Pie, but not for the pizza. Those sandwiches were perfect at either 1PM or 1AM. I keep hoping that the fresh bread, meats, and pesto will return.
I'll try to be a little more constructive in my comments....
I greatly appreciate the articles insights. I don't have to agree with Blais's point of view to understand it. As someone who avoids chain restaurants like the plague, it is hard to draw the line between mimiking creativity, following trends, and just becoming cliche. Despite the mass openings of "creative" burger joints in this city, Flip has remained unique. Although it may not be everyones taste, it does have its niche, which attracts valuable customers. For a business that is looking to open up spots across the country, the hard work Blais has put into creating his own menu is important in maintaining his Auteurship and signature. Van Gogh was not the only impressionist, but clearly stands apart from Monet even to an untrained eye. I doubt Blais is upset at the opening of Farmburger or Yeah! Burger (Or even Grindhouse for that matter). Just don't bring his work to a photocopier... I don't work in a restaurant, but I work hard to find unique ones. Even the best restaurants are only interesting if they remain unique. I would tire of Bachanalia if there was one on every corner (assuming I could afford to eat there as often as I would like). Blais, I appreciate your insight. I'm sorry those who disagree couldn't find a more appropriate way to share their opinions.
I thought I was the only one to sugar the cruller. I miss the old atmosphere, but not every great find can be a hole in the wall. Like other places on Buford Hwy, a great bang for the buck.
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