Chef-driven burger and beer restaurant Flip Side opened Tuesday at Liberty Center, the retail and office complex in Liberty Twp., marking the Cleveland-area based food chain’s sixth Ohio location and first in the Greater Cincinnati market, said co-founder Shawn Monday.
About eight staff members from Cleveland are in Butler County this week to help train the 40 or so new workers hired to open the Liberty Center restaurant located at 7622 Blake Street, Monday said.
“We want to make a great impression,” he said.
Monday, his wife and co-founder Tiffany Monday, and business partner Michael Schwartz partnered to start the restaurant business about five years ago.
The gourmet burger restaurant, previously featured on the Cooking Channel show “Unique Eats,” focuses on locally-sourced ingredients and homemade dishes. Not a beef-eater? Flip Side also features milkshakes, salads, sides, and other sandwiches such as chicken, fish, lamb, bison and veggie options, Monday said.
Additionally, there are as many as 60 craft beers for diners to choose from at a given time. That includes about 20 beers such as Rivertown Brewing of Lockland on tap and more bottle selections, said General Manager Donnie Hinken. Flip Side also serves craft cocktails and its liquor options have an Ohio spin such as the drink called Ohio Mule made with Dayton-based Buckeye Vodka, Hinken said.
Some of Monday’s and Hinken’s menu favorites are the namesake Shawn’s Burger topped with fried egg, bacon and spicy pickles; The Californian Turkey burger with sprouts; and a new menu item of spinach salad with bacon, wild mushrooms and an egg with yolk, they said.
Reach the restaurant at 513-777-6328.
The approximately $350 million Liberty Center development first opened in October at the intersection of Ohio 129, Liberty Way and Interstate 75. Anchor tenants include department store Dillard’s, the Tristate’s largest Dick’s Sporting Goods store and movie theaters CineBistro and Cobb Liberty Luxury 15.
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