Flip Side

Last night I had the pleasure of joining my friend Aileen for dinner in the lovely town of Hudson, Ohio. Hudson is like the ritzy Akron suburb- very quaint, very trendy while looking historic, and more upscale than other Akron suburbs. I’m quite enamored with it.

What I’m more enamored with, however, is the burger joint called Flip Side.

As soon as I walked in, I knew I loved this place. It’s perfectly small enough to feel cozy but has enough seating to accomadate a larger party. And, as if the atmosphere and extensive craft beer list weren’t enough, they specialize in Ohio raised grass fed beef and organic chicken. Hello, match-made-in-heaven 🙂

Aileen and I started off with the mini corn dogs- a perennial favorite of ours when we dine out together. These were perhaps the most delicious minis I have ever eaten. Considering most come from a box and are thrown in the deep fryer, it’s not a hard status to reach, but they were my favorite nonetheless.

The mustard was really great too- nice & grainy!

As I said, the beers and mini corn dogs really won me over, but the cheeseburger stole my heart.

You guys know I gave up beef burgers awhile back for basically moral reasons- eating cheap beef just didn’t feel right anymore. However, I am not a vegetarian (yet) and I still love burgers. So, when Aileen said she knew of a great place with grass fed beef, I was in. It was so worth the splurge. I really think grass-fed, finished beef tastes infinitely better than cheap, factory farmed beef- and, I didn’t feel bad for supporting terrible agricultural practices after I ate it 🙂

I got the “say cheese” (I think) with you guessed it… pepperjack.

Honestly, I think this was the best burger I have ever eaten. Served up with fries, this was the perfect meal and I wish I had it again tonight!

Catching up with a great friend with a cold beer, some fried food, and a burger- what more could you ask for in life? 🙂

This week has been absolutely ridiculous. I am SO GLAD we have a long weekend ahead! We’re heading to Buffalo/Niagra Falls tomorrow for the weekend. Schock has the marathon & I have the half on Sunday- wish us luck!

I think I’ll be leaving my laptop behind so I can actually relax and disconnect, but I’ll be back with a full race recap & some fun Niagra photos on Monday 🙂

Hope you all have a fab weekend 😀

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