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Restaurant Review: Flips Patio Grill

Fried pickles and creamy hummus are part of this upscale bar-food menu.

The menu at Flips is lengthy, and the pages of different selections offer a broad spectrum of bar-style dining with an upscale twist. There are appetizers that range from fried pickles (yes!) and boneless chicken wings to creamy hummus and Flips’ Fireballs, hand-battered chicken topped with marinara and Alfredo sauce covered with melted mozzarella and topped with a basil pesto sauce. Of course, there are burgers—great burgers made with house-ground chuck beef (and ground turkey) served on freshly baked buns. The kitchen turns out a nice chicken-fried steak smothered in peppery cream gravy, and the cherry fried pie served with a big scoop of Blue Bell ice cream is sure to put you in a food coma. There are too many big (huge!) screen TVs to count, which is great if you’re looking for a place to get out of the house and watch a game. However, game or no game, I would drive to Flips just for the French dip sandwich ($8!). Juicy marinated rib-eye is sliced thin and piled high on a house-baked sourdough roll and topped with melted smoked provolone and sautéed onions. The meat is so moist you really don’t need to dip it in the accompanying au jus, but, hey, why not go with too much of a good thing?

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