The newest restaurant at Easton, Flip Side, is a nifty, chef-driven burger joint imported from Hudson, Ohio. A burger and shake place that emphasizes local ingredients and also serves great cocktails and craft beers? Sign me up.

For my first Flip Side visit. I went for the One Red Door Burger (dubbed on the menu as "The one that started it all!"), $10. One Red Door is Flip Side's sister restaurant in Hudson. Anyway, this fantastic burger is topped with lots of melty brie, crispy shallots (kinda like onion straws) and an amazing date-applewood-bacon aioli. Like all of Flip Side's burgers, it's got seven ounces of Ohio-raised, grass-fed beef prepared medium and served on brioche sesame seed buns.

Also tried a bite of the fungi-filled Forester Burger ($9), topped with wild mushrooms, crispy fried shiitakes, caramelized onions and truffle aioli.

And for an appetizer, we got these fun Mini Kobe Beef Corn Dogs ($7 for four), served with a spicy mustard sauce and ketchup. A thick coat of sweet cornmeal batter surrounds one of the best hot dogs I've ever eaten. Definitely recommended.

I'd like to go back sometime in the evening and try one of their booze-spiked shakes -- I've got my eye on the Chef's Shake, made with chocolate and vanilla ice cream, peanut butter and pretzels, plus Jamaican dark rum.

Flip Side

3945 Easton Station, Easton