It appears the beloved Filipino food truck, Flip ‘n Patties, threw open the doors to its new brick-and-mortar the Friday before Christmas, just two months after Eater reported on the planned expansion.
Flip ‘n Patties’ Facebook page shows the restaurant at 1809 Eldridge Pkwy was in the full throes of a soft opening during the week of Christmas. Posts include a Christmas message with a photo its kitchen line staff, and another that thanked people for stopping by the new location on opening day, Dec. 22.
The new brick-and-mortar features plentiful booth and table seating and superhero-inspired mural art with characters that look a lot like the cartoons on the Flip ‘n Patties truck. A photo of the new menu teases “heaven in your mouth” dishes including a chicken pupu garlic rice plate topped with furikake and finished with sweet chili sauce, and the Jeepney burger with longanisa (Filipino sausage), fried egg, and banana ketchup aioli.
The brand new space was a hard-fought battle by the owners of the popular Filipino burger truck. They were robbed at gunpoint in early December, Eater reported, in an incident that cost them a “substantial” amount of cash. The ordeal led them to set up a GoFundMe account with the hopes of raising $25,000 toward the restaurant’s brick-and-mortar location. On opening day, the crowdfunding effort had raised a little over $3,000.
Flip ‘n Patties is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 1809 Eldridge Pkwy.