We’ve been fans of Flip N Patties since 2012. So much that we created a song for the Filipino food truck when it was featured on an episode of Eat Street for the Cooking Channel back in 2013! Yes, our talents stretch far beyond the confines of a laptop.
This exciting venture may not have happened had it not been “in the cards”. Looking back to earlier this year, the evening of the Pacquiao vs. Bradley fight, Lincoln Bar was all set to offer a special menu to their boxing fans. After not one but two of their options fell through, a last minute connect with Flip N Patties was all it took.
Lincoln Bar owners Roveen “Ro” Abante, Johnny Jopio, and Diko Jopio along with Flip N Patties owners Michael Jante and Don Jante have been discussing the details of this partnership since May. The agreement is pretty simple – Flip N Patties will do their thing in the kitchen and Lincoln Bar will do the same for the bar.
As for the menu, you will be able to order a majority of the items that are available on the food truck but since their menu is built mainly for a dinner crowd, they are expanding the offering to include a few additional items more suitable for bar patrons. Expect “4 to 5 new items that will be perfect for sharing like nachos infused with Filipino flavors”, says Michael.
Their Flip N Patties burgers, juicy Akashi beef sandwiched between homemade steam buns, will be joined by Flip N Fries, a pile of hand cut and double fried goodness topped with your choice of beef, pork, or chicken – Filipino street food style of course. You’ll also find Ghost Pickle Spears, Garlic Toasted Rice Plates, 16th Prez Tacos, Flip Rolls, Washington Wings, and even a salad for good measure.
Considering that no one knew about the soft opening, there was a steady crowd at Lincoln Bar last night. They are planning to stay in the soft opening phase for another 2-3 weeks as they work out the kinks. The grand opening is coming soon and will coincide with the anniversary of both Lincoln Bar (one year) and Flip N Patties (four years). We’ll throw out July 12th but don’t hold us to this as it may change.
So what does this mean for the food truck? Good question. The truck will continue with its current schedule so lucky for all of us, there is no change there. They also have a very successful relationship with the University of Houston so that will remain too. But there is more exciting news on the horizon. Is this practice for something bigger? Would a brick and mortar of Flip N Patties be coming to H-Town? You guessed it! While the details are still being ironed out, we may be ordering our favorite Chicken Pu Pu from the new restaurant by the end of this year.
Check out Flip and Patties at Lincoln Bar anytime during the bar hours. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. and on the weekends starting at 12 p.m. The kitchen will remain open until 10 p.m. or so each night and may go until midnight on some occasions. Unlike a traditional popup, they will be hanging out in the kitchen there for a while so drop by and tell them the Urban Swank Girls sent you!
And don’t miss out on Lincoln Bar’s weekday happy hour from 4-8 p.m. This is a great way to sample the new menu and to get your drink on when it’s easy on the wallet! Check out the menu attached.