Elevation Burger Coming to Coral Springs, Grand Openings in Hollywood

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• Who says the hamburger has to be the symbol of American junk food? Not Hans Hess, founder of Arlington, VA based chain, Elevation Burger. The recently franchised burger hut pays much credence to its slogan, "Ingredients Matter," building its double-meat patties out of 100% organic, free-range, grass-fed beef. The company also promises all its ingredients -- including toppings like caramelized onions and hot pepper relish -- are fully sustainable, and local when possible. There's even a burger called the "Vertigo" that allows you to stack up to 10 patties on one bun (that can't be sustainable... for my belly). Elevation has quickly expanded since opening its first location in 2005; the one and only South Florida venue is currently in the works and will go into the old Baja Fresh spot in the Walk in Coral Springs. It's slated to open in January.

• The Rainbo Cafe has been a longtime Hollywood landmark since the 1930s, immortalized in films like Cape Fear.

In recent years, the family diner began to decline, but new owner Jim

Fantasia (of Fantasia's of Boston and the Riverside Hotel) has given

the joint a bit of an overhaul. In addition to the classic diner

formula of hearty, homecooked breakfast, lunch, and dinners, Fantasia

this month opened the Grille Room at the Rainbo Cafe, an upscale

addition to the eatery that will open for business Wednesdays through

Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. Expect stuff you won't find in your average

diner, like lobster cheesecake, Chilean sea bass, and all manner of

"crusted" entrees (potato-crusted salmon, pistachio crusted rack of

lamb, pepper-crusted tuna). Just don't call it "crusty."

• Though it's been open a few months now, Mediterranean-inspired tapas

shack Satoro Restaurant and Lounge is having a grand opening bash on

November 10 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Come down and nosh on hors d'oeuvres

and wash 'em down with signature Satoro martinis as City of Hollywood

officials cut the ribbon (Who! Who doesn't want to cut the ribbon?!). Find Satoro at 2050 Hollywood Boulevard.

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