A new burger joint is coming to Baltimore—Elevation Burger (655 Aliceanna St., Harbor East, near the Marriott Courtyard, elevationburger.com). But this won’t be your typical fast-food hamburger. Elevation Burger is all about healthy ingredients. It cooks its french fries, made fresh, in olive oil, offers two kinds of veggie burgers, and uses only 100 percent organic, grass-fed, free-range meat. Burgers will cost from $3.39-5.99.
Alex Smith, grandson of baking magnate John Paterakis Sr., is responsible for bringing the concept here. "There’s not many places where you can get in and out quick," says Alex, who lives in the area. "It will be a nice addition to the neighborhood."
Elevation Burger, a rapidly expanding Virginia-based chain since it opened in 2005, has plans for 24 restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic region. Smith, who owns and operates a Häagen-Dazs store in Harbor East, is also looking to expand the burger restaurant to Towson, Pikesville, or Owings Mills. He plans to open the Harbor East Elevation Burger by the end of November.