MP doesn’t usually take the kids to fast food restaurants (with the exception of an occasional soft serve or juice box on the road) but she’s not opposed to a good hamburger. That’s why South Portland’s newest restaurant, Elevation Burger, caught her eye. Local dads and business partners Mark Caron and Chris DiMillo decided to open the franchise due in part to the company’s commitment to quality ingredients.
All Elevation Burgers are made from certified organic, grass-fed, free-range beef. The tempting, fresh-cut fries are cooked in olive oil. Grilled cheese, made with 6-month aged cheddar, and two kinds of veggie burgers are also on the menu. Parents will appreciate the healthy options for kids, including organic, white milk and Mandarin oranges.
The restaurant also supports local businesses (love that). Visitors will find a cooler stocked with handcrafted beverages from Maine Root.
Of course, it’s hard to visit Elevation Burger and not try the hand-scooped shakes and malts. MP ordered a shake made with chocolate ice cream and strawberries, which was thick, creamy, and loaded with real fruit. Yum.
85 Western Avenue