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                                        August 19, 2013

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Elevate Your Taste 

Organic Fast Food? Elevation Burger Proves Fast Food Doesn't Need to be Unhealthy


An organic fast food burger chain? It's happening at Elevation Burger, a Virginia-based franchise that just Elevation Burger opened Saturday in Raleigh at Brier Creek Commons at 8301 Brier Creek Parkway. Elevation Burger is showing us that fast food doesn't need to be junk food.  What a paradigm to break and long overdue!


The beef is 100% USDA-certified organic, grass-fed, free-range, and ground-on-premises; the cheese is real cheddar (yes, the kind that tastes great and doesn't melt worth a darn on nachos), and the French fries are cooked in 100% olive oil. Even the cookies are made with organic eggs and butter. Best of all, prices are not your typical "organic-expensive"! A Cheeseburger is $3.99, and an Elevation Burger (two beef patties with double cheese) is only $5.99.


They offer Veggie burgers in two flavors; 'Fire-Roasted' and 'Tastes Like Veggies' Elevation Burger for those of you who are Vegans. Or you can even combine a beef patty and a veggie patty into a 'Half the Guilt Burger' for those of you who are half-Vegans. And if you want, you can swap the bun for a lettuce wrap.


For sides, although the French fries are outstanding, they do have alternatives, a side salad, or mandarin oranges. And like any good burger joint, you can get shakes and malts hand-scooped in great flavors like Oreo cookies, blueberries, mango, key lime or a fountain soda with free refills.

Elevation Burger  

Overall our visit to Elevation Burger we found everything to be excellent. The food was delicious. Service was fast and friendly; they take your name and bring the burger out to you whether dining in or to-go.  And, someone even comes to take away your tray when you're finished.  


The restaurant's fun and hip décor is made from bamboo and recycled materials, plus the open kitchen provides guests with the ability to see their food being created right in front of them.


Get some healthy junk food now at Elevation Burger. 


Elevation Burger: 8301 Brier Creek Parkway, Brier Creek Commons. Website.

Open: Mon - Sun 11:00am  to 9:00pm.  Click to watch video below for more info.  

Elevation Burger | Fast Food Mania
Elevation Burger | Fast Food Mania






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Turn, Turn, Turn - Triangle Restaurant Openings, Closings, and Remodels


Eat Here ... Diet at Home: Never was this mantra truer than today. But that does not mean that the restaurant business is stable. Just the opposite is true. So here's a quick dish of current Triangle restaurant openings, closings, and remodels including some old favorites and exciting new comers. To every seasoning ... turn, turn, turn.


Remember Your First Loaves: Man does not live on white bread alone. High-quality artisan breads are Yellow Dog Bread Company now the rage ... but where should you go to find the best? Starting August 26, Yellow Dog Bread Company will open its doors in downtown Raleigh at Person Street Plaza (Oakwood / Mordecai). Yellow Dog Bread Company is both an artisanal bakery and coffee bar that will sell breads, cupcakes and cookies. Owners Tanya and Matt Andrews named the venture after their beloved dog Ellie (a yellow lab). But, to our knowledge, they are not baking dog biscuits. Check out their facebook Like us on Facebook.


Cup of Joule: Last week the medical community came out with a finding that more than 3 cups ofJoule Coffee  coffee a day shortens your life ... unless you are over 55 in which it has no effect at all. Well, that bit of  confusing data isn't stopping the long awaited opening of Ashley Christensen's newest venture, Joule Coffee. This much anticipated coffee bar will open on August 28 in the former Wilmoore Café spot at 223 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh.  Find AC Restaurants
Don't Knock the Rock: Downtown Raleigh's The Rockford has now reopened after closing in early July for much needed renovations.  This popular Glenwood South destination now sports a larger kitchen and other improvements, but still preserves the look and feel of "The Rock."  Website
Quatro Quesos: Tijuana Flats is opening its fourth Triangle location on Monday (August 19) in Elevation Burger Durham (703 Ninth St.). This popular Tex-Mex restaurant offers a made-to-order menu and a hot sauce bar.  Check it out.


Rise to the Occasion: Elevation Burger (reviewed above) opened its first NC location last  Saturday in Raleigh's Brier Creek shopping center. Elevation Burger serves organic, grass-fed, free-range beef along with fries & shakes. Vegan options also available.  Website


New DishesZely & Ritz on Glenwood South in downtown Raleigh is closing after nine years. That is bad news for those of us who valued their farm to table concept.  The good news, though, is that they sold the restaurant to Steve Day, a former banquet chef at the Umstead Hotel and Spa. Day plans to open "Plates" by early October.  So consider this a dish replacement.


See You in September:  Another closing and opening will impact patrons of Jibarra, the MexicanJibarra    restaurant on Davie Street in the warehouse district of downtown Raleigh.   This week is their last before they close with plans to reopen in September with a new concept (dedicated to their father, Jose).
End of An Era:  Durham's Honey's Restaurant and Catering, known for its 24-hour breakfast and country-cooking menu with more than 400 items, will shut down Sunday after serving the Bull City for more than 50 years.  Opened in the early 1960's, Honey's officially closed at 3pm yesterday (August 18).  Owner, Buck Dickerson, intends to open a smaller restaurant under a new name but keep the feel of the old diner.  No announcement as to when this will occur.

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Buy an Engagement Ring & Sail Away on a Cruise!


Royal Caribbean Cruise. Bailey's Fine Jewelry has always helped couples choose the perfect engagement ring. Now, Bailey's wants to provide couples with a honeymoon, too. During the month of August, couples who purchase their engagement ring from Bailey's Fine Jewelry will also receive a five-day, four-night Royal Caribbean Cruise. Bailey's will also pay taxes and port fees in the event the engagement ring purchased is more than $6,500. The offer is good at any of Bailey's Fine

Jewelry five NC locations.
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Bailey's has been the place to go for engagement rings for more than 65 years. Bailey's Fine Jewelry carries  many designer engagement rings including Diadori, Passion Cut, Tacori and MaeVona in addition to its own Bailey's Signature Collection of engagement rings. Bailey's Fine Jewelry in Raleigh - Cameron Village and Crabtree Valley Mall. Also in Rocky Mount, Fayetteville, and Greenville, NC. Website  

We've Got Your Back... Pack! - Help Donate School Supplies

Zaytoun Orthodontics School Supplies Please join Zaytoun Orthodontics in collecting school supplies for some needy school kids. They've designed this program to help others less fortunate by providing school supplies that will help students start the school year off right.

~ Drop off School Supplies by Thurs., Aug 22nd.

~ Bring them to one of their 3 offices in Raleigh, Cary or Garner.

~ Zaytoun Orthodontic's patients may bring them with you at your next appointment if before Aug. 22.   

Zaytoun Orthodontics will:

  • Match your supplies donated
  • Deliver Supplies to the Schools by week of August 26th.

Not only does Zaytoun Orthodontics create the Triangle's most beautiful smiles, but they continue to care about this community and that makes us all smile! Thank you for your help.  

Zaytoun Orthodontics - Raleigh Office: 5041 Six Forks Rd. 27609, 919-782-6911, Cary Office: 100 Preston Executive Dr. 27513, 919-468-1765,  Garner Office: 611 Benson Rd. 27529, 919-772-8442. Website.


Cameron Clothing will host The Michael Collection Fall Trunk Show, Tues., Aug. 20th and Wed., Aug Michael Collection 21st. Mr. Michael Dicker will be on hand to present his collection. Quality and highly designed hand- loomed knitwear. Choose from dresses, separates, and suits. Light-weight and perfect for travel...Daytime to evening.  Mike Dicker created The Michael Collection 21 years ago after being on Seventh Avenue for 30 years. The company takes pride in giving the consumer unusual buttons and trimmings that make the collection exclusive. Michael will be on hand at the trunk show to help customize pieces for each customer. To see more of the collection visit The Michale Collection Website.  

Cameron Clothing in North Hills:  Open Mon - Sat 10am - 6pm. Ph: 919-420-0411. Website.  

Two Lots for Sale

Rare & Valuable Opportunity to Build your West Raleigh Dream Home! Two Cleared, Level,.3 acre lots ready to build on now, or `wait n hold` w/no time restrictions. Bring your own builder or build w/ JH Carter, Raleigh`s reputable custom builder. VIBRANT AREA- Retail, restaurants, Crabtree, Rex Hosp, Art Museum, Lot for Sale PNC Arena, I-40, Hwy 70 etc..- All 5 min away! Call LA for more details.  


$180,000 MLS #:1880853  Vacant Lot Approximate .30 acres. 3603 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27612. Website Link. 

$180,000 MLS #:1880869 Vacant Lot Approximate .35 acres. 3607 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27612 Website Link.


For Lease $3,600 MLS #: 1847515 Bedrooms: 3, Full Baths: 3, Half Baths: 1, Approx Sq Ft: 4222, 4123 Gardenlake Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612.

IFor Leasempeccably Maintained; possibly the nicest Cottage Home in neighborhood. Utmost quality finishings. A MUST SEE HOME! Comfortable yet invites grand entertaining, private & serene view from rear porches. Office/Study being used as 4th BR. Large Rec/Media Rm. Highest Custom Details throughout. Gorgeous!  Contact: Jill Rekuc phone: 919-389-0555, email:   Olde Raleigh Real Estate, LLC Website 



Journey's End Cottage for Rent

Journey's End Need a place to unwind and escape your day-to-day routines?  Journey's End Cottage on the Neuse River is calling your name!  It's well maintained and well stocked with everything you'd want for a home away from home.   The Neuse River provides a panoramic setting for watching dolphins and stunning sunsets.


It's conveniently located between Camps Seagull and Seafarer, and only 10 Journey's End minutes away from Oriental, NC.  Beaufort, Morehead City, and the world-renowned beaches of the Crystal Coast are just a short ferry ride away.  


This comfy cottage features a knotty-pine interior with three bedrooms, 1full bath, a  large open living space, a fully-stocked kitchen, a custom built outside shower, and a new 70' concrete dock.  A sleeping porch with expansive river views and continuous breezes will be the perfect beginning to your Journey's End.   


Journey's End Cottage comfortably accommodates eight, and rents from Saturday to Saturday.  Long-term renting available.   Click Here for photos, more detail and availability.  Or Contact Terry at 919-280-9059. EmailWebsite.   


Core Results - Personal Training is teaching people from all over the Raleigh, Cary andTriangle area how Core Results to meet their fitness goals. From kettlebells to TRX, everything is top of the line and brand new at the private Core Results studio. Call and make your first appointment for a Complimentary Session!

Core Results: 1330 St. Mary's Street, Suite A00, Raleigh, 27605, Phone: (919) 946-1737,, Website. 



Paint SamplesKenna Custom Painting is available to tackle your residential painting needs.  With their great crews that perform very professional jobs on residential homes, you won't believe how quiet and unobtrusive they are.  So if you have that "itch" to freshen up your home, interior or exterior before springtime, contact them now.  Call 919-855-0082 or Email:  Website.


Join My Blog Simply-Refined: We are an Interior Design team that can inspire and help you with your Simply-Refined Zaytoun Interiors designs and decorating needs.  We have been designing and decorating homes for over 20 years.  Please call for a consultation. We can serve with a whole design package, or just consulting job is too small.    

Call Zaytoun Interiors if you're finally ready to decorate or re-decorate your home or office.  What's your style?  If you're not sure, we can help you tap into your inner self and find what makes you want to come home again.  Website, Email, Phone: 305-793-8510. 



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CT Weekends in Cameron Village: Open: Mon-Sat. 10am to 6 pm or by appointment on Sunday.

(919) 787-9073, Website. 






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I am a High School student athlete looking to pay for my athletics. I previously had a very successful car wash business in Miami, FL. Now, I'm starting my business in Raleigh. I have all my supplies and I use professional products. If you don't own a hose, I will bring one. I clean the inside (vacuuming and cleaning all surfaces) and wash the outside. I will come to you. Prices: Cars $25, SUV's $30. Contact: Blaise Waters at or (305)903-1550 (texting is best!) For more info click here.


Did You Know?  For every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $68 stays in the local economy compared to only $43 if spent at a national chain. Please support our local businesses!  This is what the Beltline Buzz is all about.


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