A new casual dining establishment is celebrating their grand opening this weekend in Cedar Rapids.

The Weather Vane is located at 5241 Edgewood Rd NE in the Fountains shopping plaza.

Photo: Ferris

The atmosphere is cool and laid-back, and the decor is trendy. The service was friendly and the menu is fashionably simple and tasty.

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We started with an order of chips and fresh salsa, the raspberry lime being our favorite of three.

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My wife had the Mixed Greens Berry Salad with Cherry Vinaigrette.

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I had the Tuscany soup with traditional Italian sausage, kale and potatoes. Both were flavorful and light.

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We both enjoyed the Blueberry Bleu Cheese Jalepano Burger. The bluebery sweetness gave a nice contrast to the bleu cheese, and the Angus beef from Doty farms was juicy and perfectly cooked.

Photo: M. Ferris

If you're wondering how this new dining spot will be received, I'd give the Weather Vane a good forecast!