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More Burger Restaurants Coming to Gig Harbor

Forget your healthy eating New Years Resolution: two new gourmet burger restaurants are opening in Gig Harbor.

I am really excited that one of my favorite burger places, The Gourmet Burger Shop, is moving into town soon.  I know I will be eating there a lot more now that I don’t have to drive waayyy out on the Key Peninsula to get one of their fresh and delicious burgers with a side of beet chips and homemade dipping sauces.

But now I find out there is even more news on the Gig Harbor burger scene!  The Lunchbox Laboratory is opening in the new Safeway shopping center retail area.

All that new retail space is finally starting to fill up and located on the side that is closest to Point Fosdick Road, at the same entrance as Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, is a sign indicating that a Lunchbox Laboratory will be opening soon.

I haven’t been to either of the current locations on South Lake Union in Seattle or in Bellevue.  I heard from a friend who dined at one recently (thanks, Robin!) that their food is very good.  After practically memorizing their menu online, I've been dying to try it.  Now I’m happy that I won’t have to leave town to get a Truffle Love with a side of Housemade Mac Du Jour.

It’s hard to describe Lunchbox Laboratory.  The word “different” doesn’t quite cut it.  It’s best to explore their website like I have to see for yourself.

I love the names of some of their menu items:  The Burger of the Gods, the Santa Fe Slammer, and the Dork (combo of duck and pork.)  Their daily specials, like the current McDork: An Homage to the McRib, are called “experiments.”  Their milkshakes also come in “boozie” flavors like the Drunken Elvis, a concoction of vanilla ice cream, graham cracker, peanut butter, banana, and served with a test tube spike of Malibu Banana,  Absolut Vanilla, and Baileys Irish Cream.

At their current locations, they offer beer, wine, and mixed drinks.

Now when I crave a good burger, my dilemma will be…which one?

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Robin Helene Hebert January 09, 2013 at 09:18 PM
Blazing Onion has the best Bison burger. I cant wait to try LL and the new Gourmet one...better work out more on the Wii! LOL
Been there January 22, 2013 at 09:28 PM
We need a Whole Foods Market in Gig Harbor. No matter how much halogen lighting the other supermarkets in Gig Harbor use to illuminate their fruit and veg to create an atmosphere of quality, they just don't have the excellence or variety of Whole Foods. Also, every Whole Foods has a great restaurant/deli inside that compares to any restaurant in Gig Harbor.
Carolyn Abbot January 30, 2013 at 06:24 AM
Hey, I love Whole Foods Market. Fabulous food and restaurant, deli and bakery. HF blows away all Gig Harbor markets. Also love Trader Joes.
Carolyn Abbot January 30, 2013 at 06:26 AM
Can someone let me know when the "hiring" sign goes up at Michaels in the Safeway mall? I live out on the Key and am not always in that area.
Carolyn Abbot January 30, 2013 at 06:34 AM
Too bad the burger place is moving. The only decent place on the Key aside from the dreaded BK. :(
Tamara Castillo Morgan March 09, 2013 at 01:11 AM
I have had blazing onion and I have had Lunch box lab. Not even comprable! LBL is way better and so excited to have them in the harbor!
Michelle Smith March 18, 2013 at 05:56 PM
I have to agree: I like Blazing Onion, but I LOVE Lunchbox Laboratory.
Robin Helene Hebert March 18, 2013 at 06:16 PM
I agree! That would really make our shopping complete!

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