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?