Since we went to Lunchbox a few years ago, JP has maintained that it’s his favorite burger in Seattle. It’s hard for me to play favorites but I do love me some Red Mill.
Since Lunchbox recently moved from its one step up from a trailer in Ballard to what used to be South Lake Union Café and we owed Liz a birthday dinner it seemed like a good time to go back.
At first it was really strange heading into the new spot. I have distint memories of each restaurant and they didn’t really jive together in my mind.
And I have to say that I was a little disappointed that there wasn’t an epic list of choices to buld your own burger which is how Lunchbox used to do things. The menu simply listed about 12 pre-built burgers, there was a note about how you could build your own but gone was the 1500 choice including dork (duck and pork mixed together) or your crazy salt options.
But not having the pressure of building your own was a little more relaxing – less stress for sure. And the options that were presented on the menu had something for just about everybody.
I went with The Smoker. Creamy havarti cheese with honey cured bacon with lunchbox inions and smoked pepper mayo.
JP got the Homage to the Dick’s Deluxe American cheese, honey cured bacon (10 slices of it) with Lunchbox onions and top secret burger sauce.
And the birthday girl got the Burger of the Gods blue cheese crumbles, balsamic onions and creamy gorgonzola sauce.
While the atmosphere has certainly changed, the food definitely tasted like the Lunchbox that I remember. Plus it was nice to have a place to sit.
In case to gut-busting burger and tots (oh yeah) wasn’t enough to fill us up, we headed up to Queen Anne to dive right into some fro yo at Menchies.
Menchie’s is one of those awesome build your own and then weigh it places. The first that I know of in Seattle. It kind of rocked my face off.
How could you not love such a cheerful place the purveys such deliciousness? Because I was so stuffed from my burger it afforded me the option of only getting the small amount that my stomach could take. Even with JP’s monster our tab came to like $6.
Knowing that this place exsists is going to be bad for my waistline.
I made sure to hit up the gym the next morning so I didn’t feel like I had done too much damage.
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