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Lunchbox: Long Branch Saloon

Lunchbox: Long Branch Saloon

Among Anchorage’s numerous hamburger eateries, only a few can make a serious claim to best burger in town. Enlisting the aid of a choosy burger connoisseur, I took a trip to one of them in South Anchorage.

Lunchbox: Straight Out of Philly

Lunchbox: Straight Out of Philly

When you work in a newsroom some restaurant names come up fairly often, as crews mention where they’ve stopped for lunch in the field. Curious about one of them, I recently headed into Midtown for a visit.

Lunchbox: Peking Wok

Lunchbox: Peking Wok

With a wave of new restaurants concentrated on the north side of town, as a South Anchorage resident I haven’t recently eaten a Lunchbox meal closer to home -- an omission I decided to correct one weekday afternoon.

Lunchbox: Firetap Alehouse

Lunchbox: Firetap Alehouse

A recent visit to Inka’s Chicken found me driving east out of town along 6th Avenue -- a drive that made me remember a restaurant a few miles out along the Glenn Highway, a new location of a fresh local franchise.

Lunchbox: Inka's Chicken

Lunchbox: Inka's Chicken

February brings a fast pace to Anchorage journalism, with the Iron Dog, Fur Rondy and the Iditarod playing out against the backdrop of the legislative session. Sometimes it’s hard to detach from your desk long enough to eat, but I recently headed north for a midday pick-me-up.

Lunchbox: Crossbar

Lunchbox: Crossbar

I’ve been a bit behind on Lunchbox entries due to news, but I’m finally back on the hunt. With a recent excursion to Seward’s Folly in South Anchorage still on my mind, I swung by another national restaurant converted to a local eatery.

Lunchbox: Smokehouse BBQ

Lunchbox: Smokehouse BBQ

With much of Anchorage’s barbecue scene focusing on the Midtown area, I took a look at the map following my recent string of pizza reviews and decided to stop by another establishment that’s recently made the jump from shack to eatery.

Lunchbox: Fat Ptarmigan

Lunchbox: Fat Ptarmigan

No fewer than three pizza kitchens have put themselves in the running for Anchorage’s strongest slice this season, skewing my review schedule as of late. This week, I’m rounding out a trifecta of recent meals.

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