Friday, November 7, 2014

Cheese Steak "TJ's Style"

Walking in it was a ghost town, not a good sign at the lunch hour. Yet, I have eaten TJ's before and have not been disappointed.

Looking the menu over there is no doubt that the cheese steak is the way to go. They had multiple signature cheese steaks it was hard to chose one.

But could TJ's cheese steak do battle with some of the other great sub shops in town? I wasn't so sure when I opened the foil, but what my taste buds found might surprise!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Italian Kitchen

 With so many "pizza" places around town, how do you find one with the authenticity and feel of the northern pizza parlor? Can a pizza eatery stand out and stand up to the Lunch Box Review?

This article feature our very first guest writer and his pick... The Italian Kitchen of Vero Beach. Our young writer has frequented the establishment many times and was excited at the chance to review a place that he feels has the best Italian in town... will he be right? Lets' take a look at Justin's review.

Friday, October 3, 2014


We're Back! After a little vacation from eateries, we are returning with our first review of one of Vero's newest spots.

Chopstiks is tucked away in Old Dixie Plaza. There menu is provides a plethora of oriental meals and their lunch specials are at great prices!

This is a lunch spot that you won't want to miss! But, how did they fair overall with The Lunch Box? Let's find out!....

Friday, May 2, 2014

The Chive Hive

I just love the new and local owned spots that are popping up all over Indian River County. I stopped in Snowballs looking for a lunch when the owner informed me they only did shaved ice, but there was a great place about to open down the street called Chive.

After they opened I waited to see if the name came back my way and it did... multiple times. Family, friends, and coworkers were talking about Chive. So it was time to go see what all the buzz was about!

I got there at about noon and the place was busy as a bee's hive. With a small dinning area and what looks to be a pretty big kitchen Chive could easily have a line out the door and into the street on any given day.

But could Chive make the Lunch Box?

Friday, April 25, 2014

Nino's on the Corner

If there is a name for family dinning in our area it's Nino's. With three locations in our direct area and even one south of here, Nino's is a name I grew up with.

I have always been a huge fan of the NY style pizza and pizzerias. Most of these NY style eateries in our area know how to hit the nail on the head when it comes to Italian dinning. Nino's, with their growing expansion over the years, is proof of that. But what happens when you go Italian and order Greek? Do they live up to the expectation?

Friday, April 4, 2014

Dagwood #1 Sub Shop???

As soon as you walk into the Dagwood Deli you see a little sign that says, "Ranked #1 Sub Shop because of the support of #1 customers". Well, my interest was immediately peeked to say the least. I have eaten in quite a few sub shops in Indian River County, all of which have been great. But "Best"? That's a big claim!

Did the Dagwood have what it takes to hit 5 thumbs here in the Lunch Box? Could we dare say that they are #1 with other great sub shops out there? What makes a sub shop #1 anyway?

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Count of Monte Cristos!

There is no doubt that this sandwich has the legendary appeal of a literary classic of unforgettable proportions! The Pelican Diner in Sebastian Florida is the home of this mammoth beast of a sandwich.

Whether you are a resident or just passing through, this sandwich is a MUST HAVE! It would be a crime worth imprisonment to live here or drive through and not have a go at this flavorful delicacy. Some might be concerned about the health issues, but indulge just once or never know this historical classic!

Let me just start by saying... Fry it and I'm eating it! This monster is definitely the largest lunch meat extravaganza I have ever held. The first bit brought me back to my early childhood, when life was simple and good, back to the first time my taste buds were introduced to the manna from heaven... Funnel Cake! Loaded inside is sizzling hot ham, turkey and Swiss Cheese!. Served covered with powdered sugar and a choice between raspberry jam (my suggestion) or honey mustard this Count is sure to please!

I can't say this enough... THIS IS A MUST HAVE IN INDIAN RIVER COUNTY! Legendary doesn't even come close to an accurate status for The Pelican Diner's Monte Cristo. Now get this... all of this for just $6.25! That is a price you just can't beat! This meal is off of the Richter Scale!

The Indian River Lunch Box gives The Pelican Diner's Monte Cristo 5/5 thumbs! Great Job!!!
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