Lunch At Lunchbox

There’s plenty of meat on the menu at Lunchbox in Fairfield, but this vegan soup (butternut squash, cashew cream, sage, lime and pomegranate reduction) has us considering the possibilities of a plant-based diet.

Starting with takeout lunches and catering in December 2020 and expanding to dine-in service in the summer of 2021, Lunchbox (403 N. Fourth St.) in Fairfield is the latest venture of husband-and-wife food and fitness entrepreneurs who recently relocated from Asheville, North Carolina. With more than 30 combined years of hospitality experience, the couple behind this Southern American restaurant and its ever-evolving menu share a passion for serving detailed dishes that evoke comfort and pique the diner’s interest.

“The corners we don’t cut and our attention to detail that comes from our fine dining background—that elevates the food,” says chef/owner Camp Boswell.

The restaurant also is launching an occasional ramen pop-up, inspired by a previous restaurant called Broth Lab. And special supper club events called “The Southern Table” offer a high-end prix fixe experience with wine pairings.

Read our ia magazine roundup of five new restaurants, including Lunchbox. Click here.

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