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Founder of Lunchbox Laboratory dies

Posted by Geeky Swedes on March 30th, 2011

The founder of Lunchbox Laboratory, Scott Simpson, has died at the age of 38. Nancy Leson doesn’t have many details on her blog, but you can read her write-up here.

Lunchbox Laboratory is well known for its creative, huge burgers. They recently closed their Ballard location to open in South Lake Union. Thank you everyone for the tip!

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17 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 RR // Mar 31, 2011 at 3:17 am

    That’s so very sad. My heart goes out to him and his family.

  • 2 RIPScott // Mar 31, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Says in the times article that he was bipolar and “he took his own life….” very sad! RIP Scott!

  • 3 Al // Mar 31, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Nancy’s blog has a newer article with many more details now.

  • 4 Meow // Mar 31, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Phew, at least it wasn’t the greasy food that did him in. Or the underground heart/stomach work he had done in Mexico (I’m not kidding).

  • 5 Sean W // Mar 31, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Not exactly the kind of compassion you extend to someone who took their own life. I’m not kidding.

  • 6 gts206 // Apr 1, 2011 at 4:46 am

    That’s an awful thing to say. Scott was a wonderful man.

  • 7 ScatCat // Apr 1, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Yet 2 weeks ago everyone was lolling at a homeless booze hound who died in a park. Thats the new Ballard hipster mentality I guess (as shown by your style of glasses).

    Homeless wino == not cool
    Ultra greasy food chef == tragedy

    I’ve been to their restaurant a number of times. They were rude with patrons and the whole kitsch-atmosphere was trying desperately to be “cool” while at the same time charging you an arm and a leg for low quality meat served in a closet with dripping grease.

    This is why you’re fat Seattle.

  • 8 ks // Apr 1, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    I find it laughable that you mock “hipster” Ballard for lamenting the death of a chef whose restaurant you admittedly ate at “a number of times” despite what you characterize as desperate attempts at coolness, expensive food, low quality meat and rude treatment. Honestly it sounds like the sheep-like behavior some attribute to “hipsters” or others who care only about fitting in.

    Moreover you suggest that “everyone” (it is unclear whether in Ballard or Seattle) was treating the death of a homeless person insensitively while refering to the individual as a “booze hound” and “wino.” The homeless and their advocates must be grateful for your compassion. I am curious though: what data did you collect to support your well conceptualized and articulated conclusions?

    I will miss Scott Simpson. I found him a friendly individual who was passionate about what he did. His cuisine at Fork showed flashes of brilliance.


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  • 9 Person1 // Apr 3, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Very insensitive. Boo to you.

  • 10 Lana // Apr 3, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    You are an insensitive jerk. Nothing like kicking someone when they
    can’t defend himself. Hope when you pass on, others will be more respectful than you are to Scott. His Aunt.

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