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Ever since chef-owner Lizzy Boelter was diagnosed with celiac disease, she’d been frustrated with the quality of the food marketed toward the gluten-intolerant. So, when Boelter opened Grease Box, she wanted it to be a place where the food was, as the restaurant’s website puts it, “gluten free, gum free, weird shit free, locally and sustainably sourced, and AWESOME.” She wanted to serve the unapologetically deep-fried, gut-busting cuisine of her native Louisiana, but healthier, in a way that would highlight local, seasonal produce. Her signature dish is skillet-fried chicken, which is excellent by any standard, with a shatteringly crisp, deep-walnut-brown batter shell and meat so juicy that it practically gushes when you bite in. But there are other pleasures to be had at Grease Box: a classic grilled cheese sandwich (served on house-baked gluten-free bread) and a bountiful selection of seasonal vegetables.

— Luke Tsai

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

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Breakfast is served all day. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dinner is served from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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