Now, aside from the fact that it was crumbled blue cheese and not the dressing, I'm assuming that neither are gluten-free. That was not the only restaurant I had an experience at this month. This past weekend we visited Chili's. Chili's doesn't have a gluten-free menu, but they do have gf "options" listed on their website. Now, I have had other experiences at Chili's, for instance, they brought me a salad with croutons on it and soup with crackers, so I know that this particular Chili's doesn't really get it. Sometimes the family wants to go there, so I suck it up and go. In any case, when we got there, we asked for a gluten-free menu. They pulled a dirty, dusty binder from a little cabinet under the hostess stand. I immediately got a bad feeling about this. The hostess flipped to the "Suggested Menu Items for those with Gluten Allergies" page and plopped the dirty binder on the table in front of me. I ended up ordering the grilled salmon with broccoli and rice. When the plate came. There it was. A huge gluten-laden french fry sitting right on top of my broccoli. Argh! So, we sent it back. The waitress said she would replace the broccoli with fresh, but who knows whether she did or if they just plucked the fry off the plate and returned it to the table. At this point, I really wasn't very comfortable about my gluten-free meal at all. So, I ate the salmon, which was very good and left everything else. To top it off, my daughter got down to the bottom of her mac n' cheese only to discover a huge piece of artichoke heart at the bottom. What the heck were they doing back there in that kitchen??? So, bottom line. Be careful at EVERY restaurant, even the ones with gluten-free menus.Dear Lisa,You should not be having the blue cheese dressing. Sorry. Sincerely hope you did not get sick. We should have known better if you told the server you are ordering from the gluten free menu.Kacey BogueSenior Hospitality RepresentativeMon-Fri 8:30-4:30 EST1-866-600-8667
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
I haven't had real chocolate cake in quite a while and let me tell you, this one was wonderful! The frosting was very fudgy and there was plenty of it! The chocolate cake was a little drier than I would have liked, but still terrific! I would definitely buy one of these cakes again. From their website, I see that their products are available at our local "Green Grocer" and "Honest Weight Food Co-op". I could have sworn that I picked the cake up at the "Price Chopper" table, but I can't remember, it's all a GF blur! By the way, I didn't see the chocolate cake on their website...maybe it's new? Also worth mentioning, the cake is dairy and peanut free as well!
In my bag was:
2 pkgs. EnerG Wylde Pretzels
5 pkgs. Bob's Red Mill Mighty Tasty GF Hot Cereal
1 pkg. Pamela's Chocolate Chunk Pecan Short Bread
1 pkg. Pamela's Espresso Chocolate Chunk Cookies
2 pkgs. Pamela's Baking and Pancake Mix2 Larabars, 1 Pecan Pie and 1 Cinnamon Roll
2 French Meadow Bakery Fudge Brownies3 pkgs. Bakery On Main Extreme Fruit and Nut Granola
2 pkgs. Mary's Gone Crackers, 1 Herb and 1 Caraway3 pkgs. Food Should Taste Good Multigran Tortilla Chips
and the bonus score:
1 French Mountain Bakery Chocolate Cake!
We will be opening this cake tonight for my husband's birthday. Great timing, huh? I will get better pix and a review out as soon as I can.
This doesn't even count the unwrapped, homemade and restaurant goodies I ate while I was there!The support group apparently holds these events once a year and you better believe I will be attending next year's!!!