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  1. Haven't been there myself but I hear The Bob has some good gluten-free options in Grand Rapids: http://www.thebob.com/
  2. My wife has a gluten issue so I know how difficult eating out can be. We live a little closer to the Detroit metro area, so we have a few more options. But it looks like if you're willing to travel a little bit, there are a few more options available to you: http://www.mlive.com/behealthy/index.ssf/2009/12/where_to_eat_gluten-free_in_fl.html Also, this probably doesn't qualify as "eating out", but I believe the Cottage Inn Pizza at the Grand Blanc location offers gluten-free pizza as an option. A lot of the restaurant chains are starting to offer gluten-free menus/options: Red Robin, Outback, Chilis, Carrabas, Olive Garden, Ruby Tuesday's, etc. Finally, it's generally been my experience that if you go to a nicer restaurant (what most would categorize as "fine dining"), the chef there will in all likelihood be familiar with preparing dishes that are gluten free and will be happy to prepare something for you, even if they don't specifically offer gluten-free options on the menu. Obviously this is not true everywhere but I've found it to be the case in most instances. Hope this helps a little.
  3. I'm not from Pittsburgh but we visit my daughter's family there often, and my wife eats gluten free. Here's a few places in the area you can try: Bella Fruttetto: http://www.bellafrutteto.com Mandy's Pizza: http://www.mandyspizza.com/ Both of the above have gluten free menus. If you weren't already aware, many of the national dining chains have gluten free menus (Outback, Chilis, Carrabas, etc.). Although depending on your level of sensitivity to gluten I would exercise caution at these places. Also, as a general rule, if you can afford it, the finer dining establishments will typically cater to your dining needs even if they don't offer a gluten free menu. I've heard good things about this place, but we haven't visited ourselves: http://www.montereybayfishgrotto.com/pittsburgh/ YELP is a pretty good starting place for this kind of search: http://www.urbanspoon.com/t/23/1/Pittsburgh/Gluten-Free-Friendly-restaurants Finally, Gluuteny is an *excellent* gluten free bakery, offering some of the best tasting gluten free products I've ever sampled. Highly recommended: www.gluuteny.com/ Oh, one more - this site is just getting started, hopefully it will continue to grow: http://allergyeats.com Good luck - I know it's tough when you want to eat out; having multiple choices always helps!
  4. Hmmm, not a lot that I'm aware of as far as dining options in that area. If you're looking for something a little on the nicer side for dinner, and you have a car, I recommend Andiamo's, in the GM Rennaissance Center on the Detroit River: http://www.andiamoitalia.com/detroit/index.html They have a gluten free menu (you want the "lean" menu"). From the Fisher, it's about 10 mins. away on The Lodge freeway (MI-10). Something else you may want to try (although I don't know if there is one near the Fisher) is Buddy's Pizza. They recently started offering a gluten free pizza. You mentioned you're going to be out in the suburbs - there's a few more options out there: Bonefish Grill, Carraba's, Chili's, Outback, etc. Hope that helps a little. Good luck, and enjoy the show!