I missed the pizza and beer also. I didn't miss the fried chicken because I hadn't eaten fried food since I was a child due to IBS. I found a wonderful cookbook after going through three useless ones and now make pizza better than anything I could buy and faster and cheaper than delivery. I also have developed a taste for fried checken because if you use gluten-free corn starch as opposed to flour the way my mom and her mom both from the south did it and skinless chicken there is no grease to upset us with IBS. I also use Almond Breeze Milk due to a lactose intolorance and to cut out the Soy from those wonderful soy milks.
Now the Beer, that's another issue. I have found several Gluten-free Beer in specialty stores. They run from expensive to very expensive. Although they are Gluten free at least the one's I have found are not free of all things Celiacs should avoid so I too am still missing beer. What I have found to be the great advantage is a large loss of weight and according to my doctor very thin people live longer. Reward you skinny self with some really dark gluten and celiac healthy chocolate on occasion. Once you lose the weight, no guilt. :-).