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  1. Today is my birthday.  So this weekend was filled with people wanting to take me out to dinner.  I was very nervous going out so much.  But I had wonderful experiences at the following places:   eeZ Fusion & Sushi 16925 Birkdale Commons Pkwy, Huntersville, NC 28078   The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar 4310 Sharon Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211   BLT Steak Charlotte 110 N College St, Charlotte, NC 28202   Eez and Cowfish are sister stores.  The menu is great and easy to read.  You don't have to ask for a gluten-free menu.  Everything is clearly marked on their standard menu.  They accomodated my special request without a single blink.  The manager at eeZ came over just after we ordered and welcomed me and assured me they would take special care of my order.  I never asked for him to come over.  He just did.  Cowfish was just as friendly and accommodating.  I will eat at both places again.  I had sushi at both restaurants.  Although, my friend had a burger at Cowfish and it looked to wonderful.  It was huge. Next time I go, I will order one sans bun.     BLT Steak was very good, expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.  They had a nice gluten-free menu with several options.  The wait staff seemed to know exactly what my needs were and never made me feel as though I was a PITA to deal with.     I did not experience cross contamination at any of the restaurants.  The wait staff at all three places were great, accommodating and acted happy to take care of me.
  2. Still Not Taken Seriously?

    I usually do better in high end restaurants - but not always. I ate at a very high end local restaurant and got extremely ill from cross contamination.    I was sick for about 16 hours.  It was horrible.  But generally speaking, high end restaurants are much safer than cheaper restaurants.     But  a nearby moderately priced pizza joint that offers gluten free pizza always does well.  The owner has twin boys with celiacs.  So they are very couple there.
  3. Still Not Taken Seriously?

    sorry I have not posted before now. I have been on vacation and it's been a hassle to reach the site. the restaurant in question is McCoys off old pineville Road in Charlotte North Carolina. I rarely eat out anymore like others have suggested. I stopped eating out right after my diagnosis. But sometimes you just need to eat out and there's not a lot of choices. I don't expect restaurants to cater to my special needs. But they don't have to be rude either. thank you to everyone for your support.
  4. Still Not Taken Seriously?

    What I would appreciate more than anything, is to not be looked at like I had three heads when I ask for a gluten-free menu.  It amazes me, even at many high-end establishments, that I cannot get a gluten-free menu.  When I do get a gluten-free menu there won't even be a handful of items on it. Or I get told I can eat salad. While traveling recently I had salad seven meals in a row because I had no other options. I ended up getting horribly ill from that.  My stomach was a mess for days (I also have lettuce issues).   I recently went to one local restaurant and asked for a gluten-free menu.  This was a nice family-style restaurant. Not upscale but not low-end either.  I promise you with all that is holy in this world, the owner/manager came out and curtly asked our table, "Who asked for the G** D*mn gluten-free menu?"  Yes, I promise that's exactly how that went down.  Obviously, I got up and left.  Sadly, this was my son's birthday and he had requested to eat there.   All I want is to be taken seriously and not to be treated rudely because I have a disorder that may be inconvenient for them.     I was impressed by the large, varied selection of items at California Dreamin'. Bonefish has a nice Gluten Free menu.  So far no cross contamination issues.    
  5. Gluten Free Dining

    "At Applebee's they will give you an allergen sheet, easy to decide what you can have there..."         Applebee's (at least by me) recently cut their gluten free menu in half.  I could have cried.  The only things left on the menu are items I do not care for.  I no longer eat at Applebee's.