Gf Friendly Options In Chicago?
Posted 23 July 2004 - 05:02 AM
Anyhow, any good gluten-free friendly restaurants in Chicago?
Posted 23 July 2004 - 09:21 AM
Two great places with gluten-free menus (ask, they are separate, not on the regular menu) are Adobo Grill (spanish/mexican) at Piper's Alley (North Ave/Clark St) and Vinci (Italian) on Halsted just north of North Ave. I have also dined successfullly at Bistro 110 (the chef has a kid with peanut allergy- so he is aware of the seriousness of special requests). Bistro 110 is just off Michigan Av across from Water Tower Place.
Posted 23 July 2004 - 12:14 PM
Great time to go to Chicago. Lived there for 3 1/2 years - never so cold in my life. I'm a true Southerner! But the 1 month of summer that they have every year is nice!
Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:34 PM
Ate at Weber Grill...waiter not too interested, but a simple burger and baked potato were delicious, great meat.
PF Chang's...started off great, so yummy, best gluten-free restaurant meal I've had yet. But, about halfway through, the stomach pain started. Haven't had it in weeks, since going gluten-free. Something was off. Every item that came, I double checked on the ingredients, cuz it all looked so great, I couldn't believe it was all gluten-free. But, while he said it was all fine, something was off and I felt it. :-( Possibly the brewed Passion Fruit iced tea? Didn't ask about that. Just assumed (I know, made and ass out of...) Felt lousy the rest of the day and night.
Recovered on Sunday and ate at Joe's Prime Steak and Stone Crab. Such a classy place, but not frumpy or cold. Waiter was so cool and friendly and knowledgeable. They write down your allergy and check everything that you order in a book that lists every ingredient of every dish. Plus, it's simple to find plain steak or fish here, that is outstanding. It was a real "event" to eat there. Had stone crab, swordfish with tomato vinagrette (kind of tasted like a greek salad on swordfish), baked sweet potato and green beans almondine. No dessert, but for your non-gluten-free friends, they looked and smelled great! Delicious wine and a beautiful and sweet dinner companion...doesn't get much better than that!!
Thanks for the tips!
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