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Gf Friendly Options In Chicago?


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#1 MichelleC

 
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 05:02 AM

Should have posted this earlier in the week...but I'm going to Chicago today for a long weekend. Meeting my girlfriend, who lives on the othe side of the country. Just a side note, she is so sweet about my gluten-free status. She's very concerned about eating stuff in front of me that I can't have. But, I told her that it's really no problem! I totally don't mind, but she feels bad. I gotta get it thru her head! LOL!

Anyhow, any good gluten-free friendly restaurants in Chicago?

Thanks!!

Michelle
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 09:21 AM

Michelle,

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.

Have fun,
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Posted 23 July 2004 - 12:14 PM

Hope I'm not too late to do any good for your weekend trip. This is from another post on this site and lists Chicago restaurants. I can vouch for the yumminess of these: Frontera Grill or Topolobampo if you like true Mexican, PF Chang's for Chinese. Both excellent.

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! :P

http://homepage.mac....estaurants.html
http://www.park-ridg...aurantlist.html
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Posted 27 July 2004 - 04:34 PM

Adding to my own post...

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!

Michelle
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