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#16 ebrbetty

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Posted 24 July 2008 - 04:28 AM

I will get my list together and post. The gluten-free dining group I belong to is out of R.I. so many places are northern R.I. and southern Mass. As a matter of fact, the next month's gathering is for gluten-free Indian, just outside of Pawtucket, R.I. I was very surprised at how many places offer up a gluten-free menu....they realize it's an untapped market that is very lucrative. Give me a day or so!



Thanks everyone for the tips!
Gemini..In march I went to dinner at Rancho Chico's with the RI group...the food is always good there.
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 06:57 AM

Thanks everyone for the tips!
Gemini..In march I went to dinner at Rancho Chico's with the RI group...the food is always good there.



You've got to be kidding me!!!!!!! I was there also. I know it was a larger group and if you were not seated near me, we probably missed each other. Those gatherings are a lot of fun. Really nice people and the restaurants they pick are usually very good. I was going to post the link to their website later on today so everyone would get the list of places in New England where they could get a delicious, safe meal. I am pretty sure I will be attending the one for August so maybe we'll get a chance to meet!
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:20 AM

When we used to live in vegas, we went a few times and they mae a gluten-free version of their Calamari. Excellent....
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 07:31 AM

You've got to be kidding me!!!!!!! I was there also. I know it was a larger group and if you were not seated near me, we probably missed each other. Those gatherings are a lot of fun. Really nice people and the restaurants they pick are usually very good. I was going to post the link to their website later on today so everyone would get the list of places in New England where they could get a delicious, safe meal. I am pretty sure I will be attending the one for August so maybe we'll get a chance to meet!


lol...we may have said hello?? I was seated at the end of the long table when you first went in the back room, my hubby was there too.
I'm not going to make the August dinner, hopefully the sept one. I live in Mass, so I hope they will do more here.
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 08:00 AM

Give me a day or so!


no worries! I'll be happy to 'read all about it' whenever you get a chance. Thanks :)
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 11:14 AM

no worries! I'll be happy to 'read all about it' whenever you get a chance. Thanks :)



OK.....here is a link to the website for the Rhode Island dining group I belong to. They have an abundant listing of restaurants, bakeries, etc. that are in New England and cater to Celiacs. I have not been to all of them yet but the ones I have checked out were all very good. The August gathering is at an Indian restaurant and, after checking their on-line menu, was amazed to see that most of it is gluten-free! The link: gluten-free restaurants-New England The couple who started this all up deserve an award for their efforts. The wife is the Celiac and they go and talk to restaurant owners in depth to set these events up. They do an outstanding job.

The Rancho Chico Mexican restaurant has excellent food and I am not even a huge fan of Mexican food! They get it right. Check out all the listings and if anyone has questions, fire away. I think the goal of the group is to dine at ALL the gluten-free places! :D

The other place I love, and it is VERY high end, is this....Rialto. It is a special occasion restaurant because it is pricey but they have an extensive gluten-free menu, which is not listed on their website. The waitstaff were very knowledgeable about celiac disease so that's a huge plus. A word of warning....this is one of those high end, small portion type of places. They offer up and encourage courses so that by the time you get through 3-5 courses, you are full. I always mention this because some people get very upset when they dine out and don't get enough food for an army! :P The chef was a devotee' of Julia Child so it's that kind of gourmet. The food is outstanding and the gluten-free menu is separate from the main menu so there's no mix-ups. The gluten-free menu is very similar to the non-gluten-free menu so you'll get an idea of what to expect. Why they do not advertise more heavily that they service the gluten-free community, I don't know.
I do know it can be a wait for reservations on a week-end. It's easy to find....Harvard Square in Boston, Mass., right down the street from Harvard University.

Hope some of you can make it to try these places out. Many are located right off or close to a major highway so getting there is easy enough. Enjoy!
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 06:35 AM

I had a horrible glutening at PF Chang's. I got the Garlic Chicken and Broccoli. It was tasty but I felt horrible for almost a week. It was the worst I've ever felt after getting glutened. I was very surprised because I've heard such great things about it on here but I was less than impressed. I'm steering clear for quite a while.
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 09:56 AM

Hi everyone, My hubby wants to take me to PF Changs...I was looking at the gluten-free menu and have no idea what I would order, I can't eat spicy foods..If you've been there, what's good?

Thanks!



The dragon tea is quite nice to share. I am not that impressed with this restaurant. I've been to the Palo Alto and Sunnyvale locations. The menu is small and the food takes forever. With so many people in the restaurant, it is easy for them to make a mistake. Our lunch took almost an hour. Why? My observant waiter noticed the spicy chicken was not the gluten-free kind as ordered. Everything had to be redone. It was good, but 13 bucks a la carte was no bargain. I had the ginger chicken a year ago and felt awful after it. Maybe they screwed up that dish too.
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 10:42 AM

If you get more north and feel up to it, try the one in Emeryville. The manager's wife has celiac, and they don't screw up. The thing about PF Changs is if you go during rush time, its going to be a madhouse. I always go during "off" hours, and never on a Friday or Saturday night.
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 01:49 PM

Hope some of you can make it to try these places out. Many are located right off or close to a major highway so getting there is easy enough. Enjoy!


Cool!
Thanks :D

The RI group's site is great.
Will have to try Rialto the next time I'm in Boston. Thanks for being clear it's special occasion/ more a quality than a quantity place - fortunately that's exactly what my spouse likes :)
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 10:27 AM

Cool!
Thanks :D

The RI group's site is great.
Will have to try Rialto the next time I'm in Boston. Thanks for being clear it's special occasion/ more a quality than a quantity place - fortunately that's exactly what my spouse likes :)



Your welcome! Always glad to help another Celiac find really good food. And you are correct, the R.I. dining out site is awesome. Al and his wife put so much time and effort into this.....I can't say enough good things about them!
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