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Gluten Free Only Restaurant Yay!
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It just goes to prove that we have to be extremely careful no matter what.

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There's 3 completely gluten free restaurants in Chicago now - all opened within the last few months. Senza, Filo and the Bountiful Eatary. Been to Senza and Filo - both are good, though Filo's kind of a hole-in-the-wall. Haven't been to Bountiful Eatery yet. Senza's a fine-dining place and pretty pricey, but worth it! And we've got an Italian restaurant (Da Luciano's) in River Grove, IL that cooks all the gluten free dishes in a completely separate kitchen. They've got a huge gluten-free menu, and the family that owns it is full of celiacs, so they know what they're doing. Also got several gluten free bakeries in the area. Sweet Ali's in Hinsdale, IL is my favorite - they did the cupcakes at my wedding last year and everyone loved them. No one had any idea they were gluten free.

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Chicago sounds like a good place to be if someone is gluten free. Wow!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee is getting it's very first completely gluten free restaurant called Crave. I am so excited! Anybody else have a gluten free only restaurant near you?

Yes - Graces 5 in Redmond, WA - outside of Seattle. It is gluten and (cow) dairy free - they use goat cheese. They make an incredible fettacini alfredo

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Really? Interesting goat cream alfredo sauce. Does it taste different?

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Really? Interesting goat cream alfredo sauce. Does it taste different?

A bit - but awesome!! Very creamy -

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Hmm well honestly having these food sensitivities has only made me healthier. I eat all kinds of different things now. I might as well try that someday when I am no longer on the stric candida diet.

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After my rave review of Graces 5 - all gluten and dairy free - found out it has been shut down. Apparently the owner has not been paying taxes for quite some time :wacko:

Too bad - the restaurant had an excellent gluten free menu.

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Man! I hope that does not happen here; I would be so disappointed.

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just so everyone knows I was just kidding nobody on here does magic mushrooms.

But they ARE gluten free, right? ;)

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