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minniejack

Member Since 29 Oct 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 01 2010 01:33 PM
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Topics I've Started

Response To Outback That I Copied From Reader's Digest

02 October 2010 - 07:12 PM

After being glutened for the 2nd time in a little over 2 years at the Outback, I sent them an email detailing why I was peeved. It took the manager over 2 wks to respond to me and he basically took no blame just that the Outback gets compliments all the time regarding their gluten free menu and how the waitress had just returned to work after being off for a while getting her teaching degree.

I promptly sent him back this reply which I copied from the March 2010 Readers Digest and I think I'm going to keep it in my stock pile of what to send from now on to restaurants when I get glutened--not often, but I think this response nails it.

Servers should have the maturity to realize that when a customer tells them about a food allergy, it's not to annoy them. We are trying our best not to have to spend the weekend in the bathroom, the emergency room, or the morgue.

Pittsburgh, Pa Monterey Bay

28 June 2010 - 09:40 AM

Wow! This is by far the most fantastic gluten free dining experience in two years. The restaurant sits at the top of a high apartment building in Mount Washington so the view is breathtaking of the city. The elevator whisks you from the parking level straight to the restaurant--me who is afraid of heights did have to grab the side of the car as the glass enclosed elevator rode to the top.

The food, many dishes can be prepared gluten free, the owner's daughter is celiac so the restaurant is very aware of the issues. Warm Tapioca rolls were brought to the table, the best, hands down, best French Onion soup I've ever had, gluten or gluten free was savored. And I had for the first time in 2 years, a fantastic crab cake that was more crab than cake with a light sauce on top. A salad with a ginger vinaigrette. We chose a chocolate latte that had choc cake, syrup and cream on top and creme brulee. There was also a fruit infused sangria that we could've chosen.


Fresh seafood is their specialty, but they do have beef and chicken dishes, too.

Here's a link to their site: http://www.montereyb...com/pittsburgh/

America's School Lunch Problem Solved

21 April 2010 - 03:23 AM

Seeing the effects gluten has on individuals, am I the only person out there that has a solution to America's obesity problem?

Too much gluten in our school lunches!

Read the headlines yesterday about the retired military personnel that say that there are too many soldiers that are disqualified because of their obesity and it's all the school lunches.--I'm thinking, "yeah, too much pizza, spaghetti, and other starches."

Heck, even before we needed to be gluten free, I had been working at lunch at my kid's middle school. A substitute teacher, who was a teacher retiree, came up to me and the other parent and asked us to go look at the lunch because it looked like vomit. Sure enough, it was breakfast for lunch. biscuits, sausage gravy--pretty much your classic high starch meal--not one redeeming green thing on the plate. I called the county dietitian to tell her the story and she got down right nasty about how she was following federal nutrition guidelines for the amount of starches, etc.

My neighbor told me that even before this incident, that her daughter who was a freshmen in high school, had a petition to make the schools healthier and got the same response from the same woman. :angry:

Then last year, I was at a track meet and went to get my son something from the closest restaurant, she was in line behind me and I asked about the salad dressing brand because of the need to be gluten free. Yes, I literally saw her irritation on her face and then she nastily informed me that any dietary restriction had to be on a school form that you had to get from the county board office along with a doctor's letter explaining why. Yupp....I just make sure that he never forgets his lunch or run it to him.

And then they wonder about America's fatness.

Bob'S Red Mill At ....Wonder Bread Store

02 March 2010 - 08:46 AM

My sister just called to tell me that they have gluten free products at the Wonderbread store in town. Went to take a look and it was Bob's Red Mill products. Flours, mighty tasty hot cereal, rice and a few dollars cheaper than grocery stores.

So if you have one of their stores in your area, you might want to check them out.

Cadbury Easter Eggs

28 January 2010 - 11:16 AM

Has anyone tried these in the past year or so. I've read old posts that say that they're okay, but nothing recent.

Anybody out there willing to be a guinea pig? Or already was one?