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CeliaCruz

Member Since 03 Dec 2005
Offline Last Active Dec 11 2006 03:32 PM
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In Topic: Olive Garden

05 December 2006 - 02:28 PM

But yesterday, I ate lunch at an Olive Garden, ordering about the only thing on the menu which appeared to be gluten-free -- the chicken caesar salad. About half-way through my meal, I began to experience mild celiac disease symptoms and have been dealing with them ever since (about 20 hrs later). I am quite suspicious that the caesar salad dressing they used had gluten.


I've never eaten at an Olive Garden but it's always been my experience that Caesar Salads are served with croutons. And even if you order it without croutons, if you don't explain why, they might simply pick the croutons off of an existing Caesar and serve it to you. (And they might do that even if you do explain your sensitivity to gluten which is another story altogether!)

I confess that I, too, sometimes go into restaurants and order stuff that "appears" to be gluten-free without consulting with someone on staff but I don't think I'd ever chance that with a Caesar.

In Topic: Wonderful Dining Out Experience

28 November 2006 - 01:55 PM

Hee, I live in Brooklyn and go home to Boston often where I persuade my family to have gluten-free meals with me at Legals. And, yes, we go to the one at the Chestnut Hill Mall. Are we the same person?

I love Legals. They always treat me well and make me feel safe.

In Topic: Alcoholic Beverages

23 October 2006 - 07:23 PM

vodkas I tend to stick to the top shelf.
Absolute makes me SO sick!! & it used to be my one & only. Now I drink Grey Goose, Kettle one, Tito's there are only a few potato vodkas in the states, most are made from grains but are distilled. I find that the vodkas that are distilled less than twice bother me.


Now I'm confused. Grey Goose is a wheat vodka, no? So why would Absolut make you sick and not Grey Goose? (Watch, I've just psyched you out!)

Luksusawa is a potato vodka and it's slowly becoming more and more available in the states. I keep a bottle in the freezer.

In Topic: Eating At Restaurants With Gluten Free Menus

20 October 2006 - 12:26 PM

I figure that once I've asked for the gluten-free menu, I've brought the issue to their attention.

As far as a manager goes, I find that restaurants that have gluten-free menus are usually places that train their employees well and you're not going to be dealing with a 20 year old who thinks you said "glucose." Maybe at a non-celiac friendly restaurant, but not at Outback or PF Chengs. So I don't usually ask for a manager as long as the server seems competent and knows what I'm talking about.

In Topic: Babycakes Nyc

19 October 2006 - 03:06 PM

Their cookies (choc chip, choc choc chip and cinnamon raisin) and brownies are the best thing they make there. I also love their poppy seed cake.